Dog walkers enjoy spring stroll around Ickworth park in aid of hearing charity

The Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, held at Ickworth Park
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The Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, held at Ickworth Park Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Dog lovers and their four-legged friends turned out in force to raise money for a national charity.

Dozens for dogs and their owners took part in the Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for

Dozens for dogs and their owners took part in the Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Hundreds took part in a charity walk around the parkland and countryside at Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

One of 20 similar walks across the UK, the event at the National Trust property on Sunday also raised awareness of the organisation which trains dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds such as smoke alarms, doorbells and telephones. The trained dogs change lives by providing confidence, companionship and independence to people who are living with deafness.

The Ickworth event was one of a series of walks in picturesque locations across the country between March and June, and was part of the ‘Great British Dog Walk’ initiative.

As well as raising money, the annual strolls help to spread the word about the work of the charity.

The Great British Dog Walk around Ickworth Park
Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Great British Dog Walk around Ickworth Park Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Two canine participants in the Great British Dog Walk held at Ickworth Park near Bury St Edmunds
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Two canine participants in the Great British Dog Walk held at Ickworth Park near Bury St Edmunds Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant