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Signal challenge us to a 1hr sponsored silence
25 Feb 2021
On Wednesday, March 3 it is World Hearing Day, and local charity, Signal, are challenging Shropshire to a sponsored 1 hour silence. The challenge is mainly aimed at school aged children in their last week of home-schooling, whose parents may appreciate an hour of peace, but adults are encouraged to join in as well. Signal is based in Shropshire and supports people who are Deaf, have hearing loss ...
08 Mar 2020
Listen up! A Shropshire woman is organising hearing screenings for local businesses in a bid to run-up donations in support of her first London Marathon. Steff Henson, sales director at award-winning Shrewsbury-based website and software developer Six Ticks, will be taking part in the marathon on April 26 to raise money for Signal, the leading deaf and hard of hearing charity - a major challenge...
Photograph of Signal's sensory tree at St Chad's Christmas Tree Festival
07 Dec 2017
Shrewsbury-based charity Signal is encouraging people to include family members and friends with hearing loss in the festive conversations this Christmas time. Signal is raising awareness of how we can all communicate in a more inclusive way in this season of goodwill, by taking part in the annual Christmas Tree Festival in St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury. Dressed with colourful fabric and...
Photo of Sybil recording Signal's BBC Radio 4 Appeal at Broadcasting House
14 Sep 2016
Shrewsbury-based hearing loss charity Signal has been chosen to make a national appeal on BBC Radio 4, which will be aired on Sunday 25 September at 7.54am just before the 8 o’clock news. Broadcaster Sybil Ruscoe will present the appeal, which will feature Signal’s work supporting deaf and hearing impaired children in Malawi. Sybil, who is originally from Wem, has enjoyed a career in national...
Photo of hearing loop sign and Shrewsbury Flower Show programme in flower bed
09 Aug 2016
Local charity Signal is working with the organisers of the Shrewsbury Flower Show to help people with hearing loss enjoy the show’s popular lectures and demonstrations to the full. Signal has joined with the Shropshire Horticultural Society to provide hearing loops in the Lecture Marquee and a section of the Foodhall at this year’s show on 12-13 August. A loop system can channel sound directly to...
28 Apr 2016
Shropshire charity Signal is encouraging people to think about communication to end isolation and loneliness in national Deaf Awareness Week. The charity is encouraging people to have their hearing screened at Signal: The Hub in the Riverside Mall in Shrewsbury from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May. A screening can be the first step towards addressing problems with hearing which may cause people to...
Photo of young person having their hearing screened in the outdoors
27 Aug 2015
Signal, the Shrewsbury-based charity working in Shropshire and sub-Saharan Africa, will be banging the drum for deaf awareness at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this weekend. The charity is working with the festival organisers to bring a hearing loop to the annual event’s new workshop venue to help people with hearing loss fully participate in the activities on offer. A loop system can channel sound...
Signal's International Programmes Manager Karen sporting the "Nosebot"
10 Mar 2015
Karen Goodman-Jones, head of international programmes at Shrewsbury-based charity Signal, donned the “Nosebot” as she headed to Malawi at the weekend, taking the comic spirit of Red Nose Day with her. Signal is a small charity managing a large-scale Comic Relief-funded programme to help deaf children overcome stigma and get a primary education in the Northern Region of Malawi. Malawi’s government...
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