Support Us at 70
Ewing Foundation’s 70 years of service
During 2022-23, we are celebrating 70 years of helping deaf children and young people to thrive and achieve at school.
70 years on, still going strong and needed as much as ever…
Deafness can be seen as an invisible disability, one that can be ‘fixed’ with a hearing aid or cochlear implant. But that is not the case: hearing technology changes rapidly and its effective use requires training and monitoring, while teachers need support on how to provide the best learning environment for deaf children.
Deaf pupils have many challenges in keeping pace with their peers in a classic classroom setting such as background noise or teachers talking to the class while writing on a board. It takes a confident child to raise their hand repeatedly in front of their class to say they cannot hear, and so many fall behind.
- Imagine how frustrating it must be not to be able to follow a difficult subject because your hearing aid tubing is blocked.
- How upsetting it would be to miss out on the lesson you love because your radio aid is not working properly.
- Or, if you are a teacher, how concerned you are that your deaf student feels truly involved in the lesson.
And that’s where the Ewing Foundation can help. Over the past seven decades, our team have checked and repaired thousands of hearing aids and radio aids, and supported thousands of deaf children and young people and their teachers in the classroom. We often work with a deaf learner from first school to sixth form, remaining a constant throughout their school lives. That is why we make a financial commitment in our reserves to ensure we will always be able to support the student throughout their formal education.
We may be a small (and perfectly formed!) charity, but we have made a big difference – and if you are reading this on a school day, you can be sure that somewhere in the country one of our team will be checking a hearing aid, and helping a deaf child to listen and learn at school.
Relationships are at the heart of our work. Over the years, we have built strong links with deaf charities and sector partners, working toward the same, shared aim of improved outcomes for deaf children and young people. What makes our work special is its hands-on delivery in the classroom, providing immediate, practical benefits for deaf children and young people and their teachers.
Or, could you, in this, our 70th year, consider remembering us in your will? Legacies have have had a dramatic impact on our work. Although we have a national reach, we are a small charity. This means that your legacy, whatever its size, will be very meaningful to us. If you are able to remember us when you make or amend your will, please can you include our name Ewing Foundation and charity number 226746. You may also wish to nominate us to receive donations in your memory, or in the memory of a loved one. Thank you very much for thinking of us.
Chosen charity: does your employer or place of worship have a charity of the year, or one selected at Christmas in lieu of sending cards? If so, please do consider how much your support would mean to us during our 70th anniversary year. Thank you.
We have been here for deaf children and young people and their teachers for 70 years. Please can you help us as we look to the next 70 years? Please support us at 70. Thank you very much!
If you have any questions, or you would like to learn more about our work, please Contact Us. We would love to hear from you!
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