Mount Snowdon climbers present cheque at Foresters High Chief Ranger’s Charity Ball


Members of the Lincolnshire branch of Foresters Friendly Society raised £2,300 for Action on Hearing Loss, presenting the cheque at the annual High Chief Ranger’s charity ball on Saturday 13th April 2019.

  • Following their momentous 6 and ½ hour overnight climb of Mount Snowdon on Saturday 23rd March 2019, four members donated the £2,300 raised in aid of Action on Hearing Loss, the largest charity for people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus in the UK.
  • Action on Hearing Loss provides useful information, care and support services, supports the development of technology and treatments, and campaigns for the equal treatment of all those faced with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
  • Action on Hearing Loss is Foresters Friendly Society’s chosen charity for 2018/2019, having been selected by High Chief Ranger, Andrew Pooley.
  • The walking group consisted of Bruce Hicks, Area Coordinator, Helen Hicks, Court Secretary, Charlotte Lenton, Assistant Secretary and Matt Lenton, Trustee for the Lincolnshire branch of Foresters Friendly Society.
  • The final amount was presented to High Chief Ranger, Andrew Pooley at the High Chief Ranger’s Ball at Highgate House Hotel, Northampton at 6.30pm.
  • The 133 members in attendance enjoyed a four-course meal, participated in a charity raffle (raising an additional £1,000) and speech from Ralph Holme, Executive Director for Research at Action on Hearing Loss.

Sarah Bateson, Head of Major Partnerships at Action on Hearing Loss commented: We were absolutely delighted that four members of Foresters Friendly Society bravely decided to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon to raise funds for the work we do at Action on Hearing Loss. We are so grateful for their support and I know that their hard work will make a huge difference, helping us raise vital funds. On behalf of all the volunteers and staff at Action on Hearing Loss, I would like to say thank you for taking on such a tremendous challenge!”

Andrew Pooley, High Chief Ranger for Foresters Friendly Society commented: In supporting the national charity “Action on Hearing Loss” – the campaigning name of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, we hope not just to raise awareness, but also directly help members of Foresters and the public who are affected by deafness and the impact it can have on their personal and professional relationships. We’re so proud of the incredible challenge taken on by members of the Lincolnshire branch and look forward to being a part of future fundraising initiatives and events this year.”


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