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                                                                                                                                                                         Eva has been Kim Nowak’s hearing dog since November 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                         Like the majority of dogs trained by the Charity, Eva is a rescue
     About our work                                                                                                                                                      dog. She was found as a tiny puppy being teased, kicked and
                                                                                                                                                                         tormented by children in a park in Selby. Hearing Dogs socialised

     Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has been training dogs to assist people who
                                                                                                                                                                         her and helped her overcome her traumatic start. Now she has
                                                                                                                                                                         blossomed into a gentle, devoted, reliable hearing dog. Kim says:     Capital Appeal
     are severely or profoundly deaf since 1982. About 75% of our dogs are
     selected from rescue centres or are unwanted pets. We receive no                                                                                                    “Eva is so very affectionate and amusing. I am moved to tears
     Government funding and rely solely on the generosity of individuals and                                                                                             when I think of her past and the cruelty inflicted on her at such a
     organisations to support our work.                                                                                                                                  young age. I marvel at how she learned to trust people again.
                                                                                                                                                                         She has come back from such terrible suffering to spread joy to
                                                                                                                                                                         others, and to help me. I feel very privileged to be Eva’s partner,
     Since our foundation, we have placed more than 1,250 dogs with                                                                                                      and grateful that she had the confidence to trust me to help her                                                                                                                   One way traffic
     recipients. Our current facilities enable us to train 150 dogs each year. We                                                                                        overcome all her fears.”                                                                                                                                                           gravel road surface
     want to reduce the waiting period for a hearing dog to less than 12
     months by increasing the number of dogs placed each year.                                                                 Ian Joyce has been deaf since birth. He has had hearing dog                                                                                                                             Office                     Office
                                                                                                                               Hettie since June 2005. Hettie was donated to Hearing Dogs by a                                                                         Parki
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     increase the confidence of our deaf recipients, and the companionship
     offered by a hearing dog can enable them to achieve greater                                                               “Before I had Hettie I had stopped caring about life as I didn’t                                                                                                         Archway
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     independence and social involvement.                                                                                      think I was able to take a part in the hearing or deaf world. Now
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                                                                                                                               “She has given me companionship, independence, peace of mind,                                                                                                                                 Room
     lifestyle and personality. Both recipient and dog have intensive training at                                              trust and removed my fears. She has given me back the most                                                                                                                         Bedroom




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     one of our facilities, with the final stage taking place in the deaf person’s                                             precious thing we have ... life: no-one can ever take that away
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     This Appeal will allow us to implement an essential project to expand our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bedroom




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     work to serve deaf recipients and their families in the north of England.                                                                                           Lynne Swarbrick from Lancashire became profoundly deaf in
                                                                                                                                                                         2001 after an operation to remove a tumour. Hearing dog Luke




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                                                                                                                                                                         was also trained in Selby, and placed with Lynne in December 2004.




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                                                                                                                                                                         “It was a tremendous shock to be in this silent world. It felt like
For further information or to make a donation, please contact:                                                                                                           there was a black cloud hanging over me. When Luke arrived,                                                                   13
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                                                                                                                                                                         the cloud changed into a beautiful golden light. He’s opened up
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The Appeal Office                                                                                                                                                        my silent world, and given me the strength to carry on. He is my                                                                              16
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People                                                                                                                                             best friend, my ears, my guide and my hero. He has changed my                                                                                          17
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Charity Patron:  HRH The Princess Royal
                                                                                                                               “I understand that Molly was an unwanted present: now I have
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                                                                                                                               her and I want her. Before I had her I was just another person in
                                                                                                                               the crowd, but now everyone knows Molly and me. Molly is not
                                                                                                                               only my hearing dog she is my companion. She has changed my
Appeal Champions:                                                                                                              life so much.”
Sir Peter Baldwin KCB, Brian Blessed, Anthony Blunt MBE, Patrick Chase FCA , Ray Collier ACIB, Dr Bruce Fogle MBE DVM MRCVS,
Dr Hilary Harris, Prof Rodney Harris CBE, Anthony Hilbery BVetMed MRCVS, Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns GCB CBE LVO,
Lt Col Sir John Johnston GCVO MC, Emma Milne BVSc MRCVS, Alan Titchmarsh MBE
                                                                           The importance of the new                                                                                                                                                                    The development
                                                                           Northern Training Centre                                                                                                                                                                     programme
                                                                           The new Northern Training Centre is required                                           In                                                                                                    The target for our Northern Training Centre
                                                                           to meet the needs of recipients in the north                                                                                                                                                 Appeal is £2.5 million, of which £500,000
                                                                           of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland as                                                                                                                                                 has already been secured and used to
                                                                           our current centre is working at full capacity                                                                                                                                               purchase the land, prepare initial surveys and




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                                                                           This new and enlarged training centre in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tree belt                                            ●   Fundraising costs                 £0.1m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to provide accommodation for
                                                                           Yorkshire is urgently needed so we can create
                                                                           new hearing dog partnerships as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      recipients and for offices        ●   Appeal Total                      £2.5m
                                                                           support the many existing ones in the area.                                                                                                          (see plan on front cover for details)
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dog to assist them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The building work will be completed as soon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        funds are available. The development will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        completed in four phases:
I have seen at first hand what a fantastic difference a hearing dog
makes to the life of a deaf person. However, the waiting list for a
trained dog has grown unacceptably long (up to 24 months) and                                                                                                                                                                                                               PHASE ONE - COMPLETED
                                                                             An existing dutch barn will be converted
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People needs to expand their operations and
                                                                             into four purpose-built training houses, a                                                                            Gate                                                                     Purchase of the land and
facilities so they can meet this demand.                                     puppy training hall and an office.                                                                                                                                                             securing planning




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The success of this project will allow us to transform the lives of many
more deaf people who live in the north of England.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PHASE THREE
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                                                                             Proposed interior of training kennels –
                                                                             based on award-winning innovative                                                                                                                                                              Conversion and building
                                                                             design developed for our headquarters                                                                                                                                                          works
                                                                             in Buckinghamshire.

              John Lyles CVO CBE JP
              Chairman of the Appeal Committee




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