BBC Radio 4 appeal

On Sunday 8th July 2014 Sound Seekers is the subject of a Radio 4 appeal, voiced by the One Foot In The Grave actress Annette Crosbie. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to spread the word about Sound Seekers work and we would really appreciate it if you could encourage people to listen in and hear about our work. A link to the appeal will be posted on Sound Seekers website and social media pages for 7 days after the broadcast so that we can get as

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Hello from Sierra Leone!

Sarah Hubbard tells us what's been going on at Sierra Leone's National School for the Deaf. Time has been flying here in West Africa, and work has been progressing. As of now we have painted almost the entire inside of the school! It’s a wonder what a fresh coat of paint can do for a place. We have chosen some bright new colors for the corridors and classrooms and even had some new wooden strips varnished and put up. Check out the before and after

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Kerry’s marathon

Kerry Downes, an audiologist at St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London, ran the London marathon for Sound Seekers and raised over £2,000 in the process. We asked Kerry about all the training, fundraising, and of course the big day itself. Having done a half marathon and a few 10 km runs over the years, I’d always wanted to do a full marathon – so when the opportunity came to run the London Marathon for Sound Seekers, I jumped at the chance.

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Elizabeth and the Kansenshi Basic School in Ndola, Zambia

Lucy (Sound Seekers CEO) brings us up to speed on work in Ndola, Zambia One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to get to know people in the seven countries where we have projects, and being able to enrich these relationships with each visit. The most fun aspect of this is revisiting schools for the deaf, where I can reconnect with children who I haven’t seen for a year or so, and who with any luck remember me and my sign name ‘bell

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Thanks to our corporate partner Arco

In early August Lucy and Stuart visited the Arco Ltd HQ in Hull and collected an amazing donation of £8,597.48!  This year Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, donated a portion of the profits from their hearing protection range to Sound Seekers and we are thrilled that they will continue to support us for at least another year

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Cameroon – Colder, rainier, prettier, cleaner and better even than I’d hoped!

Lucy (Sound Seekers CEO) blogs from a trip to Sierra Leone Another African country where I’ve underpacked, thinking I was going to be sweating rather than shivering.  Unlike my Malawi trip, I’d remembered to look at the weather forecast this time, but forgot that weather stations are quite a long way away from each other in Africa. And hence not to be relied upon. So yet again, I have to sport my running trainers with my proper clothes, watch

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Back in East Africa – land of the mouse kebab

Lucy (Sound Seekers CEO) tells us about her first trip to Malawi My first time in Malawi. A huge welcome from the Bartletts at the ABC Hearing Clinic, who welcomed me into their family for the whole weekend, providing piles of pancakes and showing me round Lilongwe. The first time for seeing a roast mouse kebab (five little blackened corpses on a stick, which would make my cats feel like there was some justice in the world after all) and the second

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Volunteering in Ndola

Earlier this year, Adonye Banigo volunteered for Sound Seekers in Ndola, Zambia. We asked him about his experience and what advice he would give to anyone planning to volunteer with Sound Seekers. Q Why did you agree to volunteer for Sound Seekers in Zambia? A Well, volunteering for Sound Seekers was sort of my idea. Sound Seekers provides a perfect combination of my chosen specialty as a doctor (Ear, Nose and Throat surgery) and my passion for

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Kiwani’s International UK Brixton Branch fundraising concert

Kiwani’s International UK Brixton Branch are holding a fundraising concert in aid of Sound Seekers at 7.30pm on Friday 16th September. The concert is being held at the Leighton House Museum on Holland Park Road, London, and will feature a piano and soprano recital by three incredibly talented soloists, who will perform a selection of music and songs from a classical tradition. Perhaps more interestingly, the programme will also feature work from the

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