84th Reading Beavers have been busy fundraising for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. The 24 boys who meet on Fridays at Radstock Hall in Earley organised a bring and buy sale before Easter. Toys, books and cakes were sold to parents and each other and the amazing amount of £85 was collected.
The Beavers learnt about sign language in the Spring term and enjoyed learning to sign songs, exchange signed greetings and play games to think about the challenges faced by deaf people.
In May two volunteers from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Sally and Catherine – visited the Beaver colony to be presented with a cheque. The Beavers enjoyed meeting the three hearing dogs Daphne, Orla and Crumble and learnt about their training and all that the dogs do to change the lives of deaf people.
Sally Botwright said ” Hearing Dogs receive no government funding so every penny donated is gratefully received and we thank the Beavers very much and can assure them their money will be put to good use. If any other local groups/club would like a talk about Hearing Dogs please contact me on 01753 551814.”
Alison Swaddle , an adult helper at Beavers, said ” The Beavers worked hard and enjoyed raising the money and found the activities very interesting. They are working towards being awarded all their challenge badges to win the Chief Scout Bronze Award. They loved meeting the hearing dogs! ”
2 photos show Sally and Catherine and the hearing dogs receiving cheque from the 84th Reading Beavers
For more information contact:
Alison Swaddle Group Executive Chairman 07792 104221