Deafness charity says thank you to volunteers

12:01pm Monday 30th December 2013

A DEAFNESS charity is celebrating the dedication of two of its long-term volunteers.

Hazel Eaton and Brenda Llorca have been with Deafness Support Network (DSN) for four years at its supported living services centre, The Tannery, in Northwich.

DSN held an afternoon tea party and presented the pair with flowers to thank them for all their hard work.

Hazel said: “I’ve been a volunteer for DSN for a number of years and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

“I help support service users in the day centre, and it’s wonderful to be part of a team who help the clients to achieve so much.”

Brenda said: “My involvement in voluntary work has been a passion of mine for a long time, and I’ve now been with DSN Northwich for the last four years.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to see clients’ pride when they have completed a piece of craftwork, often designed by themselves, to present to a family member.

“Developing special relationships with clients and being with them through their ups and downs is a huge privilege, and I like to feel that in some small way my efforts make a real difference.”

Lynne Bardsley, volunteer coordinator at DSN, said: “The work we do at our centre in Northwich would not be possible without the precious time and effort given to us by our volunteers.

“Both Brenda and Hazel have consistently worked hard for DSN, and we cannot thank them enough for all they’ve done.”


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