Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund (CSSEF) is a charity for deaf children inspired by sisters Chloe and Sophie Jackson of Aldershot, Hampshire. CSSEF was founded in October 2010 as a community fund to raise money to put hessian and thick pile rugs into Chloe’s classroom at school to reduce echoes. Chloe and Sophie’s parents, Karen and Brian, discovered that there were things out there that could help their daughters to hear more in the classroom and school. It soon became apparent that this could help a host of other children and in March 2013, CSSEF became a registered charity.
The Family Fun Day has been organised to raise money to support nine schools in the local area which will allow deaf children to attend main stream schools. The money that is raised on the day will go towards purchasing a necklace and speaker system for teachers to wear that are connected with the children’s hearing aids. With fairs in Summer and Christmas and other events throughout the year, this Fun Day is geared towards securing funds ready for a new school year in September.
By attending this Family Fun Day and any future CSSEF events you will be supporting a fantastic local charity that works with schools and children in the Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey area to raise deaf awareness in the local community. To understand how your donations can help here is a short list of what the charity can use your money to buy:
Although you may not be able to attend the Fun Day yourself on Sunday, you could help by simply spreading the word of the event and the brilliant work done by the charity by following CSSEF on Twitter and Facebook and sharing their content.