Four-legged friend to help children

CHILDREN with hearing loss could benefit from a four-legged friend.

There is currently an opportunity for children from this area and across the whole of Lincolnshire to apply for a place on the Hearing Dogs for Deaf Children Project.

The are only five places available for suitable candidates, so applications need to be made as soon as possible.

The project is being run by the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and is being promoted by Market Rasen Lions.

The child must be between seven and 12 years of age, with moderate, severe or profound hearing loss.

The family must have no pet dogs.

The hearing dog would not go to school with the child, so it would stay at the family home during the day, but must not be left alone on a regular basis for more than three hours, although provision for part-time workers can be discussed.

Further information and applications can be made to the team leader Julie Shoebridge.

Contact her on 01844 348100, email or write to The Grange, Wycome Road, Saunderton, Princes Risborough, HP27 9NS.