CTEC staff and students help out Dogs for Disabled
A CHEQUE for €2,770 was recently presented to the Dogs for the Disabled charity, a group that provides assistance dogs to physically disabled adults and children, by staff at CTEC.
CTEC, the Community Training and Education Centre, selected the Cork-based charity as their charity of the year for 2018 and have, since January, worked hard to raise funds to support their work.
Dogs for the Disabled dogs are specially trained to assist people to carry out a range of practical tasks and to provide stability when needed. Each dog is trained to cater for the needs of their specific partner to enable them to live life with greater independence.
The funds raised by CTEC tutors, learners and supporters will provide a two-year training programme for Lana, a lovely black Labrador puppy, as she becomes a fully-fledged assistance dog.
The cheque was presented to Ann Martin, a volunteer with Dogs for the Disabled, by CTEC’s manager Patricia Howlin, Training Manager Rachel Tucker, tutor Kathleen O’Callaghan, and a number of CTEC students. The group also got the chance to meet Kyle, an assistance dog currently in training.
At the presentation of the cheque from CTEC to Dogs For The Disabled.