The Great British Dog Walk at Belvoir Castle attracted high numbers despite the heat at the weekend as dog-lovers turned up to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in its 35th year.
Now firmly established as one of the UK’s favourite series of dog walks, 236 people and over 120 of their canine friends attended to enjoy a great day out for dog-lovers, families, couples, independent walkers and organised walking groups.
Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire community fundraising manager Lucy Ward said: “We had a fantastic day on Sunday at the stunning Belvoir Castle. Even with the extreme heat all our volunteers and walkers turned out to support us and enjoyed the day. Huge thanks to everyone involved.”
The effects of hearing loss can be devastating. The lack of independence, loss of confidence, reduced self-esteem and feelings of anxiety can lead to loneliness, isolation and often depression. Hearing Dogs transform their recipient’s lives by providing a special kind of independence and companionship.
The Great British Dog Walk at Belvoir Castle provided a fun-filled day for recipients, volunteers and supporters to join forces and help raise funds for an incredible cause, which will mean that more Hearing Dogs can be paired with those who are in desperate need to become more confident in their daily lives.
To look out for more walks in 2018 visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk/greatbritishdogwalk