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Paws for a Walk

Sponsored dog walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Aldeburgh 29th September 2013

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the charity that provides life changing support to deaf people, is asking the public to ‘Paws for a Walk’ and join its sponsored walk in Aldeburgh – one of a series of walks taking place in stunning locations nationwide throughout September.

dog_pawsThe Aldeburgh walk starts at Moot Hall at 11 am on Sunday 29th September. The walk firstly meanders inland through some fabulous countryside towards Thorpeness, before returning to Aldeburgh along the stunning coastline.

Walkers will pass some hidden historic gems along a route which is a mixture of paved and sandy pathways. For those that like a real challenge, try walking on the stony beach for the return leg.

The walk is approximately 6km and is suitable for all fitness levels.

Water will be provided for all dogs at the start and finish and there are plenty of places to get refreshments both within Aldeburgh and Thorpeness.

“There’s nothing quite like a leisurely stroll or a bracing walk if you prefer. You don’t need to bring a dog to enjoy our walk, but if you do they’re very welcome.” says Rachel Clarke, Community Fundraising Manager for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a non-government funded charity training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals. These include alarm clocks, doorbells, smoke alarms and fire bells in the home, the work place and also in public buildings. There are currently around 800 working hearing dogs assisting the lives of severely and profoundly deaf people across the UK.

Hearing Dogs provide deaf people with independence, confidence and companionship, which helps relieve the stress, isolation, loneliness and depression that deafness can bring.

To book a place or if you’d like more information call Rachel Clarke on 07769 901291 or email rachel.clarke@hearingdogs.org.uk

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