CHARITY DOG WALK
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has announced that their much-loved series of dog walks is to continue, for a fourth year, in 2018. This year the Great British Dog Walk returns to the National Trust property, Ightham Mote in Sevenoaks, Kent on Saturday the 21st of April. By coming along, participants will be helping the charity to raise funds and awareness so they can train more life-changing hearing dogs.
The event will feature lots of activities for both adults, children and of course, dogs! There are stalls with lots of gifts, homemade crafts and refreshments as well as a fun dog show, a chance for your dog to try agility and demonstrations of Hearing Dogs at work.
The entry fee is for £10 for adults in advance or £12 on the day and free for children (under 16). There is a free special limited-edition Great British Dog Walk doggie bandana for each adult ticket purchased. You can choose between two distances – A gentle, family friendly 3km walk or a more challenging 8km walk which is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to support deaf people both inside and outside the home. The dogs will alert their owners to important sounds such as the doorbell, fire alarm or their baby crying in the night. They also offer companionship and security in an often isolating world. With 1 in 6 of the UK population suffering from hearing loss there is a growing demand for the charity’s services.
The walks will take place in the grounds of Ightham Mote, walkers wishing to enter the house and gardens are welcome to (entry fee applies unless you are a National Trust Member). Unfortunately, dogs that are not assistance dogs will not be permitted into the house and gardens. There is plenty of parking (£2 fee, free for National Trust members), toilets and refreshments will also available. Dogs should be kept on leads while on the walk routes.
For more information and to book your tickets please visit www.greatbritishdogwalk.org
If you are interested in volunteering at this event or would like to find out more about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People please contact Emily Lyle on 01844 340695 or email [email protected]