From left Summerland Quest Society president Marilyn Topham and treasurer Sharon Stone present $1

Quest funds purchase of hearing equipment

Students who need hearing and speech enhancement will benefit from a recent donation.

Students who need hearing and speech enhancement will benefit from a recent donation from the Summerland Quest Society to the Okanagan Skaha School District.

The $1,000 cheque was presented for the purchase of two items.

One is a device to be used by a classroom teacher to have lessons transmitted directly to students’ hearing aids.

The second is an assessment tool to aid in obtaining information about a hard of hearing student’s grasp of the English language.

The Summerland Quest Society is a women’s service organization dedicated to raising money to improve the lives of those with hearing and speech impairment and to aid youth in the reduction of hearing loss.

From 1997 to 2013, the society has raised more than $121,000 to benefit Summerland adults and children with speech and hearing challenges.

The society will hold its ninth Summerland Garden Tour on Saturday June 28. Its second annual bridge tournament will be held on Sept. 20.

In addition, the society will work with Speech and Hearing Awareness Month in May.