The Lord Mayor has chosen to support one charity during her term of office

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society (NDS), is a registered charity based in Forest Road West. It was formed in 1890 by a group of philanthropic church and community leaders who had a vision for a society in which all deaf people can fully participate.

NDS plays a big part in the lives of deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing people throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.

The success of the charity today is built on the wonderful history and rich culture of the deaf community. They have an enviable reputation for providing community outreach for 400 Deaf service users from their centre on Forest Road West.

They give deaf people access to a range of tailored information and support services such as welfare benefits advice, training, luncheon clubs and befriending schemes. With a team of British Sign Language Interpreters on hand to provide vital support in times of crisis and need, NDS really is a bridge between a hearing and a deaf world.

As a charity they have to raise the majority of their annual budget through income generation, grants and voluntary donations. Without fundraising donations, the charity simply wouldn’t survive, so please give generously.

Councillor Wendy Smith, Lord Mayor of Nottingham

If you would like to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Charity please make a cheque payable to ‘The Lord Mayor’s Charity’ and send it to

The Civic Office
The Council House
Old Market Square