he Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity to release book

From left to right, Denise Taylor, Judy Sewell with Tiggy the dog and John Taylor. EMN-141117-141732001
From left to right, Denise Taylor, Judy Sewell with Tiggy the dog and John Taylor. EMN-141117-141732001

The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity will have a special book launch and sale at the Stamford Cards for Good Causes outlet this weekend.

Doctor St Bernard, Eight Puppies and a Bisheybarneybee was written by Flying Officer James Douglas Hudson, a Second World War Bomber Command veteran.

While he was a prisoner of war he made up bed time stories that he could one day tell his children and grandchildren which centred around the St Bernard dog.

Mr Douglas, from Lincoln, who died in 2012, aged 97, bequeathed the books to the Hearing Dogs for Deaf Children.

The book will be launched at the South Witham charity’s Christmas sale in St John’s Church, which will include a range of gifts such as dog treats, with all proceeds going to help train dogs for deaf children.

Denise Taylor, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People fundraiser said: “ We are incredibly grateful to Douglas and his family for this most wonderful gift to help deaf children. The books are a great stocking filler and cost only £5 each.”

The charity’s stall will be at St John’s today and tomorrow only from 10am to 4pm. The book can also be purchased by calling Denise Taylor on 01572 767515.

l The charity received a welcome boost with a donation from Stamford Dog Show and Family Fun Day.

The event, organised by Barn Hill Methodist Church, took place in September and featured two rings for pedigree and open classes.

Visitors got to meet creatures great and small, from alpacas to lizards and everything in between.

The show raised £540 and mayor of Stamford Clem Walden was happy to present the cheque to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People on Wednesday last week.

Coun Walden said it was good to meet the people and animals behind the charity, adding: “What an excellent cause.”