Update on Standish Lipreading Society and the Coronavirus

Please note that all group activities are suspended until further notice.We would like to reassure everyone that, as soon as we are able, Standish Lipreading Society classes will run as usual.

In the meantime, KEEP SAFE!

What are we up to in lockdown?
Despite not being able to meet face-to-face during ‘lockdown’, members of Standish Lipreading Society are busy helping the NHS by sewing scubs for Royal Preston & Chorley Hospitals in support of front line staff in the fight to combat Corona Virus.contribution which will help to ensure that classes continue.

Other members have formed a Whatsapp group enabling members to keep in touch and to get to know each other better as well as share ideas of what they are doing to occupy time whilst being isolated. 

Both our tutors, who happen to work in care homes, have reported that so far, homes are virus free.  Well done to everyone!

Thank you Slimming World
Thank you very much to Michelle, from Slimming World, who came to present a £100 donation to Standish Lipreading Society.  She presented it to Joyce Dalgliesh, our Deputy Chairperson during one of the Tuesday classes.  We are extremely appreciative of the Michelle’s Groups’ contribution which will help to ensure that classes continue.
Trip to the theatre
Members recently enjoyed a captioned performance of Shirley Valentine.  It was enjoyed by all.
Wigan Networking Event
Members of the Society attended a successful Wigan Networking Event at St Marie’s Church Hall on 30 January 2020.
Christmas Celebrations
We can’t let the festivities bypass us. This year, our members enjoyed a lunch at The Charnley Arms in Standish.
Thank You ASDA
Standish Lipreading Society wish to thank Asda’s Green Token Giving Programme for their generous donation of £200. In particular, Charlene, Asda’s Community Champion at the Robin Park Superstore, who kindly presented the £200 cheque yesterday.
Standish Library Garden Dig

Christine Scholes, Chair and Joyce Dalgliesh, Vice Chair of Standish Lipreading Society planting a perennial in The Mayflower border at Standish Library Garden Dig held on Saturday 5 October.


ASDA Collection
Anne Keating, our Fund Raising Manager, organised a Collection and Awareness day at Asda, Robin Park, Wigan recently.  A total of £311.50 was collected which will be used to ensure the continuity of our Society.  Thankyou to everyone who helped to organise, collected and donated to our cause.
Dragon’s Den

Standish Lipreading Society qualified for the finals of the Rotary grant award.  In a Dragon’s Den style presentation, Dave Johnson, with the support of Alison Wareing (our Tuesday class Tutor), did an excellent job and at the end of the evening the Society was awarded a cheque for £944.  Thank you so much to Wigan Rotary Club for their their support.
(This took place last Wednesday Evening at Norley Hall Sports Centre in Pemberton.)
The first photo was taken by the Chief Executive of the Local Life Magazine.  This is a group photo of presentation winners and Dragon judges
The second photo includes SLRS members celebrating their success

Sensory Team Visit

Members of Standish Lipreading Society enjoyed a visit from Sue Porter and Ruth Bimson from Wigan Social Services, Sensory Team who give a talk and demonstration of equipment to assist people with hearing loss. It was a really worthwhile and enjoyable session and both Sue and Ruth patiently answered all our questions.  A very big thank you to both of you …

February Raffle


Did you win one or even more of these fantastic raffle prizes? If not we are terribly sorry, but you may be comforted by the fact that tickets bought from us raised a mammoth £214! This money will help pay towards our lip-reading sessions at the Standish Community Centre and Standish Library. Thank you to all who kindly donated the prizes, those who purchased tickets and most important of all our Anne, the fundraising officer (pictured), who organised and managed the event. celebrating their success