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WI - Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

11 May 2023

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WI Margo

On Wednesday May 10th the Creeting St Mary women’s institutes speaker was Margo Harrison and Linus, the topic “Hearing Dogs for the deaf”.

A very interesting evening at the Village Hall was had by the Creeting St Mary women’s institute members, Margo Harrison, along with her dog Linus describes how she discovered she was going deaf, as a working professional she describes how she was unable to hear and had to seek help. Finding everyday life difficult she was put in touch with Hearing dogs for deaf people, and ended up with Linus, a blue roan cocker spaniel, one in 6 people now in the UK has defective hearing and can leave them feeling isolated. Each hearing dog after completing their training is carefully matched to a deaf person, so the dog’s personality and skills suit the lifestyle and needs of their partner.

The demand for these incredible dogs and other services are ever growing and receive no government funding so rely solely on the support of kind individuals, groups, and organisations to continue their life changing work, helping deaf people reconnect with their communities.

For more information: www.hearingdogs.org.uk


Why not come along to one of our meetings:

June 14 garden party

July 12 Floristry with Sophie

September 13 Commonwealth war graves: gardening the world with Megan Maltby.

October 11 Social evening

November 8 All tied up in knots with Helen Garth

December 13 Christmas lunch

If you require any further information, please contact Trilly on 01535788289 or email on trillyann47@gmail.com