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Bentley Hearing Services Sponsor Huge Seedling Giveaway

Project type: 
Million Tree Challenge
Year: 
2017
Season: 
Spring
Location: 
Central

sisters with seedlingsLondon is the winner when two community-minded MTC Partners team up for a big promotion of tree planting and London’s Million Tree Challenge. That’s what happened at this year’s London Life Forest City Road Races when Race Director, Steve Ryall again committed to getting the word and the trees out for a big seedling giveaway to race registrants and found Bentley Hearing Services to sponsor the 1000 seedling giveaway.

The seedling giveaway is always popular at the Forest City Road Races, likely because people who run are more health conscious and appreciate the greeness around them. They also must know that trees help clean the air, calm frazzled nerves, provide cooling shade and offer other great health beneifts.

 “I love spending time outdoors and I participated in planting trees that were handed out at previous Forest City Road Race,” said Barb Bentley, Owner of Bentley Hearing Services. “I loved the idea and was happy to participate in helping make London greener.”

Steve RyallThis year was the 35th year of the Forest City Road Races and the biggest yet. “We sold out for the first time, setting a record of 2500 runners,” said Steve Ryall. “It was the largest running event ever in London!” Steve is seen in the photo at left with Ronald McDonald.

“Our primary goal was to support Thames Valley Children’s Centre and the opportunity to sponsor the seedling giveaway was presented to us,” said Barb Bentley, “As this year was a year of growth for Bentley Hearing Services it seemed fitting for us to promote growth of the trees.” 

The seedling giveaway to race registrants has been part of the Forest City Road Races since 2012 and is a great way to promote London's Million Tree Challenge.

“As an avid runner, I spend a lot of time in our park system,” said Barb Bentley, We are blessed to have such lovely green spaces in London. Having green spaces, for Londoners to use, is important as staying active promotes a healthy lifestyle which is very important to us. Our practice believes that hearing is what connects individuals to the people in their life. It is our job to help people stay connected,” Barb Bentley said.

Thank you to Bentley Hearing Services and London Life Forest City Road Races for your support and giving 1000 baby trees a home!

Happy tree recipientAbout London Life Forest City Road Races
The Forest City Road Races celebrated 35 years on April 30th 2017! All proceed raised go toward the Thames Valley Children's Centre. There are several types of races you can enter: the fun run, 5k, 10k and the 21k all starting and finishing at Victoria Park. Some of the perks include: a finishers medal - in the shape of a diffrent tree each year so you can collect a 'forest', the virual race bag, personalized race bibs and a tech shirt.

About Bentley Hearing Services
Bentley Hearing Services was started in April 2006 with one audiologist. Since then they have expanded to four audiologists and have clinics at 460 Springbank Drive and 1807 Wonderland Rd. N. They are a full service hearing clinic and provide services including hearing tests, auditory processing evaluations, wax removal, fitting of custom hearing protection, prescription and fitting of hearing aids and other assistive devices, cleaning and repairing of hearing aids, and provision of aural rehabilitation classes.