Support and Sponsorship

Creating and running a campaign requires support from the community. We would welcome a discussion from any potential sponsors in relation to supporting and funding our campaigns. We are able to offer a number of avenues for recognition: use of your logo on the video, factsheets, sponsors page, as well as extensive use of social media and traditional media (GEP, radio and TV). Please contact matter@gda.org.gg to find out more. Or donate online at giving.gg

We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors and supporters who have made the We All Matter Eh? Hidden Disabilities campaign real. Without their funding the filming, factsheets and case studies would not have been produced and the voice of islanders with disabilities heard. Thank you

Hearing Impairment

Lorenzo Crispini who is hard of hearing, shares experiences as a child, at school, university, work and in sport through a series of videos. Lorenzo ran the Guernsey Marathon to raise funds for the Hard of Hearing Hidden Disability series – well done Lorenzo!

Judy is hard of hearing, recently she has partnered with Gemma, a hearing dog. Find out more about her story soon

Brain Injury

All brain injuries are different and people may be affected to a varying degree by any number of these problems depending on the severity of their injury and the area of the brain which is affected.

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s (AS) is a condition that sits on the Autism Spectrum. Whilst there are some similarities between Asperger’s and Autism, there are notable differences. Men and women can be diagnosed with Asperger’s, and it is sometimes not picked up on until adulthood.

Each individuals with Asperger’s will experience the condition differently, but will demonstrate one or some of the following common characteristics to varying degrees: extreme sensitivity to sensory stimuli such as light, noise and touch; difficulties in social situations and a tendency to adopt repetitive, rigid routines and interests.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is often referred to as the ‘invisible illness’ because it is an illness where you often do not look sick. It’s a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The fatigue ranges from feeling tired, to the exhaustion of a flu-like illness. It is not life threatening but it can often be life changing. The Guernsey Fibromyalgia Support Group is a non-profit making, self-help support group.

We provide support/information.  Contact Tel: 0844 887 2465  E-mail: fibrosupport@cwgsy.net Website: www.fibromyalgia-guernsey.org

Dementia

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing. It is caused by diseases of the brain. Dementia is more than just memory loss and it affects everyone differently.
If you’re affected by any form of dementia, worried about your memory or caring for someone with the condition call Alzheimer’s Society on 233700 or email Michael.Nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk. We’re here to help.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration affects central vision creating a blind spot and distorting the surrounding image leaving sufferers to rely on their peripheral vision. Age-related Macular Degeneration “AMD” is the predominant disease, affecting 12% of people over 80, but dystrophies and genetic disorders can impact younger people; there are 70,000 new diagnoses every year. The condition is frustrating, debilitating and devastating for people if they are not getting the right kind of support and help.