As a charity, we rely on charitable donations to continue our vital work. Any support you can give will make a real difference.
Here are the differences we will make as a result of your donation
Our work is preventative because unmanaged hearing loss is linked to loneliness and isolation, reduced quality of life, poor physical health, falls (the risk of falls increasing by 140% for every 10 decibels of hearing loss) dementia (with those with severe hearing at five times the risk of developing dementia), depression and other mental health issues. Older people with hearing loss are more at risk because of reduced social networks/family member support and increased vulnerability to other long-term health/medical conditions.
The majority of our staff and volunteers have hearing loss, and consequently offer peer support to our service users. Peer support is proven to help people through difficult situations because peers can better relate to one another, and offer practical advice and suggestions that professionals may not know about, alongside increase a person’s sense of belonging.
We reduce the burden on carers given we support individuals to better manage their hearing loss and attend to their hearing aid maintenance needs in their local community/own home/care home.
Our volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and we offer comprehensive training and a wide range of highly rewarding volunteer roles. The majority of our volunteers are older people with hearing loss.
We listen to, and represent, the views and needs of our service users/people with hearing loss locally and nationally, consequently contributing towards best practice/service improvement.
Enjoy participating in a sponsored event
For the last two years, some of our supporters have raised funds via sponsored participation in the The Grafham Water Safari Walk, organised by Huntingdon Grafham Water Lions Club in May each year. There is a choice of a 3 mile or 10 mile walk around Grafham Water, set in 2,400 acres of beautiful countryside. It is a super day that brings the opportunity to do something different, enjoy the countryside, and meet others. Last year we raised over £2,700, which really made a difference, and we would like to beat this figure this year through increased participation.
If you can join us please get in touch with Amanda Morgan at Cambridgeshire Hearing Help Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: [email protected]
Or download and print this paper sponsorship form: CHH Sponsorship Form 2018 – Grafham Water Walk
Full details about the day are available here: Grafham Water 2018 walk full details
Challenge Central challenge events
If you are the more adventurous type, you could take part in a challenge event organised by Challenge Central.
Visit Challenge Central’s website to see the challenges available, which range from tracking Snowdon to cycling from Paris to London, or down the Croatian coast: https://www.challengecentral.co.uk/
You will need to cover the cost of your challenge event yourself and use our Virgin Money Giving page to start raising sponsorship. Alternatively, you can download and print this paper sponsorship form, or ask us to send you one in the post: CHH Sponsorship Form 2018. When you sign-up for your challenge, please quote our affiliate code: ‘Cambs CHH’. If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d also love to hear about your ideas/plans, and can help you to promote your efforts via social media, newspaper and radio.
Find out how you can leave a lasting legacy for people with hearing loss
If you would like to leave a legacy for Cambridgeshire Hearing Help in your Will, we can send you the form that you need to complete and include in your Will. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form, and you will need two witnesses to sign. If you have your own printer, you can download and print the form here.
Find out how you can support us when you shop online, at no extra cost to yourself.
Did you know that you can support Cambridgeshire Hearing Help by shopping online?
Every time you shop online via easyfundraising at one of the 3,300 retailers including Amazon, Tesco Direct, John Lewis, and Sainsbury’s, a donation will be made to Cambridgeshire Hearing Help, and it won’t cost you a penny extra.
It’s really simple to get started:
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Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to us. It couldn’t be easier!
There are no catches or hidden charges. Just make sure you shop through the above link every time you shop.
Thank you for your support.
Get resources to help you organise your own fundraising event
If you are interested in organising your own fundraising for us, we have created the following ‘Fundraise for us guide’ to give you some ideas and essential information: ‘Cambridgeshire Hearing Help’s Fundraise For Us Guide’. If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d also love to hear about your ideas/plans, and can help you to promote your efforts via social media, newspaper and radio.
Choose Cambridgeshire Hearing Help as your ‘Charity of the Year’, donate a gift in kind, or even sponsor one of our events.
We are committed to reducing the impact of hearing gloss on people’s lives across Cambridgeshire. If your company shares this commitment, we’d certainly be interested in forming a mutually beneficial partnership.
Benefits to your company would include us supporting you to become more accessible to both staff and customers with hearing loss.
You could support us through initiatives such as ‘charity of the year’, payroll giving, or gifts in kind.
Huge thanks to our funders:
Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, National Lottery Awards for All, City and University of Cambridge Masonic Charitable Trust, Eastern Academic Health Science Network, Hearing Trust, Girton Town Charity, John Huntingdon’s Charity, Linton Parish Council, Nicholas Swallow and Other Charities, St Neots Town Council, Thomas Galon Charity, Balsham Plough Monday Club, Cambridge RAG, Ely Hereward Rotary Club, Rotary Club of St Neots and St Mary’s, Descensus Aquarum Lodge, JCI Cambridge, John Lewis, and all the individuals who have given so generously.