Expert Among Guests Invited To Special Party
A Birmingham solicitor received royal recognition for her work with victims of hearing loss, when she was recently invited to attend a very special double birthday party at Buckingham Palace.
Louise Scott, a workplace injury solicitor with law firm Irwin Mitchell, who specialises in industrial hearing loss, was amongst 150 specially invited guests who attended the 100th birthday party of national charity, Action on Hearing Loss, (formally the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, RNID.)
The event was hosted by the charity’s Patron, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and was particularly special as it coincided with the Duke’s 90th birthday.
Louise Scott, who is based at the Birmingham office of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and attended the event with colleague Danielle Shennan, commented: “It was the most memorable day of my life and one I will never forget. We had originally been told that the party would be held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace but, having seen the weather reports, apparently the Duke himself ordered the party to be moved inside.
“Being able to view the interior of such a historic Palace with its many antiques and paintings was an incredible opportunity.
“We were even able to exchange a few words with the Duke who was utterly charming and when he was later presented with a gift of a pair of ear defenders by the charity, he jokingly asked if he would be able to pick up Radio 3 on them!”
Other guests at the event included former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe and supporters from Action on Hearing Loss who had all gathered to mark 100 years of the charity’s campaigning work, as well as to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh who has been Patron since 1958.
Action on Hearing Loss is a national charity which offers practical help and support to people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus. The charity not only campaigns to raise awareness of issues relating to hearing loss but also funds equipment and ongoing medical and technological research into hearing loss.
Louise Scott volunteers as a fundraiser for the charity in the Midlands region and was recently presented with a regional award for ‘Delivering Results’ for Action on Hearing Loss.
Looking to the future, Louise and her team at Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham are already planning further events to help the charity, including landscaping a garden at Lysways House in Walsall later this month to enhance the lives of deaf and deafblind residents. She is also working with Action on Hearing Loss on its latest campaign which aims to raise public awareness about hearing loss issues as well as encouraging GPs to refer people for hearing tests earlier.”