Hearing Link fundraisers' stories
Calling all runners, slimmers, coffee drinkers, cake makers, parachutists and others with fundraising talents. We need your energy and enthusiasm!
Organising a fundraising event is a great way to raise much needed cash for Hearing Link, while also meeting new people and having fun. We can provide you with ideas for fundraising and support materials and help organise your event.
Take a look at some of our fundraising stories - and be inspired to contact us today. Thank you!
78 year old skydiver
Stewart risks all for Hearing Link
Now aged 78 our Vice President Stewart Simpson has just completed his most daring venture to date - a tandem Skydive from 12,000 feet.
Ask him why he should do such a thing he replied "With so many Hearing Link fund-raising initiatives on offer the Skydive attracted me most. It was, and is, a chance to raise funds for Hearing Link and to gain greater recognition of the work it does. I hope others will feel encouraged to do likewise - though not necessarily to Skydive!''
Here’s a hairy story! …
Beautifully smooth legs for Gary
Volunteer Gary Brook decided that to have his legs waxed would be a great way to raise money and more awareness of Hearing Link and hearing loss. Paula–Jayne’s Beauty carried out the waxing in a very professional manner - so much so that Gary barely screamed. He must be tough!
Gary now has two beautifully smooth legs and has raised over £150 for Hearing Link.
Cycling for Charity
Paul raises over £800
Paul Parsons has been an advocate for hearing loss and Hearing Link for many years, but we were still thrilled and surprised when he contacted the Fundraising Team about his 140 mile off road challenge from Workington to Tynemouth, for our charity.
Hearing Link is exceptionally grateful to Paul for spending three days pushing himself beyond his known limits and for raising a final total of over £800.
Running for Autumn Gold
Running a marathon to help my mum
The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon was a huge success again this year and we were very proud of Mel, Nikki and Kerry who ran for us. Here's what Melanie de Lacy Staunton had to say, 'My mum has struggled with hearing loss for as long as I can remember and I feel like the impact of hearing loss on someone’s life gets massively overlooked. It can be very isolating. It’s tough to see my mum sitting there, not being able to partake in the conversation - and my family love to converse.'
Mel raised over £1,250 and finished the race in 2 hours and 15 minutes – not bad at all for her first time!