EAST Sussex Hearing, a countywide charity based in Upperton Road, has launched The Hearing Hopper.

This new bus will allow the charity to deliver outreach services to some of the 122,000 East Sussex residents with hearing loss.

Mark Dimmock, the charity’s ‘Mr Network,’ said: “This bus will help tackle rural health inequalities, it’s for people who struggle to access crucial audiology services.

“It is fully accessible, and in reality, this is our way of taking our Centre in Eastbourne out to people who can’t come to us.”

Those present at the launch included Nick Webborn CBE, Deputy Lieutenant East Sussex, and our dear Dorit Oliver-Wolff, a client of the charity.

Mark wanted to stress this would not have been possible without funding from community donations, including Sussex Freemasons who generously funded The Hearing Hopper’s purchase and Rotary who’s fundraising has been invaluable to the charity.