February 2011 Don Sharpe and Mitchell, from Sutton in Ashton, Nottinghamshire, have been chosen as the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Partnership of the Month for February 2011. http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/news/awards/Previous+Partnerships+of+the+Month/february-2011#
Mission statement: To offer greater independence, confidence and companionship to deaf people by providing dogs trained to alert them to chosen everyday sounds. Nearly nine million of the UK population experience some degree of hearing loss. That's one person in every seven. Over half a million are severely or profoundly deaf. We want to help as many of these people as possible by creating life-changing partnerships between deaf people and specially trained hearing dogs.