CamTAD is available to speak to your Community Group

On Tuesday 25th February, Simon went along to the Lunch ‘n’ Meet at the Lonnie Wilsoncroft Community Centre which is run by the New Zealand Community Association. We were invited to give advice and support to the attendees at the lunch club and the visit was widely promoted thorugh the group’s newsletter.

The Lunch ‘n’ Meet club is a fantastic opportunity for people locally to get a hot meal and at £2 for 3 courses is great value for money. They meet every Tuesday between 12pm and 1pm at the centre.

We were very grateful for a large donation of books, given by the New Zealand Community Association.

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CamTAD speaks to local Lip-reading group

Our Service Manager, Simon Keeling was invited along to a local lip-reading class set up by Deaf-initely Women to talk about the range of assistive equipment that is available for people with hearing loss. The group were very keen to hear about conversation amplifiers, Tv listeners and more, which we had taken to show them. The short course was to help encourage people to train to become lip-reading tutors as there is a shortage of availability locally.

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Derby County Collection at Pride Park

On Friday 31st January 2020 at an evening match against Stoke City, CamTAD Staff, Members, Volunteers and Committee Members, with support from the Rotary Club of Derby had a collection outside Pride Park Stadium. It was a very windy evening collecting but the fans were lovely, even Mel Morris, owner of Derby County stopped by and made a donation.

This collection was made possible by the Derby County Community Trust who also provided 20 tickets to see the match for those collecting. It was a great match which saw Derby County beat Stoke City 4-0.

We raised an amazing £464 on the night.


Christmas Prize Draw results

We are pleased to announce that we raised, with the support of the Rotary Club of Derby South, a fabulous £500 from the Christmas Prize Draw.

Our grateful thanks to everyone that had a go on our Christmas Prize Draw, below is a list of the winners, all of whom have been contacted by The Rotary Club of Derby South who organised the draw.

1 – 4790   Sylvia Mc Cann

2 – 2122   Terry Willis

3 – 7049   Sharon

4  – 3017  Alsaramigy

5 – 6848  Julie

6 – 2185  Tony Knight

7 – 5342   Marlyn Fenton

8 – 2188   Charlie Carr

9 – 5346  Clive Keeling

10 – 6946  Sue Briggs

11 – 7435  Danielle Cherry

12 – 7776  Tabitha

13 – 7503  Sarah and George

14 – 6204  Terry

Amazing prizes available in our Christmas 2019 Prize Raffle

We have joined up with the Rotary Club of Derby South for a raffle to raise funds for CamTAD Hearing Support. There are some amazing prizes on offer.

Tickets are £1 each or £5 for a book of 5 and are now available from the CamTAD Office at London Road Community Hospital and will be available from selected Coffee Morning Support Groups and Clinics from November.

Tickets will be available at the following CamTAD community sessions:

  • Allestree – St Johns Church (7th November and 5th December)
  • Alvaston – Handyside Court (12th November and 10th December)
  • Ashbourne – Chatsworth Court (19th November)
  • Castle Donington Surgery (28th November)
  • Chaddesden – Mayfield Road Church (8th November and 13th December)
  • Chellaston Medical Centre (14th November)
  • Littleover Methodist Church (20th November)
  • Long Eaton – Lacemaker Court (4th November and 2nd December)
  • Mackworth – Greenwich Gardens (11th November and 9th December)
  • Mickleover Library (1st November and 6th December)
  • Swadlincote Health Centre (12th November)

We also have a stall in the London Road Community Hospital foyer on:

  • Wednesday 20th November
  • Monday 2nd December
  • Wednesday 4th December


CamTAD Raffle

The tickets, license and all the prizes are provided by the Rotary Club of Derby South, who guarantee a return of at least 75% of all tickets sold by us to CamTAD Hearing Support. The remainder goes towards the prizes, the cost of running the raffle, the license fee and a contribution towards their own charities.

Updates to our website

Please note that we have made it much easier to find the information that you need on our website. We have also added more pictures to make the website easier to navigate.

