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Published: 16th Aug, 2016
Shropshire's High Sheriff helped the Shropshire Rural Communities Charity thank its Sight and Hearing Loss Support Service volunteers for their contribution to helping people in the community.
This summer's "Volunteers' Day Out" was our annual social day for the Sight and Hearing Loss Support volunteers to catch up and have lunch before the High Sheriff made presentations to thank them for giving of their time, experience and energy to support hearing aid wearers across the county.
The volunteers were treated to a tour of the house and gardens of Longner Hall, Uffington, followed by lunch at the Shrewsbury Museum. The High Sheriff, who has made volunteering a central theme of her year of office, said of the charity, "the Shropshire Sight and Hearing Loss Support Service provides really valuable support to people in the community and at clinic centres throughout Shropshire", and spoke of the "inspiring volunteers" that she had met.
Mike Garbett (driver of the "See-Hear" bus); Julian Hudson; Geoff Jones and Shirley Vaughan were all presented with certificates of thanks for their voluntary work for the Hearing Loss Support Service.
We were lucky with the weather, and we extend our thanks to Longner Hall and to the Shrewsbury Museum for making it such a special day.
Volunteering for the Hearing Loss Support group is an incredibly rewarding role as our volunteers know that they are making a real difference often to quite vulnerable members of the community. The Hearing Loss Support Service supports hearing aid wearers in a clinic, with volunteers visiting new and existing hearing aid wearers in care homes, as well as carrying out home visits to hearing aid wearers who are immobile, isolated or struggling with their hearing loss and need additional practical or emotional peer support. Click on the link for more information on how to volunteer! http://bit.ly/2aNHA40