Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland



Gloria seeks fundraisers to enjoy awesome adventure

GLORIA Hunniford is calling on adventurous people in Lisburn to sign up for RNID's c trek and raise funds for the charity's work for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Gloria, who is urging people to visit and find out how to register for the once-in-a-lifetime challenge, says: "By the time we reach 50, over 40% of us will experience some level of hearing loss, which happens naturally as we get older.

"Hearing loss can have a profound impact on everyday lives, but it is reassuring to know RNID is on hand to provide crucial information and support. "By signing up for RNID's Great Wall of China team, you'll not only have an adventure of a lifetime hut you'll also be taking steps to raise vital funds for RNID's campaigning work and range of services around the country."

Prospective fundraisers from Lisburn can claim a place in RNID's team for October 6 - 18 2009 trek by paying a registration fee of �250 and raising a minimum of �2500. To register for a place, which are available on a first come, first served basis, contact Caroline Jupe, on 0845 634 0687 (local rate) or email:

* If you are concerned that you have a hearing loss, you can call RNID's simple, confidential, five-minute telephone hearing check on 0845 600 5555 from a landline and get an indication of your level of hearing. Taking the check for both your ears could be your first step along the road to hearing conversations with your family and friends more clearly.

Ulster Star