The Dogs for Good charity (formerly Dogs for the Disabled) is celebrating 30 years of providing help for disabled people by matching up specially trained dogs with particular disabilities. The assistance dogs support adults and children with a range of disabilities, giving them more independence, confidence and a best friend.
St John’s Lodge No 2811 has donated over £2000, with some added gift aid, to be able to sponsor a puppy to be trained as an assistance dog. The Lodge will receive progress reports throughout the training period.
Pictured presenting the cheque are the Worshipful Master of St John’s Lodge, Martin Hallgarth, the Lodge’s Charity Steward, Paul Skinner and Mr Dave Rounsley who will act as initial “Fosterer”, and on the far right the Dogs for Good Regional Fundraiser, Ms Tina Williams. Seated is Mrs Beryl Rounsley who will also be initial “Fosterer” with “Yazz” the puppy who will be sponsored.
Tina Williams, Dogs for Good Regional Fundraiser in acknowledging the donation says:
“This wonderful donation will enable us to make a difference to more people who will benefit from the practical support, love and companionship of a trained assistance or community dog. This year is a special year for Dogs for Good, as we celebrate 30 years of making life changing differences to people with disabilities. Being able to continue for many years to come, ultimately comes down to our wonderful supporters like yourselves, so thank you again for all that you have done for us.”
The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association has also supported Dogs for Good for several years, and has only last month handed a £2000 grant to the charity.