A local volunteer has been recognised by charity Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) at its National Volunteer Awards ceremony, which was held at the charity’s London head office as part of its Volunteers Week celebrations (1th-7th June 2015).
Marilyn Earley, 56 from Cowes, was presented with the charity’s Passion in Action Award by Paul Breckell, the charity’s Chief Executive, in recognition of her tireless commitment over the last five years to volunteering for the charity.
Marilyn was one of 18 individuals and groups of volunteers across the UK recognised by Action on Hearing Loss as part of its annual Volunteer Awards programme. The charity runs free community services and specialist care homes across the UK to support people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus. Almost two-thirds of people working with the charity are volunteers.
“I’m extremely honoured to have received a volunteering award from Action on Hearing Loss for helping people on the Isle of Wight who have hearing problems. I hope that this will inspire others to step forward and help Action on Hearing Loss and the volunteers we work with. Our aim is to provide help and support to anyone, with a hearing loss.”
Action on Hearing Loss’ Volunteer Manager, Kelly Broome, said:
“Volunteers are the backbone of Action on Hearing Loss and we wouldn’t be the charity we are today without them. We are delighted to recognise the endless enthusiasm and inspiring work Marilyn has shown. These star volunteers not only show their commitment in dedicating their valuable time, but they bring a diverse range of skills and boundless energy that are so vital to our success.”
Action on Hearing Loss is currently seeking volunteers for a wide-range of activities, such as fundraising, support for hearing aid wearers and much more. For information about current opportunities, please contact Action on Hearing Loss Volunteer Manager Kelly Broome on telephone 01273 669 468 or email [email protected].