We are thrilled that the Ideas for Ears Community Hearing Hub has had its excellent work recognised in the SVE Inspire Volunteer Awards. Our fantastic team of volunteers were awarded the prize in the Inclusion & Equality section. The win acknowledges the contributions that everyone has made and the general team effort that has got us to where we are.
Chair of the judging panel, Natalie Masterson, said: “Our judging panel always have a difficult job, but this year was their hardest choice yet with so many fantastic teams to choose from.”
Sally Shaw, founder and director of Ideas for Ears, commented: “Our fantastic volunteers very much deserved this recognition. Hearing and deafness issues are incredibly important to people’s sense of well-being and connection, and the Community Hearing Hub has made significant contribution towards improvements that can benefit huge numbers.”
The Award trophy and certificate were received at an evening celebration in Stirling by Sally and three Community Hearing Hub volunteers, Alison Delaney, Colin Fraser-Malcolm and Margaret Beaton.
The Community Hearing Hub has been so successful that Ideas for Ears is supporting the volunteers to turn it into a charity so even more can be done to tackle hearing and deafness issues across the local area.