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Losing Weight for Charity’s Gain: Dom’s Big Push

20th Sep 2023


Our founder and CEO Dom Chambers, has for the last five years been on a remarkable journey of health recovery and transformation. Dom's story is not just about weight loss; it's a story of resilience, self-belief, and a commitment to helping others.   

In 2011, Dom was diagnosed with lymphedema, a long-term chronic condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues. It develops when the lymphatic system does not work properly. Having defective lymph glands contributed to why he has always struggled with maintaining a healthy body weight. Dom's journey to take control of his health began five years ago. After a sustained period of overworking and neglecting his well-being, he knew something had to change. In 2019, Dom set an ambitious goal under medical supervision - to lose 10 stone. With determination, Dom embarked on his weight loss journey, overcoming numerous challenges and setbacks along the way. It wasn't just about shedding pounds; it was about building inner strength and self-belief. As of today, Dom has lost a staggering 7.5 stone, but the last 2.5 stone are proving an even more formidable challenge.  

Dom and the rest of the team here at Sound Vision empower individuals and communities through personal development, education, creativity and communications. Through training, we offer solutions to a lack of opportunities, loneliness, isolation, and regional disparity. Our skills-based learning programmes are inclusive, supporting neurodiversity, learning disabilities, mental health challenges, those vulnerable to exclusion or criminal justice and those seeking employment. 

My personal journey of health recovery is coming to a life-changing, critical point, just as the charity is growing to match demand across the UK. Please consider sponsoring me, as your support will not only help to encourage me but also help others with their personal development and opportunities to fulfil their potential. No donation is too large or too small. It all makes a fantastic difference. Thank you so much!”

Dom Chambers, CEO Sound Vision

Sound Vision’s doors are open to everyone, we often help people who have self-improvement or employability goals as sometimes people need a helping hand or a supportive environment to realise their potential. Dom recognised that his journey to health and well-being needed to be driven by the same philosophy. To further motivate himself and support our work in empowering others, Dom has launched a fundraising campaign. This campaign not only aids him in reaching his weight loss goal but also contributes to Sound Vision's mission to improve lives.  

I have known Dom Chambers for over 15 years and am inspired by how he has dedicated his life to helping others. Since he founded Sound Vision, we have empowered over 500 trainees and supported more than 200 people in getting a job of their choice. One of those people was me. Donating to his fundraiser would help him to enable even more people to live a life of their choosing and spur him on to live a healthier life that he so clearly deserves."

Maxine Stride, Trustee, Sound Vision

Dom's fundraiser is live now, and your support can make a significant impact. By donating to his cause, you're not only helping Dom achieve his personal milestone but also contributing to the betterment of others through the work of the whole Sound Vision team. To show your support and make a donation, please visit the official fundraiser page: Dom's Fundraiser

This article was first published in the Midsomer Norton, Radstock and District Journal.

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