VHVC Cheque Presentation to Ability Dogs for Young People (AD4YP) on 16th August 2023

Aug 16, 2023

Following the VHVC Ltd Club Open Day, which regularly raises donations for our chosen charities, we contacted Ability Dogs 4 Young People’s CEO Carol Court, as the club was aware of the continued support needed for the Islands young people needing assistance dogs. They now have over seventy Ability Dogs and puppies, with forty directly assisting disabled young people with a variety of needs. The Charity covers all the costs of working and training Ability Dogs and puppies, including vet bills, food and equipment. The VHVC Ltd was pleased to donate £1,500 from the funds raised at the Open Day and presented it to the Charity Ability Dogs 4 Young People. These funds will help the Charity to carry on with their excellent work. The cheque was presented by the members on 16th August outside the Charity’s Training Centre. Peter Hodgson, Club President stated that Carol had also asked the Club to suggest a name for one of the next batch of puppies due to arrive next year. Members have already suggested over 40 names for Carol to choose from. Sixteen Classic Cars attended for the photo shoot in the warm sunshine. Club members attending were, Kevin & Sandra Froment, Peter Groves, Richard Keast, Simon & Trish Boyle, Peter & Jan Hodgson, Mike Brackstone & Dee, Kandy Young & Paul, Tim & Linda Debues, Dave Coe and Derek Harman, James Young, Sam Smith, Terry, Suzanne & Tom Grant, Richard and Nikki Lewis, Garry and Angie Driscoll. Ability Dogs and Puppy Parents in the photo are: Catherine with Neddie, Gillian with Pippa, Alan with Brook, Ali with Lizzie, Pat with Marty and Sarah with Tasmin, Lindsay is holding the cheque. Carol Court, Founder & CEO said, “I would like to personally thank VHVC for continuing to support the Charity and our Ability Dog training programme. We are very fortunate that VHVC and other Island clubs are generously supporting us. This means that we can continue training Ability Dogs to assist disabled young people on the Island. Thank you.”