Fashionable fundraisers take to the 'dogwalk' to raise over £1,000 for Hearing Dogs charity

PUBLISHED: 12:22 08 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:22 08 April 2016

Hearing Dogs For The Deaf, fundraising fashion show, at St Marys Church Rooms, Ely, organiser Jean Lawrence, with her dog Dino,

Hearing Dogs For The Deaf, fundraising fashion show, at St Marys Church Rooms, Ely, organiser Jean Lawrence, with her dog Dino,

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Rather than hitting the catwalk, dozens of fundraisers hit the 'dogwalk' in Ely to raise over £1,000 for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

The show at St Mary’s Church on Thursday April 7 was organised by Jean Lawrence, who decided to try and raise funds to celebrate her 20th anniversary of owning a hearing dog.

Mrs Lawrence’s fundraising venture was funded by Edinburgh Mill, and invited the people of Ely to showcase their most fashionable items – and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes.

The show raised £1,200 for the charity which will be matched by Lloyd’s Bank, and Gill Yeates, from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, said it was a huge success.

She said: “The show was fabulously attended and it went really well. Everybody was happy and well fed and we raised a great amount that will go towards getting more hearing dogs for the deaf.”

The cost of a hearing dog throughout their lifetime is about £45,000 and the main breeds trained are labradors, cocker spaniels, poodles, golden retrievers and cross breeds such as Cockapoos.

For more information on the charity, visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk/.

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