Local business raises £20,000 for charity
to celebrate its 20th anniversary

(From left to right) Rachel Clarke – Hearing Dogs’ Community Fundraising Manager for East Anglia, Karen Finch - Founder and Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre, Matthew Coward – Marketing and Operations Manager for The Hearing Care Centre & Brian Platt - Hearing Dogs Deaf Recipient with Hearing Dog Elton

(From left to right) Rachel Clarke – Hearing Dogs’ Community Fundraising Manager for East Anglia, Karen Finch - Founder and Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre, Matthew Coward – Marketing and Operations Manager for The Hearing Care Centre & Brian Platt - Hearing Dogs Deaf Recipient with Hearing Dog Elton

One local business has made a phenomenal commitment to charity by raising £20,000 throughout their 20th year in business, by organising a number of exciting initiatives and events.

The Hearing Care Centre is an award-winning family-run hearing care company, which has 26 centres across East Anglia. The company was established in 1998 and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Staff at the company decided to challenge themselves to raise more money for charity than they ever had done before and pledge to raise £20,000 for their chosen charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, a charity which has created over 900 partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs across the UK.

The money was raised with the help of the company’s customer base, the general public and employees. Amongst a wealth of activities, staff waded through mud and freezing water in the Whole Hog Challenge, guests ate as many puddings as they liked at a Pudding Club Night, over 400 people attended the company’s very popular quiz nights and over 100 tubes of Smarties were emptied and filled up with 20 pence pieces.

The fundraising pot was also topped up by Barclays Bank, who generously matched some of the Hearing Care Centre’s events up to £1,000 each time.

Karen Finch, Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre, commented “We are ecstatic to be able to present Hearing Dogs for Deaf People with this money, which will go such a long way towards the brilliant work that they do. Thank you to everybody in the local community who has supported us during this feat, we hope you will continue to support us in our future fundraising”.

Rachel Clarke, Hearing Dogs’ Community Fundraising Manager in East Anglia said ‘“We feel incredibly privileged to have had The Hearing Care Centre’s support for almost 20 years and the fact that they have chosen to support the Charity again during this milestone year - achieving such a massive target in a short space of time - shows their enthusiasm and dedication to helping deaf people with the gift of a hearing dog.”

The company has announced details of its inaugural Charity Golf Day and BBQ taking place on Wednesday 17th July 2019 at Seckford Hall Golf Club, near Woodbridge. Tickets and further information can be found at www.hearingcarecentre.co.uk/golf or by calling 01473 230330

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