HRH meets Hearing Dogs for Deaf People volunteers, supporters and recipients
HRH’s visit also brings to an end Hearing Dogs Week 2012 – our awareness-raising week – where we celebrate the 1,600 life-changing partnerships we have created between hearing dogs and deaf people right across the UK since 1982.
It was a double celebration as we also marked 20 years of patronage of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People by The Princess Royal.
HRH also officially opened a new puppy reception and planted a tree commemorating 30 years of our life-changing work.
Chief Executive Michele Jennings said: "This year is a particularly special one for our charity. Not only are we celebrating 30 years of changing lives, but we are also giving thanks to our patron – Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal – who has given us 20 years of wonderful support promoting our life-changing work and has a continued personal interest in the tales our recipients have to tell.
"Over the past 30 years, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has given those with a hearing loss greater independence, confidence and companionship. We remain non-government funded so rely on the generous support of the public and hope that Her Royal Highness’ visit will further raise the profile of our incredible work."
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HRH officially opens the Charity's new puppy reception with chairman Faith Clark (left)
and chief executive Michele Jennings (right)
HRH The Princess Royal at The Grange
HRH plants a tree marking her 20 years as patron for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Hearing dog recipient Poppy Nicholson presents flowers to HRH The Princess Royal
HRH says goodbye to staff alongside charity chairman Faith Clark
HRH says farewell to charity staff through a 'guard of honour'