Apton Hall fete to raise money for hearing equipment
18 July 2013
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
Fete organiser Carolyn Squire said: "From experiences with my
husband, I feel deafness can be something of an unseen
"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.