Mark Granger, Director of Operations at Pavers and committee member of the Pavers Foundation with Dorothy Scott and her beautiful assistance dog, Vixen! Mark visited Dogs for Good HQ to handover the donation and meet Dorothy, who benefits from the incredible work of the charity.
We’ve donated £2,500 to Dogs for Good, an innovative charity exploring the ways in which dogs can help people overcome specific challenges, enrich lives and improve communities.
The donation came following our employee vote to decide our next Charity of the Year! Employees across Pavers, Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes came together to vote between four fantastic charities, Antibiotic Research UK, Dogs for Good, Mind and Parkinson’s UK.
With Mind receiving the majority of votes, we recently announced the cause as the winner, and as such, they received a significant donation from the Pavers Foundation. However, the fantastic work of the three runner-up charities did not go unnoticed, each cause including Dogs for Good, has received a donation of £2,500.
Dogs for Good offers three main services, including Assistance Dogs that support adults and children with a range of disabilities, providing practical support and enabling greater independence. The charity also offers Community Dogs, that help to support children in Special Educational Needs schools, older people in homes and adults with autism. Lastly, Dogs for Good’s Family Dog Service Team run workshops giving advice and support to children with autism and their families, enabling them to get the most out of their relationship with their pet.
The £2,500 donation from the Pavers Foundation will help to support one of the Dogs for Good’s special puppies, through its vital first year of training, just like Vixen below!
“Dogs for Good relies entirely on donations to continue its work and we’re hugely grateful to Pavers’ employees for nominating us and to the Pavers Foundation for supporting us with this fabulous donation.”Cathryn Simpson, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Dogs for Good
To find out more about Dogs for Good please visit www.dogsforgood.org.