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Help to Hear Fund

The Help to Hear Fund is a registered Scottish Charity (SC0074481). It was founded by Raj Singh, OBE, FRCS in 1988 for the purpose of establishing a Cochlear Implant Programme for the people of Scotland.  This was set-up at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock in 1989, where the charity funded the first twelve cochlear implant operations.  When NHS funding became available for Adult cochlear implantation in the early 1990s, the charity continued to fund cochlear implants for Children until NHS monies became available.

Whilst cochlear implants are now funded by the NHS (for both Adults and Children), the Help to Hear Fund continues to support the Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme at Crosshouse Hospital in many ways:

Thank You

Congratulations and thank you to Calvin Black who took part in the 10k in Glasgow this summer. Calvin and his uncle David Mitchell, both ran and raised money for the Help to Hear Fund.

We greatly appreciate your efforts.

Calvin and David

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the following implant users and their families who have made donations to the Help to Hear Fund over the past few months.

July 2014 to May 2015

Marion Duncan
D McClure
Jack Hutson’s family and friends
Douglas Heddle
William Senior
William Quinn
Elsa Mowat
Family of Dario Toti
Society of Radiographers
Anne Torrance
Family of Sophie Burns
Events Management Students, Edinburgh College
Family of Rona Morrison
Jack Hutson
Anne Cameron
Colin Burns

January to June 2014

The family of Dario Toti
Sally Groundland
Pat Cameron
Debbie Roddick
The family of Sophie Burns
Maria Malcolm
Shona Gillies
Mary Smillie
Mr & Mrs A Fyfe on behalf of their daughter Hazel Fyfe

Pictured below are Joyce Gray and her husband James, who have raised £1,000 for the Help To Hear Fund through a Sunday Tea and Raffle in Shetland. Joyce’s brothers, Peter and Robert Anderson also have cochlear implants.
Thank you all very much.

help to hear

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the following implant users and their families who have made donations over the past few months.

July to December 2013

Carol Bremner
Andrew Sweeney
The parents of Sophie Burns
The family of Lily Anderson
Elsa Mowat
William Senior
Douglas Heddle
The family of the late Mary Fraser
Margaret Black
Martin Bates
Joseph & Elizabeth McIntyre
Mr & Mrs Norman Smith
Jean Brooks on behalf of Robert Brooks
Anne Torrance
Hugh Fagan
Susan Anderson

We would like to thank Marion Duncan for her generous donation to the Help to Hear Fund. Marion raised money through a sponsored walk, a team building day at her work and her daughter made and sold candles. Her donation is very much appreciated.

Marion Duncan

June 2013

Margaret McLeish
Grace Smith

Clay Shoot at Woodgreen Farm

Martin Sneddon very kindly organised a clay shoot this summer to raise funds for the Help to Hear Fund.

'On the 9th of June we achieved our clay shoot day at Woodgreen Farm, Kilwinning. We were incredibly fortunate to have the sun in our favour and sun cream was the order of the day. Twenty people turned out for the shoot which allowed me to meet the £500 forfeit. My target was 50 clays from 60 and this time I achieved 50 from 56 with 4 to spare. The targeting was also of a high standard with the gals doing particularly well and outshining most of the guys.
We have to thank the incredible support from the Craig family at Woodgreen Farm. Robert kindly let us use his south facing pasture which made ideal conditions for the shoot. Also thanks to the Irvine police for their help in organising the shoot
We are proud to announce the incredible total of £4321.25 of sponsors with some very generous donations to help us on the way. Thanks to everyone for their help in raising this fantastic amount of money.'

Thank you very much to Martin and all his friends and sponsors.


May 2013

Willie McLernon, Farmer Autocare

April 2013

Rachel O'Neill
Sophie Burns and family
Jack Hutson

March 2013

Anne Cameron

January 2013

Dario Toti and family

December 2012

Gillian Low
Elsa Mowat
Hugh Fagan
Sally Groundland

November 2012

Sophie Burns and family

The Burns family also very kindly donated all the party ware for this year's Children's Christmas Party.


We would especially like to thank Sophie Burns' family, pictured below with Agnes Allen Head of Department, who are continuing to fundraise each month via a tuck shop at Dad's work. This is a great idea and we are very grateful to them for their efforts.

October 2012

Dancas Insurance Brokers - Casey Stephenson's parents
William Senior
Douglas Heddle
Jack Hutson

August 2012

Sophie Burns and family

June 2012

Sophie Burns and family
Grace Smith

May 2012

Isabel McNab
Jack Hutson (from the sale of his photographs)

March 2012

Anne Cameron

January 2012

Mr & Mrs Gordon Anderson
Angusina Clarke

December 2011

Mr & Mrs Mowat
Mrs Joan Anne Wright
June Shankland
Helen Jackson
The Toti Family
The 99th Glasgow Girls Brigade - Ruby and Holly Halpin

Jack Hutson Donates to Help to Hear Fund

Jack Hutson photo

Jack Hutson is a cochlear implant user from Ayr and a keen photographer. He has kindly donated 4 framed prints to the clinic to be sold with all proceeds going to the Help to Hear Fund. More photographs (unframed) are available online at www.photographsofscotland.org.uk. Jack has set up this website specifically to raise money for the Help to hear Fund and makes no profit himself. We are very grateful to him for all his efforts.

November 2011

Mr William Senior

October 2011

Mr & Mrs Burns - parents of Sophie Burns


Lucy Bennett

We would like to thank the godparents of Lucy Bennett for their very kind donation to the Help to Hear Fund. Lucy’s godparents, Marion and Charlie Mitchell raised this money from their Pearl Wedding Anniversary and we are very grateful to them for this generous gesture. Lucy was implanted in October 2010 and continues to make excellent progress with her implants. Lucy is pictured with her Mum and sister Emma.


 

Leon Martin

We would like to thank the Grandparents of Leon Martin, for their very kind donation of £200 to the Help to Hear Fund. Leon's grandparents, Joe and Betty Martin raised this money from their Ruby Wedding Celebration and we are very grateful to them for this generous gesture. Leon was implanted last August and continues to make excellent progress with his implant.

 

Albert Bryant

We would like to thank the family of Albert Bryant for their kind donation of £700 to the Help to Hear Fund. Albert's daughter Lynn and her husband Alec ran in the Glasgow half marathon last year and raised this fantastic amount through sponsorship. We are very grateful to them for their all their efforts and hard work. Albert has had his implant for many years and continues to make very good use of it.


 

CJ Murray

We would like to thank the family and friends of CJ Murray, who recently presented the Cochlear Implant Clinic with a cheque for the Help to Hear Fund.

CJ had his cochlear implants in May of this year and is making excellent progress.
His parents organised a charity night with lots of different events including head shaving, leg waxing and a disco and raised £500 .

We would like to thank them for their generosity and thoughtfulness.


 

Martin Sneddon

We would like to thank Martin Sneddon, a local businessman and cochlear implant user, for his very generous donation to the Help to Hear Fund. Martin organised a Clay Pigeon Event and very kindly financed all the shells and equipment himself. With the support of friends and family he raised the fantastic total of £2,727 which is greatly appreciated.