The Kennel Club, congratulated Mr Peter Mann, Chairman of Crufts and the Charitable Trust Appeal, for his great effort in ensuring that £1,000,000 has been raised within two years for the Charitable Trust. The Kennel Club would also like to thank everyone who gave so generously to ensure that his target was met.
The money that has been obtained will directly benefit dogs through charitable donations and research grants. With a recently established health Foundation Fund, the money will also greatly assist researchers in the development of DNA tests for inherited diseases in specific breeds.
Said Dr Jeff Sampson, The Kennel Club Canine Genetics Co-ordinator, When you think that it took eleven years to raise the initial million pounds when the Trust was launched in 1989 this is really a remarkable achievement. I am sure that everyone who know Peter would wish to join the Kennel Club in congratulating him for providing this huge benefit to the canine world and disbursements can now be made for the good of mans best friends.
If you would like further information on the Charitable Trust and / or would like to make a donation, please telephone 020 7518 1029 or go to: www.the-kennel-club.org.uk