The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a fun filled day out for all the family this weekend

The national charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People celebrates its 20th anniversary on Sunday 16 June with an open day at their newly opened site in Saunderton, Bucks, which was officially opened by The Princess Royal on Monday 10 June.

The Grange was bought in 1997 as a stud farm, but the past five years have been spent converting it to deal specifically with the needs of the charity.

Gates open at 11am and Pam St Clement, alias Pat Evans from EastEnders, will judge one of the classes at the exemptiondog show.

Together with a demonstration of how hearing dogs help deaf people, visitors can also enjoy Morris dancers, husky racing and the Flying Gunners motorcycle display team.

Entrance is £4 for adults and £1 for children and senior citizens with all proceeds going towards to the charity.

For further information, please contact (tel: 01844 348100).

About Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a registered charity that selects and trains dogs to respond to specific sounds.

They alert their owners by touch, using a paw to gain attention and then lead them back to the sound source. For sounds such as the smoke alarmand fire alarm the dogs will lay down to indicate danger.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People provide a national service and no charge is made to recipients.

Since its launch in 1982, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has placed more than 840 hearing dogs, 74% of which were either rescued or unwanted dogs.

The charity has three centres in the UK – Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North Yorkshire.

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