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Majestic Charity of the Year 2014: Dogs for the Disabled

We’ve chosen Dogs for the Disabled as Charity of the Year 2014, following a staff vote in November last year.

Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs.

Through practical tasks the dogs offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children with autism. In addition an assistance dog becomes a reason to go out, giving a new found confidence that opens doors to fresh opportunities including friendships, hobbies, education and even careers. The partnerships the charity creates between people with disabilities and dogs are life-changing.

“I’m delighted to announce that Majestic staff have chosen Dogs for the Disabled as our Charity of the Year for 2014. With collection tins in stores, mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling and staff fundraising activities, we’re looking to continue to build on last year’s fantastic work for charity.”
Steve Lewis, Chief Executive, Majestic Wine

“Dogs for the Disabled is thrilled that Majestic staff have decided to support us in this way. The charity receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations to continue its work. We will train 50 new assistance dogs in 2014 but with over 2000 enquiries each year there are so many more people we could help.”
Peter Gorbing, Chief Executive, Dogs for the Disabled

For more information about Dogs for the Disabled and Majestic Wine, please visit www.dogsforthedisabled.org.

If you would like to make a donation to Dogs for the Disabled, please visit Majestic’s Just Giving page.

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