Representatives of the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People recently met Sir Malcolm Bruce, Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon at his constituency offices in Inverurie.
HDfDP volunteers Innes Simpson, Jayne McCrone and Mhairi Pollard, with her Hearing Dog Gabby, spoke to Sir Malcolm about the charities’ fund raising activities in the North-east and their aim of raising the public’s awareness of Deafness and Hearing Loss as a disability.
Sir Malcolm, who has campaigned on deaf issues for many years, showed great interest and was able to offer advice on how the Charities local profile could be raised.
The NE Scotland Branch is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with fund raising activities and events. If you are interested, please contact Innes Simpson on (01467) 670265.
Hearing Dogs for deaf People was established in 1982. Its mission is to offer a life changing level of independence, confidence and companionship to deaf people by providing dogs trained to alert recipients to important everyday sounds and danger signals.
Almost 10 million people in the UK are deaf or have a hearing loss. This is approximately 1 in 6 of the population. As our population ages, this number is set to grow, and by 2031 there will be more than 14.5 million people with an hearing loss in the UK