EVERY day last week, 19-year-old Trinity Rogers could be seen pacing up and down her street on Grange Road, Sale, with her best pal, show cocker spaniel, Alvin, her hearing dog.

In five days, the pair walked the equivalent of 28 miles in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Alvin joined her in October last year because Trinity was born with progressive hearing loss, having two cochlear implants when she was eleven.

She said: “Alvin has developed the habit of telling me when tea is nearly ready. He hadn’t been taught this and I think it is really cute.

“He has given me independence and confidence. I’ve been feeling so much safer since I got him”

Once, he saved Trinity’s life.

“One day, he changed his body language to tell me that a car was reversing. I couldn’t see the car because tall plants were blocking my view. Without him things could have been much worse!”

Probably the best thing her dog has done is to help her friends at Eccles college understand her deafness.

“I couldn’t imagine life without him,” she said. “Since he’s been with me I’ve been feeling safe knowing he will alert me if anything happens.”

It was her dad, Richard who hit on the fundraising idea.

When he suggested 100 laps of Grange Road, Trinity didn’t realise it was the equivalent of a marathon!

“The walk has definitely made me feel fitter.”

Trinity has always loved animals and since leaving Blessed Thomas Holford school in Altrincham, she has been studying equine management at Eccles College.

In September, she and Alvin will attend Myerscough University Centre near Preston to study a B.Sc in Equine Science.

She said: “I don’t think I could imagine going to University without my dog because I wouldn’t feel safe.”

Trinity is looking forward to her new challenge but thinks the science part will be tough. “Hopefully, eventually, I will work with horses.” she said.

She wanted to stress that deaf people can do anything. saying that her parents were once told she would never be capable of a career.

“Here I am planning to go to university. You just have to work harder than everyone else and look daft most of the time. You will achieve your goals eventually. Don’t give up.”

Her mum, Raychel, said: “We couldn’t be prouder of Trinity. Our concern was always for her safety and independence. Alvin’s arrival has lifted a weight off our shoulders and we are excited about Trinity’s future.”

To date Trinity has raised £791 for her charity. To add to that amount, contact justgiving.com/fundraising/trinity-rose.