The store has raised €500 for Beaumont Hospital’s Cochlear Implant Department, Specsavers Audiologists’ new charity partner. The store held an in-store raffle and bake sale to raise awareness of the importance of taking a proactive approach to hearing health and it received great support from the local community.
Lucky customer Reah Sweeney purchased a €2 raffle ticket and was the lucky winner of a €500 hearcare voucher. The staff in Kilkenny were delighted with the support from customers who donated in special collection buckets to help the team raise vital funds.
Raising vital funds
Director of Audiology at Specsavers Kilkenny, Lisa Hanrahan, said: ‘With the Beaumont Hospital Cochlear Implant Department being Specsavers Audiologists’ new charity partner, we were delighted to hold an event to raise much needed funds for the charity. We saw all of the team here get involved and we would like to thank our local customers for their amazing generosity as always and for helping us raise money for such a worthy cause.’
Pictured at Specsavers Kilkenny’s recent fundraising day are Tori and Ava Doyle, alongside staff members Grace Raftice, Laura Marnell and Specsavers hearcare assistant Jessica Carroll, audiology director Lisa Hanrahan and Sinead Scanlan.
The National Hearing Implant and Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital
The National Hearing Implant and Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital is the only centre in the Republic of Ireland that offers cochlear implantation to adults and children with profound hearing loss. Since it opened in 1995, over 1,350 people have received cochlear implants – 50% of them children. The procedure gives patients access to sound and enables them to develop and understand speech. Since the introduction of new born hearing screening in 2011, which tests all babies born in Ireland, children born with hearing loss are diagnosed, referred and implanted in their early years.