Published 16 May 2016

Buckinghamshire-based charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People hosted their Royal Patron, The Princess Royal, for an afternoon of puppy-training demonstrations and to meet people who have had their lives transformed through the charity’s work.

Buckinghamshire-based charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People hosted The Princess Royal for an afternoon of puppy-training demonstrations

The purpose of the afternoon was for the charity’s Royal Patron, The Princess Royal, to launch a capital appeal to fund the charity’s new Welcome Centre.

The new centre, which has been granted planning permission, has been designed specifically with the needs of deaf children and adults in mind, but also as a welcoming place for dog lovers and local residents and visitors to enjoy a meal with friends, a safe walk in the beautiful grounds, and to learn about the charity at the same time.

We were thrilled to welcome The Princess Royal to our Buckinghamshire Training Centre, where she saw some of our delightful Hearing Dog puppies in training, and met several deaf people whose lives have been transformed by the charity

Michele Jennings, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Speaking at the event, Chief Executive of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Michele Jennings said: "This new centre has been designed to meet the needs of deaf and disabled people and to be particularly welcoming to dog lovers and the local communities, all within a building that will be sympathetic to the beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we are so fortunate to be based in."

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a Buckinghamshire-based Charity that trains clever dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds such as the doorbell, telephone and fire alarm. The Charity is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017 and has already trained over 2,240 accredited Hearing Dogs to transform the lives of deaf children and adults across the UK.

For more information on the appeal, please e-mail [email protected]