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Long serving Volunteers retire after combined service of six decades

For those that use our NHS Hearing Aid Support Service, our Volunteers provide a vital support service in the local community. Our Volunteers tend to stay with Hearing Help Essex a long time, so it is always sad when they decide the time has come to hand back their toolkit and retire from the role.

We recently said goodbye to three extra special volunteers, who have between them clocked up 56 years of volunteering with us.

Ray Clements, Steven Boutwell, and Theresa West, have been serving their local community, volunteering at our sessions, and also delivering home visits to the housebound. Over the years they have supported thousands of individuals, enabling them to keep their hearing aids in good working order.

Without a working hearing aid, people living with hearing loss can quickly become isolated. These three special people have touched the lives of so many, supporting our service users to continue to live well with hearing loss.

We will miss you all terribly, although know that you will stay in touch. Thank you for all you have done to support our mission, and we hope that you can now enjoy a well earned rest!

If you are thinking about starting volunteering in your local area, please do get in touch with us at as we would love to hear from you…. the only warning is that you might enjoy it so much that you are still working with us in 20 years time!

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