Wanderers stars Sam Wood and Steven Craig have chosen to support local charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in Buckinghamshire.The footballers paid a visit to the charity’s training centre of excellence in Saunderton, where they were given a demonstration to show how hearing dogs alert deaf people to sounds like the fire alarm, doorbell and alarm clock.
Midfielder Sam Wood has started volunteering at the charity by walking trainee hearing dogs, and has also sponsored an 8 week old Cocker Spaniel called Rose.
Steven Craig has also pledged a monthly donation to sponsor Rose, as both players are huge dog lovers and have dogs of their own.
Sam says: “It means a lot to me to be sponsoring Rose and to volunteer at Hearing Dog For Deaf People in my spare time. I first found out about the charity when I sat next to one of the puppies on a train and was amazed by how intelligent, obedient and supportive they are to deaf people who need their help.
“It prompted me to visit the charity in Saunderton and it was great to see the fantastic work they do to train the dogs, so they can provide company and security to people who cannot hear.
“Hopefully lots of Wycombe Wanderers fans can support the charity in the same way by pledging a few pounds each month to sponsor a dog. Sponsoring a puppy like Rose is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and will help the charity to continue to change deaf people’s lives for the better.”
The public can sponsor Valentine’s Day puppies Rose and her brother Romeo from just £3 a month and each welcome pack includes a certificate, gorgeous photos, and other exciting gifts. Each hearing dog puppy goes through 18 months of training and will go on to transform a deaf person’s life by offering life-changing independence, confidence and companionship.
To find out more about sponsoring a puppy or volunteering at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk or call 01844 348100.