A CHARITY which trains dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds is urgently calling for volunteers in South Warwickshire to join a fund-raising drive.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is holding The Paws Appeal bucket collections during Deaf Awareness Week (May 2 to 8) and running throughout the month.
Jan Shally, a volunteer puppy trainer for the charity, said: “I jumped at the chance to help at a collection, because I want to give back and raise money to help deaf people.
“Hearing dogs can help deaf people to step into another world – one in which they too can feel heard.”
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People rely on donations to continue helping deaf people and they have seen an increase in the number of people coming to them for help over the past two years.
The charity is aurging volunteers to give two hours of their time to the Paws Appeal to help them raise much needed funds to train life-changing hearing dogs and provide more services to anyone with hearing loss.
Vicky Ryan, community fund-raising manager, said: “Our friendly team will make sure you have everything you need to safely fundraise for us. By participating in our Paws Appeal, you will help us raise vital funds to ensure no one with hearing loss feels alone.”
Visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk/pawsappeal for more information.