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Wollaton Golf Club Captain’s Charity of the Year 2019

Charity of the Year

Norman King, newly elected Captain at Wollaton Golf Club approached the Lenton based charity in October wanting to meet staff to find out more about the range of services The Ear Foundation offer for people with a hearing loss and the impact they have in the local community.

Through his conversations with staff, Norman was impressed to discover that The Ear Foundation supports people right across the age span to live well with their hearing loss and make the best possible use of available hearing technology. From families with young children right through to older adults. This support includes; a vibrant family programme for children of all ages which brings families together in a supportive and nurturing space, a specialist education programme offering high quality training for professionals, a diverse adult programme including social sessions as well as information and practical support such as community based hearing aid clinics and finally a lively and topical research programme.

Norman learnt that these services would not be possible without the behind the scenes work of the fundraising and grants team who work tirelessly raising awareness of the Charity’s work and vitally bringing in the funds necessary to keep services running. Norman describes how he reached his decision to choose The Ear Foundation as his charity of the year; “I wanted to sponsor a locally based charity that has a direct impact on the local community. The Ear Foundation not only does that but helps all age ranges with hearing loss.” Norman’s decision was made and he was able to relay the news to a very excited staff team at The Ear Foundation, adding “Hopefully at the end of my year, we will have raised enough for the Ear Foundations profile to be raised locally.

Sarah Hoyle, Adult Services Coordinator at The Ear Foundation, says: “We are over the moon to be named as the captain’s charity of the year and are so grateful to Norman for selecting us. Our thanks also to all the club’s members who will be involved in fundraising throughout the year. Although The Ear Foundation also works nationally, the impact we have in our local community is hugely important to us, in fact we have a community hearing aid clinic just down the road from the Golf Club so it feels very fitting.”

Sarah goes on to say “The impact of hearing loss should not be underestimated, it can be hugely isolating and without appropriate support can significantly impact people’s overall wellbeing. Here at The Ear Foundation we understand the importance of bringing people together to share experiences as well as the value of professional support to enable people to make the most of their hearing technology and live well with their hearing loss.”

If your organisation or place of work are looking to nominate a Charity of the year then we would love to hear form you. Please get in touch with Sarah Hoyle or Becky Knowles to find out more - becky@earfoundation.org.uk or sarah.hoyle@earfoundation.org.uk

Dec 6, 2018

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