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Hearing Dogs York Exhibition

Hearing dogs join customers at local Supermarket to help promote the work of Hearing Dogs for Deaf people.

Last weekend customers visiting Sainsbury’s in Haxby were surprised to be greeted in store by hearing dogs Pip and Spirit and trainee hearing dog puppies Tasha and Fudge. There was the opportunity to view an exhibition showing how local dogs are changing the lives of their deaf owners and discover how people living in the York area can help by socialising puppies, sponsoring a puppy, booking a talk for their community group or doing some fundraising.

During the day an amazing £216.89 was donated to Hearing Dogs for Deaf people. A vital contribution towards the cost of training these fantastic dogs. Whether at home, in the workplace or in public buildings these specially trained dogs alert their deaf owners to specific sounds and danger signals such as the doorbell, telephone, mobile phone, cooker alarm, alarm clock and smoke alarm. Hearing dogs wear distinctive burgundy jackets when out and about which alert the public to the fact that their owner is deaf (an otherwise invisible disability) For more information about the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Sainsbury’s event please contact Hearing Dogs volunteer June Scatchard on 01904 760108 or or email Lana on

Some of the many dogs attending were Pip sitting in on the display stand, black labrador Spirit, black poodle Tasha, apricot cockapoo Fudge and Sainsburys’ employee Matthew Thompson meeting Pip and her recipient.

Eileen Armitage Additional information about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a registered charity that trains dogs to alert deaf people to household sounds and danger signals such as the doorbell, telephone and smoke alarm – providing life-changing independence and confidence. Dogs are donated for training by breeders and members of the public and when possible they are selected from rescue centres. The Charity also has its own breeding scheme.

Hearing Dogs provides a national service and no charge is made to recipients. Since its inception in 1982, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has placed more than 1600 hearing dogs and has around 750 current working partnerships. For general information about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People please contact: Lucy Ward – Community Fundraising Manager T: 01759 322255 M: 07769 901292 E: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People The Beatrice Wright Training Centre, Hayton Road Bielby East Yorkshire YO42 4JP Registered Charity No. 293358 (England) and SC040486 (Scotland) A company limited by guarantee Patron HRH The Princess Royal


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