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Help Hearing dogs... and have a great day out at the same time




THE canine charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People have organised a series of events over the coming months to bring the charity to people’s attention, and also to hoefully raise money at the same time.

Anyone who would love a good day out should note the following events:

June 23, Ightham Mote, Millfield Meadow, Ightham, Kent where events include: Hearing Dog demonstrations: Parade of Hearing Dog Partnerships; Southern Golden Retriver Display; Gun Dog Display; and Hearing Dog talks in the Squires Room throughout the afternoon. Special Guests, The RT Hon Ann Widdecombe MP and local historian Evelyn Le Chene, will sign copies of their books and donate 35% of the sales to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Time: 1-30 – 6pm Admission: £9.50 Adults (£7.50 when showing your copy of Favour magazine); £4.25 Child Contact: Sue Pellow 01323 508 932

July 1, Paws in the Park, Cheshire Sponsored Walk and children’s workshops from 10.30am; Fun dog Show starts 1.30pm with a Hearing Dog demonstration. A handy leaflet will guide you on our spectacular four-mile walk through Lyme Park. The terrain includes a steep hill and stiles, so is best suited to agile people and dogs. Please register in advance with Nicky Litchfield 01257 260 988. Admission: Parking is FREE to those with a sponsored walk registration. Others pay £4.50 (£2 per motorbike)

July 12, The Leas and Souter Lighthouse, South Tyneside Join us for a 25th Anniversary walk along The Leas starting and ending up at the Souter Lighthouse for well-deserved refreshment. The Leas marks a two-mile stretch of spectacular coastline belonging to The National Trust. Mingle with some of our wonderful hearing dog partnerships and watch a special demonstration. Time: walk from 11am; demo from 1pm. Admission: £2 when you book and pay in advance; £4 entry on the day. Dogs welcome on the walk Contact: Kate Holdsworth 01757 633 233

July 29, Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo Carmarthenshire. As well as a sponsored walk in this breathtaking 18th Century landscaped park, you can enjoy a demonstration by the Hearing Dogs team and a fun dog show Time: Walk 11am; Fun dog show 1pm Admission: Walkers please pay £5 to register in advance (concessions £1) Walkers and The National Trust members gain FREE entry to the Dinefwr grounds with a valid NT membership card or HD sponsor form. For other visitors: £4 ground only; £6 house and grounds. Contact: Marilyn Sydenham 01656 872 707
August 12: Hughenden, Hughenden Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (credit the picture to © The National Trust). Join us for a sponsored walk and a dog day in this attractive park with its riverside and woodland trials. Register in advance for just £2 or pay £4 to join on the day. Activities for the whole family – dogs included. Bring a picnic and watch the Hearing Dogs demonstration. Time: Walk from 10am; demo 1pm Admission: FREE (normal NT admission charges to house and garden) Contact: Ruth Dunkin 01844 348 136

Sunday 12th August Bannockburn, Stirling. Come and enjoy a family fun day, at a venue steeped in Scottish History. This atmospheric spot is the sire of Robert the Bruce’s famous vistory over the English in 1314. Special events include: demonstrations from the Hearing Dogs team; dog agility demos; heelwork to music; working dog trials; children’s workshops; plus a pet dog show and a chance to meet Scooby-doo! Time: 11am to 4pm Admission: FREE (normal NT admission charges to Bannockburn Heritage Centre) Contact: Graeme Addison 01764 650 409

August 22nd: Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall. Enjoy a demonstration by the Hearing Dogs demo team, as well as a parade of partnerships and other doggie delights, within the magnificent gardens and wooded estate of Lanhydrock house. Other attractions include: the late Victorian country house with its extensive servants’ quarters; an adventure playground with wobbly bridge, scramble nets and animal sculptures. Time: 12 noon onwards. Admission: £9.40 Adult £4.70 Child £23.50 Family NT members FREE Contact: Margaret Rogers 01364 621 382