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Motherwell customers paws for thought

28 September, 2016
Local opticians receive a visit from hearing dog to generate awareness
Local opticians generate awareness of the work carried out by hearing dogs

An opticians in Motherwell has welcomed a helpful canine to the store to help generate funds for a good cause.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Mary Burke and her hearing dog Bailey visited Specsavers to help raise awareness of the work carried out by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and customers visiting the store got the chance to meet them and to learn more about the work of the charity.

The event was aimed at generating funds and making customers aware of all the hard work that goes into training hearing dogs so they can improve the lives of people with hearing problems.

A word from our store director

Specsavers Motherwell store director Ian Moss was pleased to welcome Mary and Bailey to the store: ‘ Customers were delighted to get the chance to learn more about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People which carries out so much fantastic work in the community – it’s a charity that we are very proud to support,’

‘We hope Mary and Bailey’s visit will inspire customers to donate to the cause.’

Raising awareness

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People community fundraising manager for Scotland Carol Jones, says: ‘We were delighted when Specsavers Motherwell asked us to come into their store to raise funds for and awareness of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and the life-changing work that the dogs do.

‘Our clever dogs alert deaf people to everyday sounds and danger signals but they can also give their recipient so much more independence, companionship and confidence.

‘Our dogs also help make the invisible disability of deafness visible and, on the day, many people stopped meet Mary and Bailey and find out more about how he helps her.’

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