It’s tomorrow!

The EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People) is tomorrow and it’s our 10th year. The ritual sacrifices have been made to the weather Gods and the rings and tents are now up. The signs will be going up and these include the “eye” for the BVA/KC eye testing session. If coming via the A17 and turning off onto the A52 before turning right onto the B1391 don’t panic if there aren’t any signs! There is an agricultural auction at the A17/A52 turn and they have previously taken the EFG signs down because they say it distracts people from their event.

Don’t forget your dog, your lead, lots of loose change and maybe the donation of a raffle prize (or two). Photographs will be on here next week!

Anybody willing to do their (big) bit?


I am writing to you on behalf of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The Charity is busy recruiting runners for this year’s Great North Run which takes place on Sunday 13th September and with the deadline for signing up fast approaching we still have a few spaces available. (Closing date first week of July)

We are asking community groups and businesses in this area to help us spread the word amongst your group or staff members and amongst family and friends, to help us fill our last few places.

Every year we have conversations with people after the deadline has passed who say; they really wanted to do the Great North Run, but didn’t get a place in the general ballot and weren’t sure which Charities still had spaces available.

So if you, or anybody in your group or place of work, is interested in taking part in the Great North Run this year but has not yet secured a place then please get in touch or pass on my details on to them. We really need your help to spread the word.

We can also accommodate groups who would like to run it together – so if you want to put a group together from your office colleagues, or set your group a challenge, then get in touch!

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People provide specially trained dogs to deaf people to help them with everyday sounds that hearing people take for granted. These very clever dogs provide life changing levels of independence, confidence and companionship to their deaf recipients.

If you, or someone you know, decide to sign up to the Great North Run in aid of Hearing Dogs, you will be helping to change lives too.

Thank you for your support

Yours sincerely

Gill Yeates (National Fundraising Manager)

07824 453 319 / 01844 340 683