The charity'Hearing Dogs For Deaf People' are organising sponsored dog walks in aid of their essential service.
The charity trains dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds that they would otherwise miss – sounds that many people take for granted like doorbells, alarm clock and even fire alarms. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people's lives, and can even save them.
The picture shows Ozzie, a magnificent black lab who helps Barbara Wilson's brother, Steve. Ozzie has made a massive difference to Steve's life and this is just one personal example of the great value of such highly trained canine pal.
Now, if you feel able to raise funds for such good cause, you can do so by taking part in the Virtual Great British Dog Walk. All you have to do is click here to find out how to join in. You don't have to have a dog to take along in order to help.
It could make all the difference to a deaf person's life.