Hearing Dogs for Deaf People wants people to pick up their running shoes to help raise vital funds.
Now is the time to apply for a place in this year’s Great North Run in Newcastle on Sunday, September 11.
To help you get fit again after the festive period, Hearing Dogs is offering a number of exclusive Gold Bond places for the world’s most popular half marathon.
The Great North Run is the largest half marathons in the world attracting thousands of runners from over forty different countries, so places are limited and demand is high.
As well as a Gold Bond place, Hearing Dogs offer high level support from the moment you sign up to the day you cross the finishing line and beyond.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is urging people to apply for a place now, as Lucy Ward, Community Fundraising Manager for North East said: “I have been involved in the Great North Run for a number of years and it is a really inspiring event.
“I am always overwhelmed by all those people running for causes close to their hearts and the fantastic atmosphere.
“We have a limited number of places for this year so the sooner you apply the better.”
Highly-trained hearing dogs alert deaf people to important sounds like the telephone, smoke alarm and door bell, while also providing confidence and companionship, which can relieve the stress and isolation deafness can bring.
To secure your place in the Great North Run 2016 and for more information about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People please contact your local community fundraising manager Lisa Bishop on 07769 901305 or firstname.lastname@example.org