RIDBC Consultant, Andrew Kendrick, working with Tahliya at RIDBC Liverpool

On Thursday 15 March, 2018, The Lions Club of The City of Liverpool will donate specialist hearing equipment to Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Liverpool, supporting children and adults with hearing loss living in Sydney’s South-West.

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Daniel skiing

Daniel is set to represent the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Garfield Barwick School in the NSW State Championships for skiing at Perisher, 27 August. Daniel earned a place in the State Championships when he was successful in the Alpine Skiing division of the NSW Northern Regions Interschool competition. Daniel, who is ten years old and in year four at RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, was diagnosed with profound hearing loss after a similar loss was picked up in one of his siblings.

Mark Butler, Chris Rehn and Tanya Plibersek

To mark the launch of Hearing Awareness Week 2011, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Human Services and Social Inclusion, today presented a cheque for $12 000 to the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children on behalf of Australian Hearing. The donation from Australian Hearing will help fund RIDBC’s early intervention services for children who are hearing impaired.

Elijah and Chris Rehn

As part of Hearing Awareness Week, August 22 – 27, one of Australia’s leading hearing organisations, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), is reminding us that access to technology and skilled early intervention remains key to ensuring children with impaired hearing reach their full potential. On an average day in Australia at least two children will be identified as deaf or with a significant hearing impairment.

RIDBC's Kaye Bailey and volunteers help set up Book Fair

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) raised a record–breaking $27,000 at its Annual Book, Toy and Music Fair, held on 16 and 17 July, 2011. The fundraising event smashed the $20,000 raised in 2010, with over 30,000 donated items helping to get RIDBC over the line. Event Organiser, Kaye Bailey said the Book, Toy and Music Fair was a huge success largely because of the efforts of the many volunteers who helped out in the lead–up to the event, as well as on the day.

Tom Biddle

Carlingford Rotary Club has awarded the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre a generous grant to fund a student scholarship. Orchard Hills resident Thomas Biddle, is undertaking a Master of Special Education degree at RIDBC Renwick Centre and has been named by RIDBC as the 2011 recipient. Mr. Biddle, who has been appointed to RIDBC Garfield Barwick School, said it was a privilege to receive the award that gives him the opportunity to extend his studies.