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Ellie Simmonds inspires an incredible response to our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Last month, HHA were featured on the BBC Radio 4 Appeal providing a unique opportunity to share our vision and work with thousands of new people. British Paralympian, Ellie Simmonds, presented the appeal on our behalf doing an incredible job. Her passion for disability care for the most vulnerable shone through and inspired hundreds of new supporters to give to HHA's global disability projects.

Ellie said:

Being born with a disability hasn't held me back. But for some people with a disability, particularly those living in remote regions of the developing world, every day is a struggle.

We sincerely thank Ellie for taking the time out of her busy life to present the appeal for us. We also thank the BBC for giving HHA this opportunity to reach so many people with our message, allowing us to raise a transformative amount of money for our work.

You can watch a short video of Ellie at the BBC here.

The BBC Appeal formed part of a wider appeal we ran in May called Matched May. Named so because one of our funding partners generously offered to match fund all donations given in May. The initial target of £30,000 came and went with the total figure eventually exceeding £90,000, over £180,000 once the match funding was added! We have been overwhelmed by the response and can't wait to share more about how this money will be used to support those with disabilities in South Sudan, Uganda and Haiti. Read more about Matched May here.

Thank you once more to all those who made our BBC Radio 4 Appeal, and Matched May, a huge success!