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Groundbreaking dog charity receives cash boost from Ceva
Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to recognise life-threatening health conditions in humans. Using the dogs’ sense of smell, they can be trained to identify the odour of cancer and support individuals who live with potentially dangerous health conditions such as aggressive diabetes or narcolepsy.
Kirsti Hummel, communications manager at Ceva said:
“The team here at Ceva are passionate about their fundraising for the charity which is evident from the fantastic amount already raised from one event.
“We have lots more organised throughout the year to support the charity, including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. We hope to raise more than £10,000 during this event the equivalent of training one of the charity’s assistant dogs.”
During the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge staff and friends of Ceva will be walking a distance of 24.5 miles, hoping to ascend the highest 3 peaks in Yorkshire in under 12 hours. Ceva initially invited friends and supporters to take part in the challenge but, due to an overwhelming response, all the places for the event have now been filled. To sponsor Ceva or one of the participants visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/Ceva3Peaks.
Clare Guest, director of Medical Detection Dogs, added:
“Medical Detection Dogs wouldn’t be able to continue its work without the support of companies such as Ceva. As an organisation, we face a lot of competition from other charities and it’s lovely to know the staff at Ceva value what we do and want to support us.”