We are a small Charity intent on making a difference to those living with Usher Syndrome.
Our main focus is raising awareness of the condition and identifying items of equipment/technology that can enhance life with the condition.
We appreciate the efforts of all who take part in fundraising events for us and assist in not just our Usher Projects but in supporting other Charities who support those with Usher Syndrome.
For fundraising ideas or to support MWT please contact us.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
2015 - Present: Global Giving
This year has been a great year for assistive technology for those with Usher Syndrome.
The arrival of the Apple Watch and ‘taptics' proved truly invaluable particularly with navigation for the deafblind.
Finally enablement to get from a to b safely and independently.
A technology to enable a very unique type of communication by way of touch and perfect for those with Usher Syndrome.
The Apple Watch is not able to function completely independently of the iPhone, however it was noted by the Trustees that most people now use a smartphone, many choosing iPhone because of it’s amazing built in accessibility.
The Apple Watch has the ability to enhance a life and also to allow independence. Along with these amazing features it also has great connectivity and the ability to control certain hearing aids which then allow more enhancement to everyday life.
This project will be very popular, we are now looking at various ways of funding the project and are delighted our project has been accepted by GlobalGiving Foundation Inc, please click below to donate.
Thanks in advance
2014 - 2015: The Bradley
Our newest project The Bradley is set to begin and fundraising is under way.
Not only is this project exciting because this product is truly innovative for people with Usher Syndrome as it is completely tactile, please see Molly's blog. Early signs are that this will be another very popular project and we are looking to help fund it in various ways.
The sale of our anti-bullying children's book, Frog, Froggy and Froggit, written and illustrated by Molly-Jane Watt and will help fund the project. This book will be published and available to purchase end of November beginning of December 2014.
In order to raise both the profile of the Molly Watt Trust and to support those living with the condition we will be asking applicant's for this amazing timepiece to either hold a fundraising event and raise a minimum of £50 or make a £50 donation to MWT. This way we can assist more people.
For fundraising ideas contact us.
For those who feel unable to fundraise or contribute you may still apply, in this case all applications will be considered individually by the Trustees, all decisions will be final.
Please contact us for an application form.
2013 - 2014: UsherEyes
Our next project was UsherEyes protective eyewear was funded to the Usher Community. Usher eyes are incredibly sensitive and this sensitivity varies throughout the day and differs throughout the year, hence the need to protect.
Whilst there is interest this project also remains in place, please contact us for an application form.
2012 - 2013: Access to Reading
Our first project Access to Reading was a huge success in just over a year MWT was able to fund and gift more than 70 eReaders to people with Usher Syndrome. For those with a little sight eReaders are ideal as they offer good contrasts, no glare and larger text. Some wrote they'd not been able to access a book in many years and that being able to read again a complete pleasure in what is often an isolating world.
The success of this project led to Rekindle where we invited those lucky enough to be able to upgrade their eReaders to consider donating their old models to us. This enabled us to donate these to others living with blindness who could benefit - both projects remain in place for an application form please contact us.