The Old Plow at Speen brings festive cheer for Hearing Dogs

This year, The Old Plow at Speen’s Christmas Community Campaign is in aid of another local charity – Hearing Dogs for Deaf People based at The Grange, Saunderton and its aim is to deliver a Santa sack full of doggy chews to all the dogs based at Saunderton through its FACEBOOK and TWITTER page – for every like/follow of their page another highly prized chew will be added to the sack.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings.

Hearing Dogs was launched at the world famous Crufts dog show in 1982. Since then they have created over 1,800 life-changing partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs in the UK. There are currently over 850 working partnerships in the country, including 27 child partnerships. Hearing Dogs are based at The Grange Saunderton since 2002 and have their own breeding scheme and adopt puppies from breeders to train.

The Old Plow owners Olivia and Malcolm Cowan say their on-going success lies in combining their special skill in seafood and French inspired dishes with excellent service and the cosy, intimate atmosphere that a small period country house with exposed oak beams and an open fireplace creates and in the summer months there is the option to dine al fresco on the patio with the magnificent view of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

The Old Plow is proud to be involved in the local community, via fund-raising efforts for the local school, the Horse Trust, Speen Festival and the local playgroup.

Olivia and Malcolm are living their greatest ambition: “Our secret in harvesting success for 26 years lies in loving what we are doing and the position we are in within the area. We are very proud to be able to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and hoping to keep contributing to the local community, so we would like to invite everyone to LIKE/FOLLOW our Facebook and Twitter pages to add more and more doggy chews to the sack.

If anybody would like to directly donate to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People or interested in helping to raise money for the charity , please visit their website at or call 01844 348100.”