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Charity raising money for Listening for Life centre

Posted Mar 03 2009 4:28pm

A Bradford charity is urging people to run and help it raise funds for the state-of-the-art Listening for Life centre.

The Ear Trust’s Listening for Life Appeal, supported by Bradford's Telegraph & Argus, still needs to raise £394,000 to complete and equip the £2.5million cochlear implant centre at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The charity has been allocated 50 places in the Bupa Great Manchester Run which takes place on Sunday, May 17.

All money raised by the runners will help the charity move closer to its dream of opening the country’s first ever dedicated cochlear implant centre to house the internationally-renowned Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Service.

The service transforms the lives of the profoundly deaf people using cochlear implants. Though well on its way to being built, the Ear Trust needs to maintain its fundraising to finish and equip the building with the latest technology. It is the brainchild of Chris Raine, ear, nose and throat (ENT) consultant at Bradford Royal Infirmary, who set up The Ear Trust charity.

He said: “As we have life-long commitment to our patients and their families, we really need to expand. It is great to see my vision coming to fruition and people have been very generous – but we still need to raise £394,000.

“Every bit helps, even if it’s just raising enough money for a chair or something in the gardens.

“By choosing to run in aid of the Ear Trust’s Listening for Life Centre appeal, you will be helping to make a big difference to many people’s lives.”

To take part email Mr Raine or call 07768372748.

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