DOGS and their walkers had a fun day out while helping to change the lives of deaf people.

The Great British Dog Walk, run by the Hearing Dogs For Deaf People charity and supported by Specsavers Audiologists, took place at Stanmer Park, Brighton, on Sunday.

More than 200 dog lovers and their hounds turned up for the sponsored event.

The money will help train more dogs to assist deaf people.

It costs about £40,000 to fully train and support a hearing dog for the duration of its life.

Rachel Annetts, of Hearing Dogs, said: “Every walker will directly help us to train more dogs to change the lives of deaf people. There was such a great community feel, with everyone coming together to walk for a good cause.”