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      Woman honoured for life-changing work with people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss

      An Action on Hearing Loss volunteer who lives in York has been recognised by the charity for her enthusiasm and dedication to help people with hearing loss at the Action on Hearing Loss National & South East England Volunteer Awards ceremony, held at the charity’s London headquarters.

      Inspirational volunteer Jennifer Stanley was presented with the charity’s Passion in Action award by Trustee Dr Brian Caul in recognition of her hard work and commitment to the charity. As part of her charity work Jennifer wrote blogs, gave media interviews and got involved in the charity’s engagement with the Work and Pensions Select Committee.

      Jennifer said: “I didn’t want people to go through some of the same experiences I had of not having the right information. Volunteering is making life easier for other people and raising awareness, it’s very rewarding.

      “I’d tell others to do it, I’ve always got so much out of volunteering. It ticks a box in my life that is about having a meaningful and fulfilling life. It’s a nice feeling like I’m doing something for other people. It is really lovely to be recognised and it’s been a big surprise, I look forward to carrying on.”

      Sara Peskett, Action on Hearing Loss’ Volunteer Engagement Manager, said: “Volunteers like Jennifer are indispensable to Action on Hearing Loss helping us support, campaign and raise awareness of the work that the charity does up and down the UK. We are delighted to be able to honour Jennifer for her tireless effort and enthusiasm. All of our star volunteers not only show their commitment by dedicating their time to the charity, they also bring a range of diverse skills and boundless energy that are so vital to our success.”

      Jennifer was one of 1,500 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.

      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 Engagement Manager Sara Peskett on telephone 01273 840960 or email volunteering@hearingloss.org.uk

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      Action on Hearing Loss PR Officer Simon Robb on 020 3227 6164 or simon.robb@hearingloss.org.uk. Or call the out of hours line on 07944038635. Follow Action on Hearing Loss on Twitter @hearinglosspr

      Notes to Editors
      1. Action on Hearing Loss helps people to confront deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. Action on Hearing Loss enables them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way. Action on Hearing Loss gives people support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality.
      Jennifer Stanley receives her award from Dr Brian Caul.