Microtia UK
Microtia UK
My microtia journey - by Aoife

When I was younger I didn’t know any difference between hearing normally and what I was hearing. I never really noticed until I got my first BAHA ( which is a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) when I was 5 and it changed everything, it was so weird hearing more but it was better because I knew what people were saying. The day I got my first BAHA my mum spoke to me and I started shouting saying “I can hear I can hear” and the jelly toots I was eating went flying out of my mouth and it was just a really good day because you don’t know what you are missing out on until you have it, and I am really grateful to have my hearing aid now because if I didn’t have it I would be missing so much.

Some people say "You have one ear, you’ll be okay. You can still hear", that’s like saying you have one leg you can still walk. You can’t, because it doesn’t work that way. I have noticed myself that when I cross the road without my hearing aid on I only look one way, which is left because I can’t hear anything on my right side, so I just think 'oh there is nothing coming' with is really dangerous but I always wear my hearing aid now because now I know it helps me. When I was younger I always said “I don’t wanna wear it you can see it and it looks funny” but I have learned that you shouldn’t care how other people look at you and what other people think of you because you have to be yourself to get around.

Don’t follow people, do your own thing, be you.
Microtia UK
Microtia UK
A huge thank you to Cheezelo for being our new sponsor of the children's charity awareness t-shirts 😊 We are so grateful for your support! Take a look at their shop - www.cheezelo.com/

We are still on the look out for a new sponsor for our adult vests so if you know someone who may be interested then please get in touch with Tina ASAP as we need to get a new batch ordered for our upcoming fundraising events - tina@microtiauk.org
Microtia UK
Microtia UK
⭐ New Skydive Date ⭐

We are super pleased to announce that we have booked places with Skydive GB - Yorkshire's Parachute Club for the 26th September 🛩

If you fancy jumping from the Yorkshire skies then get in touch! A deposit of £50 will secure your place and then fundraise £400 and we will pay the remaining balance. You can include gift aid in your fundraising total too! We have Ashley signed up who is eager to tick it from his bucket list.

Tina & Charlie raised over £3,000 back in 2018 from holding different raffles online and she then finished her fundraising efforts by skydiving - take a look 👇

www.youtube.com/watch?v=951G3wHJRy4
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Microtia UK
Microtia UK are looking for someone new to sponsor our fundraiser vests. The sponsor would have their company logo printed on the back of each one as well as their website address and the new batch should last us for approx. 12-18 months 😃

If you're interested in being our new sponsor then please contact Tina - tina@microtiauk.org. Please feel free to share this post with your friends/family if you think they may be interested.

Thank you! 🧡
Microtia UK
Microtia UK
Take a look at our video from the 1st lockdown 🧡 Since then we have supplied over 2,000 free microtia friendly face masks and other items all over the world. We still have a small selection of free face masks, hand sanitiser and face visors available - www.microtiauk.org/shop
Microtia UK
Microtia UK
Microtia UK
A huge thank you to all of our recent birthday fundraisers 🥳 We hope you had a fantastic birthday and we thank you for raising awareness and money for Microtia UK 🧡