Lions get to meet hearing dog Merlin

Grantham Lions Club president Keith Dowsett with Merlin and Denise Taylor, of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, based in South Witham.
Grantham Lions Club president Keith Dowsett with Merlin and Denise Taylor, of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, based in South Witham.

A HEARING dog was a very special guest at a meeting of the Grantham Lions Club last Thursday.

Canine Merlin was introduced to the Lions by Denise Taylor, from South Witham-based charity Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

She told the group how the charity hopes to raise £30,000 for three new dogs, with the total raised currently standing at just over £23,700.

It is hoped that the dogs will go to young children, and will be able to alert them to emergencies and a doorbell ringing, plus act as a message carrier. The Lions have pledged to donate the proceeds of their annual charity concert next month.

President Keith Dowsett said: “We are proud to support such a good cause.”