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      Charity wheelie grateful to Glasgow's nextbike subscribers

      Charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is celebrating an early New Year windfall thanks to Glaswegians getting on their bikes and signing up to the city’s nextbike scheme.

      Charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is celebrating an early New Year windfall thanks to Glaswegians getting on their bikes and signing up to the city’s nextbike scheme.

       

      The charity received £15 for each of the 115 nextbike memberships taken out in Glasgow during December, which generated a total of £1,725

       

      The funds will support Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s services across the city – including its community-based Hear to Help support for NHS hearing aid users and specialist advice for young deaf or hard of hearing people into education, training and employment.

       

      nextbike’s is a cycle-share scheme operating in Glasgow which has recently seen 500 new bicycles replacing the city’s previous fleet and 10 additional docking stations being introduced.

       

      Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Cindy Cosgrove said: “We are delighted that being nextbike’s nominated charity for December has generated £1,725 of funds which has given us an early New Year boost and will help enhance our life-changing support for people across Glasgow who are Deaf or have hearing loss.”

       

      For information about fundraising for the charity contact Cindy Cosgrove on telephone: 0141 341 5339 or email: cindy.cosgrove@hearingloss.org.uk

       

      ENDS

       

      Media contact:

       

      Eileen Clarkson, Senior Campaigns and PR Officer on telephone: 0141 341 5340 or email: eileen.clarkson@hearingloss.org.uk 

       

      Notes for editors:

      • Please find attached a photograph of Cindy Cosgrove with Sean Wheatland and Jane Reid. Photo credit: Katie Noble
      • Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is a charity which supports people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus to live the life they choose by campaigning for equality and developing technology and treatments.
      • For further information about Action on Hearing Loss Scotland or to become a member, visit www.hearingloss.org.uk/Scotland, contact Action on Hearing Loss’s Information Line on 0808 808 0123 (freephone) or 0808 808 9000 (textphone) or email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk.