Lions Club members have been collecting used postage stamps to help Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and they recently delivered them to the charity’s headquarters.
Roger and Jayne Handcock from Wellingborough & District Lions Club took a trip to the HQ at Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire.
The car was loaded with sacks of used postage stamps – the boot full, the back seats full and some on the floor by the front passenger seat, all collected by Lions throughout the district to raise funds for this very worthy charity.
Roger has now received notification that the amount raised for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People during 2013/2014 amounted to £9,620. Their fundraising database co-ordinator said: “Thank you very much for your contribution to the collection of stamps. This is a fantastic amount which makes a huge donation to our funds.”
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains hearing dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals, providing independence, confidence and companionship. The training of a hearing dog takes around 18 months and includes puppy socialisation with one of the vital volunteers, followed by soundwork training.