A lovely lady called Sandy emailed me to say that she is a Teacher of the Deaf working for Cambridgeshire County Council and a volunteer with the local Cambridge Branch of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. One of her pupils is the first child in Cambridgeshire to receive a hearing dog as part of a pilot scheme and they are hoping to raise money and sponsor more puppies and also need puppy socialisers in the area. So.... I thought that Big Walkies would help by promoting such a great event for such an amazing charity:
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Can we tempt you to a jog or stroll in the park?
The Cambridge Branch of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is organising a sponsored jog at 10.00am led by Duncan the hearing dog (advanced entries only) or a stroll from 11.00am until approximately 3.00 pm in Milton Country Park CB24 6AZ on Sunday 5th June 2011. (All day parking £2)
We'd like to encourage people from Cambridge and the surrounding villages to come along with their dogs and families and enjoy a walk, whilst raising much-needed funds for this very worthwhile cause. We will present medals to those who complete the course and there will be a treat for dogs at the finish point.
On the day there will be a giant tombola, Hearing Dogs merchandise, puppies in training, working partnerships and much more. There is an excellent café where, after your walk, you can sit back and enjoy some refreshments or alternatively stock up at the café before you start so that you can enjoy a picnic en route. There are plenty of seats along the way so that you can stop and enjoy the scenery and all that the park has to offer.
The two routes - of 2 miles and approximately 5 miles - will be well marked, and maps will be available. The majority of the route is very amenable to wheelchairs and pushchairs, and is generally flat. Dogs and accompanied children will be very welcome.
Cost per participant is just £2.00 but we hope that many walkers will obtain sponsorship to increase the amount raised for the charity.
For further details and entry/sponsorship forms please email Debora Carter at email@example.com or phone 01954 211707