Supporting Deaf people and those with acquired hearing difficulties to live independent lives

WNDA-Fundraising-Local motorcycle club raising funds for our services
WNDA-Groups-Chat club attendees wearing paper hats as part of our Christmas celebrations
WNDA-Groups-Chat club attendees tending to plants as part of a day out to the garden centre
WNDA-Children's Services - Young person receiving tennis coaching
WNDA-Groups-Coffee morning attendees enjoying a coffee and a chat
WNDA-Groups-Deaf club attendees wearing Union Jack hats for one of our themed events
WNDA-Groups-Chat club service user dancing at one of our events

Living with hearing loss can be isolating. The difficulties faced with communication can lead to feelings of loneliness and cause people to become disengaged. Hearing loss is not just about the inability to hear, it is also about the daily struggles a person experiences communicating with those around them, and the impact this has on a persons' wellbeing.

At WNDA our goal is to support the Deaf community and those with acquired hearing difficulties. We provide a broad variety of social activities, providing opportunities to engage with others facing the same challenges; this will help eliminate any feelings of isolation and help you feel part of a community.

Our social groups and activities are returning! See below for more information, or SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER to be the first to find out what exciting activities are happening in our community

WNDA-Events-Service user stroking goats on a day out to a local animal sanctuary
 

Social Clubs & Activities

On Now

WNDA Does Strictly Come Dancing!

8th January 2022 - 5th March 2022, 1:30-2:30pm @ Greyfrairs Academy, Kings Lynn

WNDA does strictly come dancing - poster with dates

Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Rose & Giovanni? Come and join us for our FIRST EVER dance competition specifically for those people affected by hearing loss.

Taking place over 9 weeks, you and your partner can show off your moves and be in with a chance to win the glitterball!

This event is open to all, and all abilities are welcome. Or if dancing is not for you come along and show your support, and cheer on your favourite couple.

And if you don't have a partner don't let that put you off; Get in touch and we'll see what we can do.

Kenny Deaf Swim School

Tuesdays - 6pm-7pm - St James Swimming Pool

Kenny Deaf swim school poster - UK's first swim school for Deaf children

The UK's FIRST dedicated swim school for Deaf children is now on!

Run by Oli Kenny, Team GB member and Deaf advocate, this swim school is suitable for children aged 5-12 with all levels of hearing loss and all abilities.

C.H.A.T Club - Hunstanton

Second Monday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club Hunstanton Flyer - What's on

Hunstanton Community Centre, Avenue Road, Hunstanton

Conversation, Hearing Aids & Tea club returns to Hunstanton. Join us for social activities, networking, support & advice with other hearing aid wearers. We're looking forward to seeing you!

C.H.A.T Club - Kings Lynn

Fourth Monday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club King's Lynn Flyer - What's on

The Deaf Centre, 32b Railway Road, Kings Lynn

Our all-inclusive social group for those living with hearing loss is back in Lynn! And with so many exciting activities planned, we're looking forward to seeing you there!

Gentle Exercise Club

Wednesdays -1pm-2pm

WNDA Gentle Exercise class poster - Downham Market

*NEW location - Salvation Army Hall, Downham Market*

A new gentle exercise class tailored to those with all levels of hearing loss. Come along, meet new people, and keep fit! All abilities welcome. 

£1 per person

Coffee Morning

Tuesdays - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre

WNDA-Coffee Morning - Coffee & conversation with other people facing similar issues

Come along and join our friendly club... Meet new friends and chat in BSL with other Deaf people. We can also offer support, advice & maintenance of your hearing aids

Deaf Club - Saturday Group

Second Saturday of the month - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre

WNDA-Groups-Deaf club attendee enjoying a visit from a local wildlife sanctuary - Holding a skunk!

