More than 200 people are expected at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's Great British Dog Walk.
South Wales is set to go barking mad for the Margam Park Great British Dog Walk 2017!
It's back and it's bigger and better than ever before!... Port Talbot is set to go barking mad for this year's Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's Great British Dog Walk at Margam Park on 9th April at 10am.
Around 250 adults and over 25 dogs of all shapes and sizes are expected to take part in this year's event at Margam Park. There will be a 3km and 8km route making it an ideal event for dog-lovers, families with or without buggies, couples, independent walkers and organised walking groups.
South Wales & South West Community Fundraising Manager, Lauren Maher, says:" This walk will be a fabulous opportunity for all dog lovers to come together at a beautiful venue and go on a huge walk together. It will be a great chance for the general public to learn what our charity does and meet some of our life changing dogs in the process!".
The Margam Park Great British Dog Walk is one of 20 fun-filled walks taking place around the UK to help ensure more hearing dogs can be trained to bring life-transforming benefits to deaf children and adults, like Ian Cross, from Pontypool, who has been deaf since birth is now enjoying life so much more with his hearing dog Buddy.
Ian Cross says: "Having a Hearing Dog has given me a greater independence from family and I don't miss any important sounds, as Buddy will alert me to the sounds he has been trained for. Also having a Hearing Dog, will alert people to my invisible disability."
Refreshments and entertainment will be on offer and participants can also bring a picnic to enjoy after the walk.
There is a free special limited-edition Great British Dog Walk doggie bandana and opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Forest Holidays getaway with every event booking.
To sign-up to your nearest Great British Dog Walk and for more information visit greatbritishdogwalk.org