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December Programme

Saturday 2nd December — Come and join us at 3pm in All Saints church for the Annual Christmas service led by the Hampshire Churches together of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Team, followed by light refreshments. All welcome!

Tuesday 5th December — Christmas Tea Party afternoon, 2pm in the church hall, with fun, surprises, crackers and entertainment. All members are invited, plus a few special guests including some children from the Butts school. The refreshments will be prepared by our regular volunteer Catering Team so please do not bring any food, however do please bring along a Raffle prize to the value of £5 (with a free raffle ticket given to all ensuring that everyone goes home with a prize).

Sunday 10th December — 3pm in the church hall Christmas T@3
Light afternoon tea with friends, open to all Hard of Hearing members and friends. Do come and join us!
Very many thanks to both Janet and Priscilla who regularly generously donate cakes and to Vicky whose support since we started has been invaluable.

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Knitted with Love

Very many thanks to all, both known and unknown, who have so generously supported this group with beautifully made woollen garments, toys and blankets over the last year. Be assured that everything is found a home For any more information please contact Kate, 83514

Hands Up to Hear

It has become increasingly apparent to me over recent weeks that those of us with a hearing loss (hearing aid wearer or not) can be our own worst enemies. Rather than making a fuss we put up with our hearing difficulties thus excluding ourselves from full involvement in meetings, social gatherings and church services. We quickly respond to enquiries about being able to hear by assuring the enquirer that all is well, when in actual fact we are struggling to hear and interpret what speech we actually pick up. With this in mind I propose that we at the Hard of Hearing group encourage you to join our campaign 'Hands up to Hear' in which we encourage those speaking to us to become aware of our difficulties, either directly or, if in meeting, by raising our hand and requesting that the speaker project their voice. It takes some courage to stand out in the crowd but by doing so we will be helping not only ourselves but others and raising awareness of this 'hidden disability'. So please 'Hands up to Hear'.
NB there is also a wide variety of equipment available, including personal listening devices, amplified land and mobile telephones, TV listeners and enhanced safety equipment all of which can be demonstrated by Graham in the deafPlus Mobile Unit on the fourth Tuesday of the month (not December, unfortunately) in Sainsburys car park from 1.30am until noon. Why not go and see?

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