Specifically for BSL users for social interaction, activities, information & advice. We also arrange regular trips out, guest speakers and information sessions, all suitable for British Sign Language users

C.H.A.T Club - Swaffham

Third Monday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club Swaffham Flyer - What's on

*NEW location - The George Hotel, Swaffham, PE37 7LJ*

Our social group for those affected by acquired hearing loss is coming to Swaffham! Conversation, refreshments, social activities & support... We can't wait to welcome you!

C.H.A.T Club - Downham Market

Last Thursday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club Downham Market Flyer - What's on

Salvation Hall, Bridge Street, Downham Market

CHAT Club has returned to Downham! Conversation, Hearing Aid support, and Tea, as well as group activities and lots of laughs, all tailored to those affected by acquired hearing loss.

Tinnitus Support Group

Last Thursday of the month - 2pm

Gold Award Tinnitus Support Group certificate

The Deaf Centre, King's Lynn

 

Gold award-winning tinnitus support group has returned. Meet others facing the same challenges, learn new coping techniques, and talk to our specialist who can provide expert support & advice

**NEW** Walking Club

Kings Lynn: 1st Thursday of the month -10am

Downham: Third Thursday of the month - 10am

WNDA-Walking Club - Guided walks tailored to those with hearing loss

Our NEW walking club is here!

Enjoy guided exercise around the towns & countryside of West Norfolk, and further afield. Stay active with walks suitable for all abilities and tailored to those with hearing loss.

Coming Soon

**NEW** Cinema Club

WNDA-Groups-Cinema Club - BSL and subtitled films at our Deaf Centre

Watch new & archive films from British and International Deaf film makers, as well as classic movies, all subtitled from the British Film Institute

**NEW** Young Deaf Group

Aneta - Host of the NEW young people deaf group

A new social group for those aged 40 & under with all levels of hearing loss. Suitable for BSL users, lipreaders, and everyone in between, this group will help you build connections with others facing similar issues, as well as providing support & guidance.

**NEW** Men's Group

WNDA-Deaf Advocacy-Oliver Kenny, one of our trustees, using BSL

Especially run by and designed for men with acquired hearing loss. Conversation, companionship, activities and refreshments in our comfortable, informal surroundings.

**NEW** Deaf Migrant Group

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A new group for the Deaf or those with acquired hearing loss from outside of the UK, where English &/or BSL is not a first language.

Get support, socialise and improve language skills with others in a safe, purpose-built space

Young Peoples Groups & Activities

 

**NEW** Swimming Club

Tuesdays - 6pm-7pm - St James Swimming Pool

Kenny Deaf Swim School poster - Details of UK's first Deaf swim school organised by WNDA

Join us for the First ever UK Deaf Swimming Club! Hosted by a Deaf Swimming Coach, with years of competition experience, children can learn to swim in a safe, suitable environment

Story Time

WNDA-Storytime-BSL & Subtitled stories for children, available on YouTube

Regular, online Story Time for young children. A new story every month

from our own collection, with all videos in BSL and subtitled, ensuring they can be enjoyed by all children

Breakout Club

Second Saturday of the month @ The Deaf Centre

WNDA-Groups-Breakout club-Young service user wearing skis and a helmet to enjoy one of our day trips

Breakout Club is back!

Social networking & activities especially created for tweens and pre-tweens. Group-led activities and socialising with their peers in a friendly, relaxed environment

Parent Networking

WNDA-Groups-Breakout club-Young service user in a boat receiving instructions on how to water-ski

Group for parents and carers of children newly diagnosed as Deaf or with hearing loss. Support, advice, information, and friendly company

from others in similar situations

 

Fundraising Events

Yve walks for WNDA

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Our volunteer Yve is embarking on a 24 hour hike along the North Norfolk Coast in an effort to raise funds for our vital charity.

All support is greatly welcomed!

Motown, Ska & Mod Night

WNDA-Event-Ska, motown and mod night at Downham Market Town Hall. Tickets available by email.

Enjoy a night of live music from some of the best motown, ska & mod bands around, as well as live DJ sets playing all your favourite two-tone bands!

Tickets available for just £12 - Be quick as they're selling out fast!

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE