Unwanted hearing aids assist kids in need

Former Grenfell resident and life member of the Philippines Angeles City RSL, Daryl Rudd, will be in town this week and is asking members of the community if they have any unwanted hearing aids they would consider donating to assist the organisation with its latest medical mission.

The used hearing aids will be taken back to Angeles City, Philippines where the local Henson Hearing Clinic refurbish them to be distributed to extremely poor children who desperately need them. This is a very good cause and all donations will be gratefully accepted.

The RSL in Angeles City conduct weekly raffles at various local venues and sporting events to raise monies in which 100% of all monies raised goes towards medicines, wheelchairs and hearing aids for kids between the ages of 2 -12 yrs old. Sometimes they extend this age depending on the need and extreme case of the child or teen. They also have many nurses and doctors from Australia, Philippines, The United States and many other nations all volunteering their time to assist in the RSL's medical missions.

Mr Rudd says they often have in attendance upwards of 1000 children. During these missions they test kids who need hearing aids, special wheelchairs and special surgeries such as cleft lips, clubbed feet, and many other special diseases that need urgent assistance.

"I am asking if anybody in Grenfell and the Weddin Shire has any used hearing aids they no longer need, I will certainly find a child who is very deserving to look after it," said Mr Rudd.

"These simple things we take for granted are life changing events for these people." he added.

Unwanted hearing aids can be left with Deidre and Terry Carroll from the Grenfell Lions Club by phoning 02 6343 1574.