Fundraising day held in Pocklington for Hearing Dogs anniversary

Judith Smithies and Katie Brown with 'Bolt'.
Judith Smithies and Katie Brown with 'Bolt'.

Heroic hearing dogs were celebrated during a fundraising day at a Pocklington opticians to mark the 31st anniversary of the charity behind their training.

Handlers and pups from the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity visited Pocklington Specsavers, in Market Place, recently to meet and greet customers and to raise awareness and vital donations for the cause.

Balloons were given away to young customers who could have their picture taken with the store’s four-legged visitors.

Robert Winlow, of Pocklington Specsavers, said: “

Since Hearing Dogs was set up in 1982, the charity has paired 1,600 hearing dogs with people suffering from hearing loss

Hearing dogs are provided to deaf people of various ages, including children. To make a donation to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, visit