Brighton charity donates music equipment to deaf school

Posted On 18 Aug 2013 at 8:55 am

The Brighton Lions have presented musical equipment worth £800 to Hamilton Lodge Deaf School in Kemp Town.

The school said that the donation built on the innovative “Music and the Deaf” work that had been taking place at the school over the past two years. It has included performances from Stomp and Dave Rowntree of Blur.

Deaf students have been learning drums, music technology, keyboard and guitar.

The Brighton Lions donated guitars earlier this year and were so impressed with the results that they have now presented more items including

  • drum sticks
  • drum stools
  • guitar strings
  • drum skins

Bob Brown, the president of the Brighton Lions, said: “Brighton Lions are very pleased to donate music equipment to Hamilton Lodge to support music development in the school and college.”

Principal Graham Sheppard said: “We really appreciate the commitment of Brighton Lions to help us expand our music work with our deaf students.

“Every child should have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument of their choice regardless of any hearing impairment or disability.

“The students are really enjoying learning to play music.”

Hamilton Lodge Deaf School and College is a charitable specialist school for deaf and hearing impaired students in Walpole Road, Brighton.

It opened in 1945 and takes students come from across the south east, including London, with two thirds of the students boarding during the week.

Hamilton Lodge students with music teacher Neil Inman and Brighton Lions Bob Brown and David Sawyer

Hamilton Lodge students with music teacher Neil Inman and Brighton Lions Bob Brown and David Sawyer

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