Charity welcome day of Risk-y business

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Colleagues from our Risk department swapped computers for compost to help out with gardening at The Ear Foundation’s Marjorie Sherman House.

The ten-strong team also got stuck into some decorating of the charity’s family room at the building in Lenton - which is used by the deaf community and their families from across Nottingham and beyond.

It is not the first time we have ‘got our hands dirty’ at Sherman House - previously branch staff have been joined by area and senior managers in helping out with essential maintenance there and we also funded an Ear Foundation employability workshop in 2012.

Risk administrator Diane Gowans said: “It was our pleasure to go along to Sherman House and volunteer for the day. We all really enjoyed it.

“The Nottingham prides itself on supporting the local communities in which we have branches and here at head office we wanted to play our part too. It was great to see the wonderful work of The Ear Foundation.”

Sherman House facilities manager Carla Prestwich added: “The garden looks the best I’ve seen it. The team were really enthusiastic and really got stuck into the jobs - they were a joy to have here and have made a real difference to the house. Big thanks from us all.”

The Ear Foundation play host to almost 100 families annually, many of whom are having treatment at the nearby QMC hospital, which at the time foundation was set up was the only place in the country to offer cochlear implants.

Today, it remains one of the leading institutions in the world for hearing technology and The Ear Foundation continues to be popular amongst the deaf community nationwide and in fact, globally.

Colleagues from our Risk team at Sherman House.


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