THE Archbishop of York has launched a Lent appeal to raise funds for a deaf unit in Egypt.

Dr John Sentamu visited the school in 2010 said he had been deeply moved by the work of the deaf unit.

He said: “Daily life in Cairo can sometimes be difficult, especially for those who are disabled and do not have the opportunity for a good education.

“When I visited Cairo, it was a great delight to meet the children and workers at the school’s Deaf Club.

“The work of the unit is growing and helping many more children and parents.

“Please join me in my Lent appeal, and help this community provide a place for many more deaf children to experience joy and hope. Communicating with the world around us is vital if we want to participate fully in society”

Cheques to be made payable to EDA – Charity No 209145 and sent to Bishopthorpe Palace, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2GE or paid directly to EDA (and marked ‘Deaf Unit’) at Acc. No. 00018311, CAF Bank Ltd., Sort Code 40-52-40.

Donations are especially helpful if they are made within the Gift Aid scheme as EDA is a registered charity.

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