President's 'Christmas Box' donation to Hounds for Heroes
13 December 2011
We have decided once again to donate money to a worthy cause, this Christmas, rather than send out traditional greetings cards. Instead, we will send an e-card, which is cheaper to produce and issue, and use the money saved to make a ‘President’s Christmas Box’ donation.
The chosen charity is Hounds for Heroes, which provides trained, assistance dogs for injured and disabled members of the UK armed forces and the civilian emergency services. They will receive a cheque from us for £3,000.
“I am delighted to support the work of Hounds for Heroes this Christmas,” says President Jerry Davies. “In practice, we see every day the special bond between humans and dogs – and especially those that are specially trained to assist.
"To enable injured and disabled people to benefit from this in such a practical way – and one that really enhances their lives – is a privilege.”
“It’s great news that the RCVS wishes to support our cause,” says Allen Parton, Founder of Hounds for Heroes (pictured front, centre).
“We are passionately committed to the health and welfare of our dogs, and the support of the veterinary profession means a lot.
"We have just received five new puppies and this donation will help us buy much-needed equipment for the training centre, so we can ensure that each puppy develops into a dog that will make a huge difference to someone’s life.”
For more information about Hounds for Heroes, please visit their website (see 'Related links' box, above right).