JCI Cambridge hosted a Quiz Night to raise money for Cambridgeshire Deaf Association & Cambridgeshire Hearing HelpJune 20, 2017 11:00 am Leave your thoughts
Cambridge, UK – 19 May 2017: The award-winning and thriving voluntary organisation Junior Chamber International (JCI) Cambridge, hosted a quiz night at The Blue Moon Pub in Cambridge yesterday to support Cambridgeshire Deaf Association (CDA) and Cambridgeshire Hearing Help.
Over 50 people took part in a quiz with a twist, designed to raise awareness of living with a hearing impairment. Through different rounds, participants were asked to answer questions, to lip-read and guess lines from film clips, to play charades and to decide whether some statements given were true or false.
Frances Dewhurst, Director of Cambridgeshire Hearing Help, opened the event by giving an introduction about the charity. She then emphasised the importance of raising awareness and gave those who took part in the quiz night a brief glimpse of what life is like with a hearing impairment.
“Cambridgeshire Hearing Help is incredibly grateful to JCI Cambridge for their fundraising support and for working towards ensuring that the wealth of opportunities they have to offer, including seminars, talks and networking events, can be enjoyed by those who are Deaf or hard of hearing” stated Amanda Morgan from Cambridgeshire Hearing Help.
JCI Cambridge managed to raise £230, these funds will be used to organise accessible events and workshops in collaboration with the CDA and Cambridgeshire Hearing Help.
This was only the first of a few fundraising events that JCI Cambridge will be running this year. Naily Makangu, President of JCI Cambridge explained: “we are also organising a charity auction that will take place in June and have plans for a sign interpreted pantomime in October 2017”. In addition to that, Naily and other members of JCI Cambridge will be walking up Scafell Pike to raise money for CDA and Cambridgeshire Hearing Help. To donate please visit our official fundraising page: http://bit.ly/FundraisingDAP and to find out more about our upcoming events click here: http://bit.ly/EventbriteJCICambridge
About JCI Cambridge
Junior Chamber International Cambridge (JCI Cambridge) is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to support young professionals, between the age of 18 to 40, by providing them with a platform to develop themselves to further their careers. JCI Cambridge:
- Provides learning opportunity through seminars, workshops and training events.
- Empowers you to take control of your learning, personal and professional development.
- Promotes a “learn by doing” philosophy.
- Supports members wishing to attend training/residential courses within the UK or abroad by providing bursaries and more.
- Helps you grow and strengthen your network.
About Cambridgeshire Deaf Association
Cambridgeshire Deaf Association (CDA) exists to support the welfare and interests of Deaf people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. CDA works mainly with the Deaf community or people for whom deafness or deafblindness is a significant consideration when communicating. https://cambsdeaf.org/about/contact/
Cambridgeshire Hearing Help
Charity founded in 1978 by the late Mrs Dorothy Parry, a lip-reading teacher. Our objective is to relieve the need and help people with hearing loss or deafness in or near Cambridgeshire, to remove or reduce the limitations caused by those conditions to the ability to communicate and to enjoy life. http://cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/
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