Throughout 2018 Wosskow Brown have been raising money for Support Dogs as our chosen charity, working to raise funds and awareness of the brilliant services they provide.
Support Dogs work to increase the independency and improve the quality of life for people who struggle with a variety of medical conditions. The charity specialises in providing the services of Autism Assistance Dogs, Seizure Alert Dogs, and Disability Assistance Dogs.
The Support Dogs charity not only works in the best interest of those in need of these services, but also for those of the dogs they work with, improving their quality of life. Many dogs have been rehomed and rescued from council pounds and rescue centres; providing a second chance of a loving home and place to belong.
All the services and great work provided by Support Dogs is provided completely free of charge to those in need, and Support Dogs receive no government funding. The charity relies solely on voluntary donations, which we at Wosskow Brown were happy to help with.
A total of £1,200 was raised across our offices through a variety of fund raising activities, including a festive dress down month in December; seeing a Christmas jumper take over.
Lisa Overton-Locking, not only a key member of our Personal Injury team but a keen fund-raiser for local charities, said: “It was very rewarding getting to meet Support Dogs and hand our cheque over to them, it makes you appreciate all the hard work they put into working with these dogs and helping in the community”
“It’s lovely that the dogs are able to come into our offices to visit, and it also helps the dogs with their training, a very worthy cause for our charity fundraising monies to go to.”
It’s clear to us that Support Dogs do great work for the community, but they are in need of funds in order to continue and improve these services. If you would like to help, there are a variety of ways to get involved and do your part; from making donations and shaking buckets to becoming a volunteer across a range of departments. You can find out more, and we encourage you to do so, on their website – https://www.supportdogs.org.uk/