Dignitaries at hearing dogs site

Local dignitaries pose for a picture at the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People centre in Bielby.
Local dignitaries pose for a picture at the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People centre in Bielby.

Staff and volunteers at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People were thrilled to welcome East Riding of Yorkshire Civic Dignitaries to the Beatrice Wright Centre in Bielby recently.

The guests included the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of East Riding of Yorkshire, the chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Deputy Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Deputy Mayor of Beverley, the Town Mayor of Pocklington, chairman of Sancton Council and other special guests.

The guests were welcomed by the charity’s chairman of trustees and then saw a presentation about how the charity has grown into the successful organisation it is today, explaining how the dogs are trained to create life-changing partnerships with deaf people.

Next they heard first-hand from a hearing dog recipient about how his hearing dog has transformed his life, followed by a live demonstration of how these amazing dogs alert to sounds.

Eileen Botterill, community fundraising manager for hearing dogs, said: “We were thrilled that so many local civic dignitaries took time out of their busy schedules to visit our training centre so that they could learn more about our life-changing work. They all seemed to enjoy their visit.”