Mike Gapes MP joined 9 other Labour and Co-operative MPs as he donned a jolly Santa suit to support the charity RNID and to encourage constituents to value their hearing health this Christmas by taking the charity’s specially developed hearing check, which helps identify whether you have a hearing loss.
Mike Gapes MP says: “Many people don’t realise how important their hearing is in their everyday lives, until they start to lose it. I’m lending my voice to RNID’s, which is encouraging you to look after your hearing by visiting www.rnid.org.uk/check or dialling 0844 800 3838 and taking their hearing check today.”
RNID’s Chief Executive, Jackie Ballard, says: “On average, people take 15 years to deal with their hearing loss and, in that time, a person’s quality of life can be greatly reduced. We urge people in Ilford South to follow Mike Gapes MP’s example and take our check today, so that you can start addressing any hearing loss and ensure you don’t miss out on leading a fulfilling and active life.”
RNID is The Co-operative Charity of the Year 2009. With the support of its members and customers, The Co-operative aims to raise more than £2 million in 2009 for RNID.