ACTION on Hearing Loss has honoured the remarkable contribution of Berwickshire based Nikki Lindsay at its Regional Volunteer Awards.
Inspiring volunteer Nikki was presented with the UK charity’s Regional Champion of Delivering Results Award to recognise her tireless commitment to attending local hospitals and libraries to provide information on hearing loss and also attending support groups which help people who use British Sign Language as there first language.
Joining other volunteers at a Regional Award ceremony at Reiver House in Morpeth, Nikki was presented with a trophy and certificate to celebrate her outstanding achievement.
Nikki said: “Volunteering with Action on Hearing Loss is always enjoyable and it’s tremendously rewarding being able to help improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people in my local area. I am overjoyed to have been given this award and thrilled I have helped such a worthwhile charity make a real difference.”
Action on Hearing Loss head of volunteering development, Jane Bailey, said: “Volunteers form the very lifeblood of Action on Hearing Loss and we wouldn’t be the charity we are today without them.
“We are delighted to recognise the endless enthusiasm and inspiring work Nikki has shown. These star volunteers not only show their commitment in dedicating their valuable time, but they bring a diverse range of skills and boundless energy that are so vital to our success. We have been running the formal volunteer awards programme since 2010 and there have been some 123 regional and national award winners since we started.”
Action on Hearing Loss national head of volunteering development, Jane Bailey commented: “We are truly privileged to have volunteers’ on-going commitment and dedication. We all feel greatly inspired and able to give that much more to our service delivery and the work we do through having volunteers working alongside us. Many of our volunteers have a hearing loss, are profoundly deaf or have a family relative or friend who does and they are fiercely committed to the cause. Their dedication is unwavering.”