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AN EASTBOURNE-based charity hosted a relaunch event and welcomed a royal guest.

Hearing Link, which has its head office at the Waterfront in Sovereign Harbour, held the gala evening at St James’s Palace in London in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

The event celebrated the history and future of Hearing Link and also featured the charity’s patron Stephen Lloyd MP, the new Deputy Mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Janet Coles, and BBC broadcaster and Eastbournian Sian Williams.

Mr Lloyd hs been involved in Hearing Link for many years as a trustee and now as an esteemed patron.

Councillor Coles is involved in the ‘Let’s Loop Eastbourne’ initiative which is supported by Hearing Link. The aim of the Let’s Loop Group is to work together to inform service providers in Eastbourne and help them to make themselves accessible to people with hearing loss.

Dr Lorraine Gailey, CEO of Hearing Link, said, “We were highly privileged to have been able to secure the time of HRH The Princess Royal and a royal venue, in what is not only the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but also the 2012 Olympics. “The event marked the official re-launch of Hearing Link, the new national organisation for adults living with hearing loss.

“Hearing Link’s purpose is simple.

“We help hearing impaired adults and their families to manage the impact that hearing loss has on their lives.”

To find out more visit www.hearinglink.org