Leeds opticians hold Hearing Dogs charity store event
Heroic hearing dogs were celebrated during an annual fundraising day at Leeds Specsavers to mark the 32nd anniversary of the charity behind their expert training.
Dogs in store
Handlers and hounds from the Hearing Dogs charity visited the hearing department of Leeds Specsavers on Albion Street to meet and greet the community, and to raise awareness and vital donations for the cause on Tuesday 3rd June. The Specsavers audiologist and hearing team were also on hand to offer advice and free hearing examinations.
Huge difference to hearing impaired people
Hearing director, Amrit Rehal at Leeds Specsavers, says: ‘Our team is incredibly excited about celebrating another year of supporting Hearing Dogs. The charity’s visit to the store was a fantastic opportunity for the public to see these dogs in action and appreciate the huge difference they make to the lives of the deaf and those with impaired hearing in our community.’
Life changing work
Lucy Ward, community fundraising manager for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People says: ‘Our mission is to offer greater independence, confidence and companionship to deaf people by providing dogs trained to alert them to everyday sounds. With no government funding we rely entirely on individuals and businesses in the community to fund our life changing work so we are hugely grateful for Specsavers’ continued support.’