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All set for helping Hounds for Heroes at dfs Crufts

Kay Reid presents British Gordon Setter Club cheque to Hounds for HeroesThe charity, Hounds for Heroes, has received a helping hand from the British Gordon Setter Club at dfs Crufts.

Dedicated to providing specially trained assistance dogs for injured and disabled men and women of the UK armed forces and UK emergency services, the charity is on a mission to raise £100,000 for its Puppies on Parade Appeal.  This fundraising mission has been given a boost thanks to the British Gordon Setter Club, which raised £300 through its 100 club.

Kay Reid, Secretary of the British Gordon Setter Club, said: “Each year we choose a different charity to support and our charity for 2011 is Hounds for Heroes.

“We chose the charity as they help all service men and women, from our armed forces through to the emergency services.  These men and women put their lives on the line for us everyday and through the line of duty some end up with life changing injuries.  The difference that a specially trained assistance dog can make to their lives is incredible.”

The purpose of the Puppies on Parade Appeal is to raise funds to pay for five puppies to be trained as assistance dogs, and looked after for five years.  At present, the charity does not have any assistance dogs and hopes that the first five dogs will begin their training next summer.  The stand at dfs Crufts is proving to be a great way of raising the charity’s profile and the invaluable work of assistance dogs.


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3/10/2011