A VOLUNTEER has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to a charity which supports people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Sue McLeod, of Centurian Way, Bedlington, was presented with the Action on Hearing Loss Champion award to mark her commitment in providing information and support to people with hearing loss and tinnitus and for helping to raise the profile of the charity’s lip reading campaign.
Sue was presented with a trophy and certificate at the charity’s regional award ceremony at Longhirst Hall in Morpeth.
The 62-year-old said: “After retiring from the employment service I decided I wanted to help put something back, both in my local community and on a national level.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have received this award and delighted I’ve helped make a difference.”
Jane Bailey, head of volunteering development at Action on Hearing Loss, said: “Volunteers provide a real heartbeat to the charity.
“We are absolutely delighted to recognise the tremendous and inspiring work that Sue and our other volunteers do to improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people.
“Our volunteers demonstrate commitment in devoting their valuable time and bring a wide range of skills, knowledge and an abundance of enthusiasm to our vital work.”
For information on volunteering for Action on Hearing Loss call (020) 7296 8278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org