The recent Hearing Fund UK annual gala, held in Leeds at the Royal Armouries, featured a wonderful evening of entertainment with Merrill and Justin Osmond, and friends. CUREUsher was selected to benefit from the proceeds of this year’s event to support our work to fund research into Usher syndrome, the leading genetic cause of deafblindness.
Following the Meet and Greet session was dinner hosted by ITV presenter Christine Talbot. During the course of the evening a silent auction was held with many items up for auction. The entertainment for the evening was began with talks and performances by Merrill and Justin Osmond, which provided an exciting start to the evening.
The Hearing Fund UK mission is to build up the self-confidence and self-esteem in deaf and deafblind children by providing sponsorship in their chosen activity. This brought us uplifting stories as told onstage by the children themselves who received sponsorship from The Hearing Fund UK.
Speeches were also made to the audience from the chairperson of CUREUsher, Joanne White, and CUREUsher board director Carol Brill. The fantastic evening entertainment was provided by David Osmond, Christopher Watkins, Cannon and Ball, and The Jersey Quartet.
We aim to release the final amount raised on the night in the coming weeks, and we would like to say a huge thank you to The Hearing Fund UK for supporting the mission of CUREUsher.
All photo credits to Dustin P Smith of Skywall Photography.