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BBC Radio 4 backs Sound Seekers’ appeal

28 September, 2015

Sound Seekers, a national charity dedicated to helping deaf people in the world’s poorest communities, was chosen as one of BBC Radio 4’s Listener Appeal charities.

With a helping hand from 2013 Big Brother winner, Sam Evans, Sound Seekers partnered with the station to encourage as many listeners as possible to donate to the cause.

Supporting Sound Seekers

Sam, who was born severely deaf, recorded an appeal message on behalf of the charity, to raise awareness for the cause. He recently visited some of the children in Malawi who have benefitted from care and support offered by Sound Seekers audiologists. Find out more about his experience.

Having grown up deaf himself, Sam – along with Specsavers – wants to encourage the UK public to dig deep for the cause, which works in developing countries to help keep deaf children in school and adults in jobs.

If you would like to donate to the appeal please text HEAR25 followed by £5, £10, or £20 to 70070. A donation of £5 pays for a hearing test and £10 provides a hearing aid and batteries for a child who desperately needs them. A whole class of deaf children can receive a sign language lesson for just £20.

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