DBE Memorial Fund

Over the last 10 years, DBE has supported some inspirational deafblind people who have been loved by our Communicator-Guides and Deafblind Interpreters.  Helen Keller is a nationally recognised deafblind person who was born 27 June 1880 in Alabama, America and died 1968, she is clearly the most recognised deafblind person in history and totally inspirational. 

Here in the UK, Debbie James and DBE staff have supported many truly inspirational deafblind people who have overcome their disability, living independently requiring communication, access to information and safe guiding to enable them to have their own choice and control over all aspects of their daily lives. 

Debbie states "over the last 38 years working with and for deafblind people, I have known some extraordinary capable and independent totally deafblind people who have been using deafblind manual to communicate, access information and understand the world around them.  Deafblindness is a hidden disability, it can bring pity and great sympathy, all deafblind people want is to communicate effectively, guidance to help them make their choices, with empathy and to be valued and live with dignity." 

DBE has initiated this memorial fund to remember deafblind people we have supported, who we will never forget, they had a caring attitude and always wanted to help others and it seems fitting to create this fund to assist us to enable deafblind people nationally to reach their potential, to try different activities, specialist equipment and provide Communicator-Guides for a special occasion, short break or a trial session. 

Dennis Stringer RIP March, 2021
John Smith RIP February 2021Varan Navaratnum RIP 2019
Our special deafblind people we remember with fond memories, all of whom created deafblind awareness and joined in our fellowship:
Dorothy EntwistleDorothy Barr
Patrick Murphy   Emil Stryker
Margaret Ashman Paul Toulouse
Jane Crampton Kathleen Maynard
John HaslamPeggy Lamb
Walter HeathJoe Hatton
Ken CreweSarah Arnull Henry MBE
Josie Bell 

Our Trustees for our Memorial Fund are:  Angela Stringer, Debbie James and Jill Johnson.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for the fund, please contact debbie@deafblind-enablement.co.uk 
or 01733 686969 for an application form. 

If you wish to make a donation, however small, we will be truly grateful - our account details are:

DBE Memorial Fund (please use this as the reference)
Sort Code: 40-36-15
Account number: 12866730

Thank you :-)