Siblings take on charity challenges
TWO deaf siblings will be tackling sport challenges to raise funds for hearing dogs.
Henri Toone, 17, will be taking part in the Great North Run in September and Patrick Toone, 15, will be cycling from London to Paris in July.
The brother and sister are from Farnham Royal and their father will join them on their feats.
Henri said: “I have had [guide dog] Odi for eight years. She has helped me by giving me more confidence and having her in my life has made me realise that not everything about being deaf adds a negative aspect into my life. She wakes me up in the mornings and alerts me to the fire alarm.”
Besides running the odd 5km Race for Life, Henri says she has not done anything like this before.
The pair hope to raise £1,500 with their challenges.
Their mother, Penny Toone, said: “I ran the Great North Run for Hearing Dogs seven years ago so I know the effort they are both putting in at the same time as doing GCSEs and A-levels. “I couldn’t be prouder.” The pair have raised £893 so far.
To donate, go to their justgiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/oditoone/.
CHALLENGE: Patrick and Henri Toone