Local resident Jennifer Letts founded Rushcliffe All Ears, a support group for those with hearing impairments such as tinnitus and imbalances.
Hosted at West Bridgford’s Epperstone Court every third Tuesday of the month between 10:30am and 12noon, the All Ears group enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits.
Both the Ear Foundation and O2 regularly visit, helping to maintain hearing aids, change tubes, batteries and offer general support; whereas the O2 assist with mobile phones and tablets.
Families, support workers and carers always welcome to join in. The All Ears group offers days out, as well as the opportunity to meet new people.
Nottingham’s Self Help UK branch have played a big part in helping the group, as well as Rushcliffe community voluntary services, Ear Foundation, Ropewalk and Nottingham Deaf Society.
Earlier on this year, the organisation was awarded funding from the Big Lottery. This enabled them to hire an accessible minibus for wheelchair users, buy a projector and flip board to help at meetings.
As someone with a hearing impairment, Jennifer really relates to the cause and is passionate about supporting others and raising awareness for hearing impairments.
The All Ears group are actively looking for volunteers to help take this initiative further, especially with the plans to expand in the new year.
For further information contact Jennifer via firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 0115 981 4077 or 07746 168433