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Volunteer honoured for helping the deaf
A HEARING loss charity has honoured the remarkable contribution of a volunteer from Swindon.
Action on Hearing Loss presented Julie Murray with an award at its Regional Volunteer Awards in recognition of her tireless commitment to supporting people in the region by coordinating her family, friends and colleagues to raise money through events and donations.
The 66-year-old joined other volunteers at the Regional Awards Ceremony at Action on Hearing Loss’s head office in London, where she was presented with a trophy and certificate to celebrate her outstanding achievements.
Julie received the charity’s Regional Inspires Leadership Award after first becoming an active fundraiser after losing her daughter, who had hearing loss, to cancer.
This led her to become a fundraiser for Action on Hearing Loss.
Julie said: “Volunteering with Action on Hearing Loss is always enjoyable and it’s tremendously rewarding being able to help improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people in my local area.
“I am overjoyed to have been given this award and thrilled I have helped such a worthwhile charity make a real difference.”
Action on Hearing Loss’s head of volunteering development, Jane Bailey, said: “Volunteers form the very lifeblood 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 Julie 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.
“We have been running the formal volunteer awards programme since 2010 and there have been some 123 region and national award winners since we started.”
Action on Hearing Loss is seeking volunteers for a wide-range of activities such as fundraising, support for hearing aid wearers and outreach information.
For information about opportunities, contact John McCormack on 01752 228657 or email email@example.com.