Dog owners to take the lead in charity walk

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Hundreds of dog owners are expected to walk for miles around the grounds of Waddesdon Manor later this month in support of a guide dog charity.

The walk is being held by the national assistance dog charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and will be its ninth in a row.

Organisers have arranged two route options, either 5km or 3km, making it accessible for families, single walkers, organised walking groups and those who simply want to meet lots of dogs.

The walk also features fun additional activities, such as a cake sale with homemade cakes provided by volunteers. A free dog bandana is included with every adult ticket.

The charity say they have matched thousands of their dogs with deaf people since it was launched at Crufts in 1982.  They currently have over 1,100 working hearing dog partnerships across the UK.

It costs around £40,000 to fully train and support a hearing dog for the duration of its life and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People receives no government funding so walkers will be helping to create more life-changing partnerships. Working hearing dogs and puppies-in-training will be available to meet on the day.

The walk is sponsored by Specsavers Audiologists and will be held on April 28. Tickets are £12 in advance or £15 on the day.

The venue: Waddesdon Manor

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