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More support for support dogs!

Paula and Sheila Craik both from Dundee have been raising money for Sheffield based charity Support Dogs north of the border!

The charity aims to enhance the lives of people with epilepsy, physical disabilities and children with Autism, by training dogs to act as efficient and safe assistants.

Paula and Sheila attended two fun packed fundraising events that were held in Dundee last month. They were the annual St Fergus Primary School Fun Day and the Alder Trust Gala Day.
Both events had a fabulous array of colourful stalls with everything from delicious treats, raffles, lucky dips to guess the teddy bears name. There was also a fire engine and a horse and carriage for the crowds to enjoy.

Paula and Sheila’s stalls managed to raise a superb total of £108 from both events, which will be donated to the incredible charity.

The Craik family, Paula and her son Joe in particular know just how vitally important the charity’s work is to lots of individuals.

Joe was diagnosed with Autism when he was two and a half years old and has had an assistance dog called Lacey for nearly a year. Lacey was trained by the charity and was the first dog of her kind in mainland UK.

Paula Craik said: ”I want to help raise as much money as I can for Support Dogs, after everything they have done for Joe, myself, and the rest of our family, it is the least I can do. I know that the money raised is going to a great cause and will greatly benefit other individuals with disabilities.”
Angela Gregory, Support Dogs marketing and fundraising manager said: “Paula is an amazing individual and has helped raise the charity’s profile over the last year, nothing is ever to much trouble for her. On behalf of the charity, I would like to thank Paula for her invaluable support.”
If you would like any other information about Support Dogs or you would like organise your own fundraising event in aid of the charity you can visit the website or you can call 0114-261 7800.