Opening Times

  • extended times for telephone and email enquiries
  • our opening times are now easier to understand
  • We can now offer more flexible appointment times

Contact details

  • A new online form has been introduced to make contacting us easier
  • Contact the Service Manager directly by email if preferred


  • A new page encouraging membership
  • Now includes a sample newsletter (our newsletters will remain for members only)
  • Potential members can now download our membership form directly

Making a Payment or donation

  • You can now pay by card in person or over the phone
  • You can renew your membership by bank transfer


  • Added details of Legacy giving, Facebook donations and Amazon Smile


  • Updated the various ways that you can help through volunteering

Coffee Morning Support Groups and Hearing aid Clinics

  • Download our latest clinic lists directly from a link at the top of the page

Lipreading Classes

  • We have added a new page detailing where to find local classes


We’ve had a great morning supporting the Hardy Group Dementia Social Meeting

This morning CamTAD Hearing Support attended the Hardy Group Social Meeting at the Polish Club on Kedleston Road.

This fantastic local charity support people with dementia and their carers and provides a range of social activities such as the meeting this morning and coach trips around the country to local attractions.

This morning they were joined by two young ladies who demonstrated a seated dance class that they hold at DEDA (Derby Dance Centre) for members of the group. There were also a couple of young solicitors in attendance to give advice around wills.

The group had plenty of time to socialise and had a quiz and a game of bingo too.

We had a lot of interest in the equipment that we had available for carers and we also gave advice around hearing aids, even servicing a few while we were there.

If you know someone with dementia that lives in Derby City and you would like to get involved please check out their website:




CamTAD introduces new ways to renew your membership or make donations.

Membership is a great way to support CamTAD Hearing Support, you get a membership card, which helps reduce the number of forms that you have to complete when you visit and you get an informative newsletter Quarterly which includes equipment updates, other local support services, the clinic dates for the next Quarter, news and features.

New – payment by card over the phone

We can now accept payments by card over the telephone. This has been introduced because many of our members struggle to get to the office or cannot easily get along to their local community clinic. This is done through a service called Square Virtual Terminal and is encrypted for the safety of your personal details.

New – contactless card facility

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to take contactless card payments at the CamTAD Office at London Road Community Hospital. This can be used for memberships, donations and our equipment loan charges (the deposit for loaned equipment would still need to be  in cash).

As a charity it is important that we use our funds wisely. Due to new technology, contactless card readers are now much easier to access and have no expensive charges for us to offer this service. We will be charged just 1.7% transaction fee which is just 17p for a £10 membership renewal.

Payment by bank transfer

If you wish to pay directly into our bank, please use your surname and membership number as a reference so that we can allocate the payment correctly. Here are our bank details:

Sort Code: 30-92-59                  Account No: 03091673

Please note that your membership can be extended by an extra 12 months at any time up to the renewal date so you don’t have to worry about getting to us close to the date.

Gift Aid

Please note that the quarterly newsletter also includes a Gift Aid form which can also used for membership/subscriptions. If you are a tax payer this will allow us to claim a further £2.50p from your membership or 25p for each £1 donation.

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CamTAD Hearing Support’s 34th AGM

On Friday 28th June CamTAD Hearing Support held their 34th Annual General Meeting in the Conference Room at London Road Community Hospital. We had a good attendance from members who came along to support the event and to listen to our speakers.

Our officers for the year were elected and we had a lovely presentation of gifts for Michael Sanders, who has retired after 25 years of being on our Executive Committee. We have a new Committee member, John Young, who joined at the AGM. If you would be interested in joining our friendly Committee please do get in touch.

Our first speaker was Piyush Patel, an Audiologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton. He brought along new hearing aids that are being issued for patients with complex hearing loss that are patients of the hospital. This included a range of assistive devices that work alongside the new hearing aids.

Sadly our other speaker, Lisa Caldwell was unwell but our wonderful volunteer Francis Spencer stepped in to talk about the Listen Hear Support Group which meets once  a month at the Guinness Trust, located close to the hospital.

We would like to thank our members for attending on the day, Ann Sullivan from Deaf and Hearing Support in Chesterfield who kindly came along to offer Electronic Notetaking for those who needed it, our speakers Piyush and Francis for their interesting presentations, all the volunteers who helped support the event and the hospital Facilities and Catering teams for support with the room and refreshments.