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Three cheers for volunteers!

We would like to celebrate the volunteers who offer their time, skills and enthusiasm to help Signal to build deaf friendly communities. A massive thank you to all of our volunteers – past and present!

Tinnitus award

Volunteers: photo of tinnitus volunteer receiving award


Fiona has won a Shrewsbury Town Council Mayor’s Award for her voluntary work with Signal as a tinnitus adviser. Her energy and empathy have been recognised with a Silver Award.

Tinnitus can be a lonely condition. Over the past two and a half years, Fiona has been instrumental in developing a thriving network of mutual support for people experiencing tinnitus in Shropshire.

“If you make a difference to one person’s life, then it has been worthwhile,” Fiona says.

“Volunteering has enabled me to acquire many a new skill and meet great people,” she adds.

Anna (pictured in headline photograph) volunteers with Signal to welcome people with questions about hearing loss to The Hub in central Shrewsbury.

If you too are interested in joining Anna and the friendly team of volunteers at The Hub, find out more here.

Smashing target

Volunteers: fundraising volunteer running the London Marathon for Signal


Clare trained tirelessly through the British winter and spring weather to run the London Marathon and raise money to support people with hearing loss at home and overseas.

Headteacher and first-time marathon runner Clare conquered the gruelling 26-mile course in a time of 04:55:52 and smashed her fundraising target to boot.

She raised an amazing £3,240.58, including donations made online and offline, and with the support of her school community.

Clare was inspired in her challenge by the children with hearing loss and their families with whom she has worked as a teacher.

Huge thanks to Clare and all of her supporters!

If you would like to take up a fundraising activity for Signal, whether sporting or more leisurely, please get in touch with Susan, susan@signal.org.uk.

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