In an incredibly heart-warming gesture of kindness, Veterans With Dogs has been graced with a generous donation of £75,000 from Forces Support. This significant contribution marks a pivotal milestone in our mission to revolutionise the lives of veterans with the unwavering companionship and invaluable assistance of dogs.
This incredible donation is set to fund the entire journey of three new puppies and their veteran partnerships, covering everything from the initial purchase of the puppies, to their training, qualification, and beyond. It's a comprehensive support system that not only ensures the wellbeing of these special dogs but also secures a future of hope and independence for the veterans they will serve.
Forces Support have been a pillar of strength for families affected by the loss of service personnel since March 2010. With a nationwide network of retail outlets, they've provided unwavering support to those left behind, ensuring access to practical assistance across the UK. Their dedication to the welfare of military families mirrors our own commitment to enhancing the lives of veterans, making this partnership a perfect match.
Carol Reynolds, CEO of Forces Support, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "We are absolutely delighted to help fund the wonderful work carried out by Veterans With Dogs. Their mission is extremely close to our hearts, and we're excited to see the positive changes they will continue to make in the future."
Echoing this sentiment, Craig MacLellan, CEO of Veterans With Dogs, shared, "We are immensely grateful for this generous donation, which will be life-changing for three veterans and their families. Our work is crucial, as the demand for assistance dogs remains high. Support from organisations like Forces Support is invaluable to us."
At Veterans With Dogs, we're dedicated to training and providing assistance dogs to members of the British Armed Forces with service-related mental health conditions. Through our unique PALS (Partner Animals Life Skills) training programme, we create unbreakable bonds between veterans and their dogs, offering 24/7 support, 365 days a year. These dogs do more than just assist; they save lives, offering companionship, love, and a newfound sense of freedom to their human partners.
This donation marks a significant milestone in our mission to support veterans through the power of canine companionship. It's a testament to the power of community and the difference we can make when we come together for a common cause.
For more information about the incredible work being done by Forces Support and Veterans With Dogs, or to find out how you can contribute to this life-changing mission, please visit our websites or reach out directly.
Together, we are making a difference, one wet nose at a time.