Putting Hearing Dogs in the frame
Members of staff from Specsavers in Tamworth showed their support for a national assistance charity with a fundraising day on Tuesday 7 February, raising more than £120.
The team was joined by a volunteer from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to raise much-needed funds and awareness. Jane Harrison welcomed customers into the store on the day with her seven-year-old toy poodle-cocker spaniel cross, Indie, to raise awareness of the charity.
‘Hearing Dogs is a fantastic charity and provides such a vital service to thousands of people in the UK,’ commented store director, Laura Evans. ‘We had a fantastic fundraising day; it was a great opportunity for people to meet Jane and Indie and find out more about how Hearing Dogs change lives.’
The event, organised by hearcare assistant, Helen Wylie, also included a cake sale and bake-off, judged by Jane, to boost funds. Frame stylist, Ann, and optical assistant, Liz, were crowned winners for their delicious home-baked cakes.
Laura added: ‘We’re so pleased to have had this opportunity to support such a brilliant organisation, and I’m so grateful to Jane and Indie for coming into store on the day. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and donated on the day.’
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People provides an essential service to people affected by hearing loss across the country. The charity trains dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss, as well as giving owners companionship, confidence and independence.
To find out more, visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk.
The money raised during the event will not only help to train future hearing dogs, but will also help train new owners and provide them with all the essential items they will need to look after their dog.