New uniform boost for Lowestoft Signing Choir

Lowestoft Lions present the new uniform to Lowestoft Signing Choir (LSC). Pictures: Mick Howes

Lowestoft Lions present the new uniform to Lowestoft Signing Choir (LSC). Pictures: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

They have been entertaining audiences at events large and small for a number of years.

Lowestoft Lions present the new uniform to Lowestoft Signing Choir (LSC). Pictures: Mick Howes

Lowestoft Lions present the new uniform to Lowestoft Signing Choir (LSC). Pictures: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

And now a popular choir will be able to perform all year round in comfort – thanks to a donation of clothing from a community club.

With the Lowestoft Signing Choir (LSC) in need of a new uniform and protective clothing they approached Lowestoft Lions, who decided to help the choir by providing them with the fleeces and coats that they wanted.

Chairman of the Signing Choir Trustees, Julie Robbins, said: 'The LSC are extremely grateful to the Lions for the new fleeces, which will give the choir a smart new look.

'Many of our events are outdoors and with the unpredictable British weather, the new clothing will enable us to perform even if the sun isn't shining. The additional waterproof coats will also be beneficial on inclement days during our winter programme of events.'


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The LSC attend about 45 events per year and are again very busy this year. Regular bookings include the Heveningham country fair, Lowestoft Summer Festival, Lions Gala Day and Henham Steam Rally as well as many smaller public and private events.

The LSC is a mixed group of 50 people of all ages and abilities, all of whom have an interest in the deaf community through family, friends or work. The members are mainly from the Lowestoft area but some members live up to 40 miles away. They attended the first National Signing Choir Competition this year and achieved a bronze certificate.

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Lion President Robin Smith symbolically handed over a new fleece to the choir recently as the performed in London Road North to mark Deaf Awareness Week.

He said: 'We were really impressed by enthusiasm of the signing choir when they perform at our Gala Day. Our club is happy to help them by funding a uniform so that they can continue to promote awareness of sign language to a wide audience through their musical performances.'

For further information about LSC contact Julie Robbins on 07788 488 320. To make a booking you can call LSC on 07767 896 393 or email lowestoftsigningchoir@yahoo.com

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