Charity welcomes Yorkshire dignitaries

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Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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East Yorkshire dignitaries have met with staff and service users of a charity that helps deaf people live independent, fulfilling lives through the assistance of hearing dogs.

The High Sheriff of East Riding of Yorkshire set up the meeting at the Beatrice Wright Centre in Bielby, which is the northern training headquarters of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

A host of town mayors and their deputies were among those in attendance, as well as the Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire and the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Rachel Hassey is community fundraising manager at the charity, which provides deaf people with dogs that help them become more independent and confident.

She says she is thrilled that so many local dignitaries turned out and is confident that they will continue to engage with the charity in the future.

As well as assisting with practical things like alerting their owners to household sounds and possible danger, the dogs also provide a level of companionship, which helps to relieve some of the potential symptoms of deafness like isolation, loneliness and depression.

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Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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