As part of their ongoing investment to improve health, and support local and national community groups in the UK, Simplyhealth has made a significant donation to two deafness and hearing loss charities.
Simplyhealth’s donation of £30,000, split equally between the National Deaf Children’s Society and Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) will help to support children and adults who are living with deafness, hearing loss, and tinnitus. There are an estimated 12 million deaf adults and 50,000 deaf children in the UK, and these organisations work with them to overcome the many challenges that they currently face in their day to day lives or while at work, school, or trying to access healthcare during the current environment.
With many charities complementing the NHS, these hearing charities provide advice, guidance and therapies to help the many people across the UK who suffer from hearing loss, to hear and speak, as well as providing vital research into new interventions.
Simplyhealth staff have also been fundraising internally with a ‘Name that Sound’ challenge. Over ten days, staff have been given a sound to listen to, where each guess unlocks a £5 donation. A total of £2,540 was fundraised, in addition to Simplyhealth’s £30,000 donation, which will be split equally to both charities.