Thank you to Janet West for giving up her morning to come and tell the children all about Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Janet herself became deaf during her teenage years and now depends upon a combination of lip reading, sign language and her beautiful little dog ‘Echo’. The children learnt so much about living with a disability and they thoroughly enjoyed seeing how responsive Echo was to Janet’s commands. Janet explained that the demand for Dogs for the Deaf is so great that sadly many deaf people have to wait for over five years to get a dog to help them live safely. It costs £46 thousand to fully train a dog for this role. We plan to do some fundraising for this worthy cause in the future.
We have one very kind little girl in our school who has already donated all the pennies from her money box to Dogs for the Deaf, well done Daisy-Rai Atkin.