Help deaf with a hearing dog
Police join forces in change life campaign
THAMES Valley Police has teamed up with charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People this Christmas by encouraging the public to sponsor a hearing dog puppy.
The Change a Life, SponsoraPuppyChristmas campaign invites the public to sponsor a hearing dog puppy for a loved one this Christmas.
The charity receives many requests from deaf people every year for a hearing dog due to the life changing benefits a partnership can bring. Puppy sponsorship plays a key role in the continued development of this vital service and Thames Valley Police weredelighted to lend their support to the charity’s important Christmas fundraising cause.
Claire Davis, police community support off icer said: “We are delighted to
(Above, from left) PC Gary Churchill, PC Heather Blake, PCSO Claire Davis and PC Andy Ralph with Tamsin and Anya hearing dog puppies; (below) PCSO Claire Davis with Anya sponsor a puppy and it was great to meet hearing dog puppies Anya and Tamsin at the police station.
“Anyone can sponsor a hearing dog puppy as a gift for a loved one, and the best part of this Christmas present is that you will also be changing the life of a deaf person.”
Each hearing dog puppy goes through 18 months of training to learn to respond to sounds such as the alarm clock, doorbell and smoke alarm.
Once fully qualified, that hearing dog will go on to transform a deaf person’s life by offering life-changing independence, confidence and companionship.
The public can sponsor hearing dog puppies Merry and Berry from just £3 a month and each welcome pack includes a certificate, gorgeous photos, and other exciting gifts.
Sponsors donating £5 or more per month will also receive a cute and cuddly soft hearing dog toy.
To find out more about sponsoring a puppy, visit www.hearingdogs.org. uk/puppy or call Hearing Dogs for Deaf People on 01844 348 100.
For photos of the sponsored puppies with the police, military personnel, sports stars and celebrities visit www.getbucks.co.uk.