CTEC staff and stu­dents help out Dogs for Dis­abled

Wexford People - - GENEROUS WEXFORD! -

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.

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