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Apton Hall fete to raise money for hearing equipment

18 July 2013

Fundraising

A woman whose husband is profoundly deaf has organised a summer fete to raise money for hearing equipment at Southend Hospital.

Communication devices are needed for elderly wards so patients with hearing difficulties can communicate clearly with consultants and nursing staff. This will avoid misunderstandings and confusion when it comes to explaining symptoms and diagnosis.

The fete and fun day is being held at Apton Hall, with all proceeds going towards purchasing this specialist equipment.

Main attractions on the day include a car boot sale, dog show and agility demonstrations, refreshments stalls and competitions.

Fete organiser Carolyn Squire said: "From experiences with my husband, I feel deafness can be something of an unseen disability.

"These microphone and headset devices will make a lot of difference to patients who are hard of hearing. Anything we can do for the hospital is always a bonus."

The fete will take place on Saturday, 3 August from 12-5pm at Apton Hall farm, Apton Hall road, Canewdon, Essex, SS4 3RH.