BORDERS volunteers Annette Keddie and Sybil King scored a double at Scotland’s national football stadium at Hampden Park, scene of the Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s volunteer awards ceremony.
Annette from Selkirk and Sybil from Makerstoun were presented with awards in recognition of their hard work on behalf of the organisation.
The pair have been acknowledged for championing the rights of people who are deaf or hard of hearing and for the trust they have built in their communities.
Sybil and Annette are part of the Hear to Help team that provides frontline maintenance and advice to hearing aid users in the Borders. They also support the charity in many other ways including helping with fundraising events and offering administrative support.
At Hampden, Annette and Sybil were presented with a trophy and a certificate at the event which commemorates 100 years of the charity supporting people with hearing loss.
Sybil said: “Annette and I are delighted to be given these awards. We really enjoy volunteering and have found people are very keen to support the organisation. The team of volunteers we work alongside are a great bunch of people so as well as working hard, we also have lots of fun.”
Delia Henry, director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, paid tribute to the ladies.
“When Sybil and Annette attend events they always arrive with their sleeves rolled up ready to get to work,” she told us.
“We are delighted to recognise the tremendous and inspiring work Sybil and Annette and all our volunteers do to improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people.”
For more information about volunteering with Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, call Louise Barry on 01324 590871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.