BBC journalist Naga's golf day raises £24k for deaf

Naga Munchetty

Naga Munchetty

First published in News

MORE than £24,000 was raised by golfers at The Oxfordshire Golf Club near Thame to train and provide hearing dogs for the deaf.

The golf day, held earlier this month, saw BBC journalist Naga Munchetty help raise money for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Ms Munchetty said: “I’m very conscious of hearing loss since I spend so much time wearing an earpiece.

“I was delighted to be asked to support the charity golf day and completely fell in love with a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel who helped me tee off.

“Hearing dogs are trained to respond to important sounds and danger signals, and each dog helps to alleviate some of the isolation and loneliness that deafness so often brings.

“I hope that this event will raise funds to help Hearing Dogs train more clever little puppies to change the lives of deaf people across the UK.”

Club captain Rob Daniels said: “My wife and I have been volunteers for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People for many years and have seen the huge difference that these highly trained dogs make to their deaf recipients and I know the funds raised today will be put to good use by the charity.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved for making this day so successful.”

Top News
Our top stories:

Cyclists warned: Don't be dimwits

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

BIKE safety campaigners have warned that cyclists are risking their lives, after an Oxford Mail survey found more than half of them were riding without lights.

Football match in Banbury stopped after bottle was thrown towards the referee

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:18pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A FOOTBALL match was abandoned this afternoon after a bottle was thrown onto the pitch.

Extra hour tonight! Celebrate with top bands at unique Oxford gig

Oxford Mail:

1:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

With an extra hour to enjoy - or recover with - tonight is the perfect night to celebrate one of Oxford's biggest nights of music

FOOTBALL: Rose wants to keep Oxford United climbing

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

Danny Rose is targeting a move into mid-table today as Oxford United visit Carlisle United in search of a third win in eight days.

Shhh... silent film is a reel hit with movie buffs

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

FILM buffs were given a taste of how movies used to be watched as they turned out for a silent screening in Witney.

Update: Oxford University student Isobel Priest is found safe and well

Oxford Mail:

8:49am Saturday 25th October 2014

Police have said the 21-year-old Oxford University student who was reported missing has been found safe and well.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree