Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

07/07/08 MP Rosie named as ambassador for Deaf Parenting UK

WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been unveiled as an ambassador for Deaf Parenting UK.

Rosie Cooper MP

Rosie, who is a child of deaf parents, has been a tireless supporter of the deaf community and has been board member for Merseyside Centre for the Deaf for over 30 years.

Deaf Parenting UK is the first ever charity and small national organisation to be run by deaf parents for deaf parents.

It represents the needs of deaf parents in the UK, who have hearing children, deaf children or children with disability.

In becoming an ambassador, Rosie joins the likes of ex-Queens Park Rangers footballer Ian Holloway and Labour MEP Richard Howitt, who are also ambassadors.

Labour MP Rosie said: “I am delighted to be an ambassador for Deaf Parenting UK.

“As the eldest child of deaf parents, I was often my parents’ voice. It was during these years that I became aware of the barriers facing people with disability and I had to fight hard to make my parents’ voices heard.

“My political career has very much been shaped by my experiences as a child in a deaf household and I am determined to do everything I can to raise awareness of issues facing the deaf community.”

For more information on Deaf Parenting UK, log onto www.deafparent.org.uk

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