Linda Thelwell and Liz Kopp recently arrived in Bielby, the finishing line of a two day cycling event aimed at raising funds for the Hearing Dogs charity in Buckinghamshire.
Headquartered in Buckinghamshire, The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a charity dedicated to providing deaf people with dogs that are trained to alert them to certain daily sounds. The charity receives no funding from government but instead depends on the generosity of well wishers among members of the public, trusts and businesses.
Determined to succeed, Linda and Kopp cycled through a total distance of 200 miles between the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf Training centre at Buckinghamshire and the East Yorkshire centre.
Their determination saw them arrive at the finishing line, happy to have successfully engaged in a worthy cause. Liz said she had met several people with hearing dogs as well as those desperately seeking to own one, since she started working as a lip reading teacher. She said she has seen first hand the kind of difference the Hearing Dogs make in the lives of the deaf and this is what motivated them to take the challenge and raise funds for the Buckinghamshire charity.