Nottingham based deaf charity, The Ear Foundation, held its Annual Open Day fundraising event on Saturday 1st July, raising over £1,000 towards its services to help deaf children, teenagers and adults at its centre in Lenton, Nottingham.
There was fun for all the family including a bouncy castle, face painting and a magic show for the children, as well as arts and crafts, a tombola, raffle, cake stall and games, and everyone enjoyed some tasty food from the BBQ.
Sarah Hoyle, head of adult services at The Ear Foundation said:”All the money raised will go to support the work of The Ear Foundation with our services to help deaf children, teenagers and adults.”
The Ear Foundation was founded in Nottingham in 1989 when hearing technology, such as cochlear implants weren’t available for children in England. Deafness in both childhood and adulthood has a devastating effect on language and communication developments and, since starting out, the charity has seen hearing technology move from being controversial to being a routine provision today, bringing life-changing benefits to deaf children and adults.
Sarah Hoyle, head of adult services at The Ear Foundation explains: “The Ear Foundation today bridges the gap between clinic-based services, where today’s exciting hearing technologies, including cochlear implants and bone conducting hearing implants are fitted, and home, school and work where they are used by people in daily life.”
To find out more about The Ear Foundation, please click here.