No sooner had the call gone out for help with batteries than it was answered with abundant generosity by Rayovac, the world's No. 1 hearing aid battery manufacturer. Paula Brinson Pyke, Rayovac's Marketing Director, answered our e-mailed call for help by return and within a few days had secured 1,600 6-battery cards - that's nearly 10,000 batteries!

But, to be honest, we were not entirely surprised. It seems that Rayovac is already a very generous supporter of many charities. They even have a page on their
site inviting charities to apply for help. This is what they say:

We believe it is important to help the hard of hearing community and are committed to doing so both in the UK and around the World.

Through our range of flagship projects we hope to make an important difference to the lives of people with hearing problems. Over many years we have supported a range of initiatives including those in Africa and other developing regions – through the Sound Seekers’ HARK project, Kinder 1000 and Enfants du Cambodage – all of whom regularly benefit from our donations of hearing aid batteries and accessories.

We’re also a proud supporter of the Hearing Dogs charity in the UK and are working closely with Germany’s biggest hearing charity the Deutshcen Schwerhorigenbundes (DSB), amongst many others.

Thanks Rayovac, and especially Paula, for your generous help!