Monday, October 26, 2009

Paws for Coffee morning raises £260 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as Barney says farewell

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A PAWS for Coffee morning raised £260 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and gave people a chance to say goodbye to canine celebrity Barney.

John and Deborah Maloney of Chatteris have been acting as volunteer puppy socialisers to Barney a 10-month-old Shih Tzu. Barney who is now off to start his advanced sound work training at the charity's headquarters in Buckinghamshire.

During his time in Chatteris Barney has become quite a celebrity at fundraising events, attending talks at local schools and visiting shops in the town.

Mr and Mrs Maloney organised the coffee morning at Chatteris Library and were delighted at the support.

"It was a real team effort with the regional fundraiser Gill Yeates coming along. It not only raised awareness of the charity but gave people a chance to say goodbye to Barney.

"We would like to thank everyone who came along and to the local businesses that gave raffle prizes."

Hearing dogs can change lives by alerting their owners to sounds others take for granted, providing greater independence, confidence and security.