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Lollipop is 20 in 2024!


2024 is a special year as we celebrate 20 years since the founding of the charity by Andrea Gitsham.

We will be celebrating this important milestone in June with a garden party in the grounds of The Homestead in York! Lollipop members past and present are invited (reply to your email invitation), along with our partners, funders, trustees, volunteers, friends, ambassadors and special guests to thank everyone involved in Lollipop’s success. We would not be a thriving charity without the continuous, generous support from our volunteers and trustees!


Who we are

Lollipop offers opportunities for children and young people with any degree of deafness from mild to profound and their families to meet and build friendships with others, with whom they share their experiences of deafness.

Lollipop achieves this through providing regular FREE social activities in a relaxed and informal environment.  We offer a wide range of activities in order to provide something of interest to everyone.  Through such activities we aim to encourage members to try something new, express themselves freely and realise their true potential and in doing so build confidence, increase self-esteem and develop self-identity.  Lollipop also raises awareness of deafness and its implications amongst the wider community.