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Lions collecting Haring Aids

Bernard Godden from Ferrymead Lions Club

I recently received an enquiry from a member of the public, asking if Ferrymead Lions will collect hearing aids for recycling. Her mother had bought a pair for $6000, but had recently died. I have made enquiries to establish whether any other Lions clubs are collecting them, but it would seem not. There is an outlet for the Pacific Islands, so it might be worth considering acting as a collection point for used aids. In many ways hearing loss is as much a handicap as loss of sight, particularly in terms of socialising and communication.
I wonder if any member of the public might help our club research the possibilities? It would seem a natural follow on from the spectacles that we have been recycling for many years.
I have several leads into the process, so just ring if you are interested.

Bernie 02041336921

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