26 November 2019
Our Volunteer Fundraising group in Northern Ireland successfully hosted another quiz night in November, raising an amazing £1500 for our Befriending Service.
The event was led by volunteer Ken Taylor, supported by other fundraising volunteers, and took place at the Maldron Hotel at Belfast International Airport.
80 people attended the evening, including many from the deaf and hearing loss community. Guests also took part in a raffle, and our brave Fundraising Assistant Roz got her head shaved, raising an additional £760!
All proceeds will go to RNID’s Befriending Service, which supports elderly isolated people who are deaf or have a hearing loss by matching them with a Befriending volunteer who visits them on a regular basis.
Claire Lavery, Northern Ireland Director at RNID, said:
“A great night organised by our volunteer fundraising group, we are delighted that £1500 has been raised to support our Befriending Service, which offers vital support to older people at risk of isolation because of their hearing loss”.
Notes to editors
RNID is the national charity helping people living with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. RNID enables them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way, giving people support and care, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality.
If you are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus and need free confidential and impartial information and support, contact RNID.
We’re open 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.