As part of events being held this year to mark its 20th Anniversary, local charity, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, is holding a Celebration Open Day on Sunday 16 June, and everyone is invited to come and join in the fun. The event will take place at The Grange, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire and the gates open at 11.00am.

There will be plenty of attractions for all the family, and lots of opportunities for everyone - including the pet dog - to take part in various competitions. There will be a Have-a-Go field where your dog can prove himself at agility, speed tests and obstacle courses, and where you can try your hand at wellie-throwing. If you are feeling particularly energetic you can take part in an It's A Knockout Challenge, while your dog gets a chance to show off his best side in the Exemption Dog Show.

After watching morris dancing and line dancing dogs, you can marvel at the Flying Gunners motorcycle display team before settling down to see a demonstration of how hearing dogs actually help deaf people given by the Charity's own trainers and dogs.

There will be a chance to have a look round the Charity's brand new headquarters including the kennels and training houses, and the children can take a train ride or be entertained by Colonel Custard. With craft stalls, face painters, treasure hunts, clowns and countless food and refreshment stands including licensed bars for the adults, there really will be something for everyone.

The entrance fee will be £4 for adults and £1 for children and senior citizens, all proceeds going towards helping to train more dogs to alert severely or profoundly deaf people to everyday household sounds that the rest of us may take for granted.

So come and help us celebrate our Anniversary, and enjoy a good fun day out for all the family. For further information, please contact us on 01844 348100.

About Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a registered charity that selects and trains dogs to respond to specific sounds. Hearing dogs alert deaf people by touch, using a paw to gain attention and then lead them back to the sound source. For sounds such as the smoke alarm and fire alarm the dogs will lay down to indicate danger.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People provides a national service and no charge is made to recipients. Seventy four per cent of all hearing dogs adopted into the scheme are either rescued or unwanted and since its inception in 1982, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has placed more than 830 hearing dogs. The Charity has three centres operating in the UK - Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North Yorkshire.

For further information contact:
Jenny Moir
T 01844 353898
F 01844 353099
M 07860 822888

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People The Grange, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Bucks HP27 9NS
T 01844 353 898 (voice and minicom) F 01844 353 099 E

Visit Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's Web site at

Patron HRH The Princess Royal
Registered Charity No. 293358 (England)
A company limited by guarantee


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