Supporting Deaf people and those with acquired hearing difficulties to live independent lives
Here at WNDA we have a jam-packed calendar, full of activities, social groups and events suitable for people of all ages with all levels of hearing loss.
Hunstanton Christmas Day swim
Monday 25th December 2023
The promenade, Hunstanton
Raise funds for WNDA by sponsoring our audiologist Bex!
We are delighted to have been chosen as one of this year's charities by the Hunstanton & District Round Table 615. And our wonderful audiologist Rebecca Vass will be braving the icy waters to raise money for our much-needed cause!
You can sponsor our fabulous Bex here...
And don't forget to join us on Christmas Day for the Annual Hunstanton Christmas Swim
Toy Like Me day!
Saturday 25th March
We all had such a great time at Toy Like Me Day!
It was a busy day, with loads of teddies having their hearing checks and having hearing aids fitted. All the children (and the adults!) loved seeing how everything works, and really enjoyed playing in our purpose built childrens room. We can't wait for the next one!
Thank you to everyone who came along for the fun :-)
We celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in style!
We had an absolute blast celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with parties galore!
First our CHAT clubs enjoyed a party with live entertainment, dancing and an outstanding cake - Many thanks to Morrisons for their contribution & joining in the fun with us.
Then it was the turn of our BSL coffee morning group, who celebrated with an array of activities, games and a delicious lunch!
Thank you to everyone who came along to join in the fun, and to everyone for their efforts in making our celebrations happen.
Deaf Awareness Training
CITB Construction College
We had a fun few days talking to people at CITB about Deaf Awareness and BSL.
They learnt about the anatomy of the ear, the causes of hearing loss, how to better communicate with those with hearing loss, as well as how to finger-spell their own names! A fun & informative session for all.
The course took place at their offices, and was structured to fit around their schedule so as not to affect their usual working day.
We have availability to run courses for your organisation, so get in touch to find out more...
Fundraising event - Yve walks for WNDA
5th February 2022
Fundraising taken to the next level
Our wonderful volunteer & champion Yve took on her biggest challenge yet - walking for 24 hours along the North Norfolk coast!
She walked from Cromer to North Pickenham, battling the worst the weather could throw at her, all in an effort to raise awareness of our vital work and much-needed funds.
We're so very proud of Yve and everything she achieved!
You can still support her by donating funds, or can support us in many ways... All support is greatly welcomed
Photography Exhibition - Communication
23rd - 30th October 2021
WNDA held a photography exhibition on the theme of Communication.
Communication has been a major focus for us all during this pandemic, and for those with hearing difficulties it has been particularly challenging.
This exhibition gave everyone the opportunity to show what communication means to them through photography. It was open to everyone; You didn't need to be a professional to take part.
The exhibition was participated in by, and attended by, so many supporters we really were blown away. All proceeds raised were to support the invaluable work WNDA carries out.
Some of the best images will also be used in our annual fundraising calendar.
Huge thanks to everyone who supported us!
James Wild MP took on the London Marathon!
2nd October 2022
Our local MP James Wild took part in the 2022 London Marathon to raise funds for local charities, including WNDA.
We are extremely grateful to James for supporting our charity.
James completed the marathon in an impressive time of 3 hrs 37m and 15s! And raised a total of £926 for us!
As well as raising these much needed funds, he also helped raise awareness of our community and the vital work we do.
Thank you so much to James for his support!
WNDA Does Strictly Come Dancing
19th March 2022
Our first ever dance competition for those with hearing loss has come to a glittering end
After all the months of practicing and rehearsing it was amazing to finally crown the winners of our First Ever dance competition for those with hearing loss!
All of our couples who participated blew us away with their skills and beautiful dance moves. It's a shame there could only be one winner.
A great time was had by all, and we can't wait to do it all over again in the Autumn.
Watch this space for more details!
Deaf Week - Tesco
24th September 2021
Tesco Hardwick recently held their annual "Deaf Week" event in store, and our amazing volunteers Colin & Doreen were more than happy to play a part.
They were in store on Friday at our display stand in the entrance foyer to hand out leaflets and spread the word about the services available through WNDA, as well as to provide information & advice to any shoppers who required it.
Tesco also very kindly donated £250 to support our work - Thank you Tesco!
Hearing Support Volunteer refresher training
29th July 2021
It was so lovely to invite the first group of hearing support volunteers to the centre today, for some top-up training with Anna and Chris.
We hope to be back up and running all of our outreach services very soon.
Thank you to our volunteers….we couldn’t do it without you!
If you'd like to find out more about volunteering - or other ways you can support the invaluable work we do here at WNDA -get in touch!
Hearing Support Volunteer refresher training - Round two
14th September 2021
The second group of our wonderful volunteers joined us at The Deaf Centre for some Hearing Support refresher training (and a delicious 'welcome back' lunch). It is so heart-warming to see how dedicated our volunteers are to supporting their community, and to have the centre abuzz with activity again! With the return of our clinics, support groups, social groups & activities, our volunteers really are invaluable - We couldn't do what we do without them!
If you'd like to find out more about how you can support the invaluable work we do here at WNDA -get in touch!
Deaf Awareness Training - QEH
2nd September 2021
Members of our team, Anna, Bex & Sarah, provided Communication Awareness Training to the Patient Engagement Team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
"We were so pleased to join the first group of staff at the QEH to deliver our communication awareness training. We believe that learning should be experiential and the feedback from the group was great!"
Our training courses are available to all organisations and businesses. Please get in touch to book yours.
Hunstanton Community Day
1st September 2021
We were delighted to be able to attend the Hunstanton Community Day last month.
Held in the newly-refurbished Town Hall, organisations from across the county were in attendance providing refreshments & support to the local community.
As our CHAT Clubs & Hearing Support services have just started back up in the town, it was the perfect time for us to meet the community and spread the word about the invaluable services we offer.
To find out more about how we can help, or to let us know about other opportunities to reach those in need, get in touch
WE WON!! Best Customer Care 2022
We are so proud to have been crowned the winners of the Best Customer Care award at this years Mayor's Business Awards!
We were up against some very stiff competition, which makes this award even more appreciated.
The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at The Kings Lynn Corn Exchange on 4th March which was attended by Anna - General Manager, Sarah - Head of Retail, Rebecca - Audiologist & Donna - Press Officer.
This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication by our team, volunteers, customers and supporters, so we'd like to thank each and every one of you. Without you this would not have been possible.