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Last year I had to defer my London Marathon place but now I have my place secured for 2020! To help with my training I am taking part in the Great North Run and Athens authentic marathon - Marathon to Athens!
I am running for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, a charity that is very close to my heart and has been for the past 24 years since I was lucky enough to have my first hearing dog, Bruno.
Each hearing dog brings so much more to their recipient than alerting them to sounds. My four dogs have each brought me confidence, independence and the ability to lead a “normal” life, and each with their own individual personality.
Being deaf or hard of hearing in an invisible disability and running the London Marathon will allow me to raise some money for the charity to help with training these wonderful and much needed dogs. I am also hoping to raise awareness that being deaf can be a life limiting condition but hearing dogs can and do help deaf people overcome some of the challenges that deafness brings
Thank you for reading my story and any amount of money that you are able to donate to the charity will go towards training and providing people like me with a life changing hearing dog.
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