David has always been an independent and confident person but when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, David needed our support more than ever. He called our helpline and told us that he was really struggling, thankfully, we were able to help.
When coronavirus hit in February, I was so nervous, and like everyone, anxious about the future. I had no contact with anyone, and I had no way of knowing how long it might be before I could speak with someone again. I have never felt so alone.
Jennifer is now totally blind and has age related hearing loss. She, and her husband, have found it difficult to adjust to her sight loss. She said: “I can’t make friends myself. I have to be passive and wait for people to talk to me and can’t initiate anything.”
Doreen felt very lonely and isolated following her husband’s death, and this led her urgently to seek our support for advice and to learn about anything that would help her to communicate with distant family and friends, so we teamed her up with Kelly!
I knew I wanted to help out. So, I decided on a triathlon – I don’t make things easy for myself! At this point, I didn’t even own a bike and hadn’t run for years, so I knew this would be a huge challenge.
Jim, a retired children’s books author, still enjoys creative writing to keep his grandchildren entertained. However, sight and hearing loss have made it increasingly difficult for Jim to enjoy in his retirement. Read on to find out how we helped.
Deafblind UK member, Mick is no stranger to high-adrenaline fundraising challenges. From skydives to zipwires and wing walks, find out how Mick has raised an incredible £1,100 for Deafblind UK.
Dorothy from North Wales has been living with age-related deafblindness for a number of years so coming along to the Deafblind Cymru social group once a month is one of Dorothy’s few chances to leave her house and meet other people.
Roger didn’t let sight and hearing loss stop his ambitions to help others. Read how he has boosted his confidence and made a difference to others by volunteering.