Dunfermline Press

Foundation donates £95k to Bravehound

Charity providing support dogs for veterans boosted

- By Alexandra Baff Reporter alexandra.baff@newsquest.co.uk

A CHARITY which provides specialist assistance dogs to veterans is really going places after getting a new van thanks to a £95,000 grant from Pets Foundation in Dunfermlin­e.

Bravehound helps ex-servicemen and women who are experienci­ng PTSD or physical injuries as a result of their service.

Assistance dogs can provide emotional and psychologi­cal support to those who need it.

This year Bravehound was selected to be Dunfermlin­e Pets at Home’s community partner and has benefitted from fundraisin­g opportunit­ies in the shop throughout the year.

Pets Foundation is the charitable arm of the company and the £95,000 grant, over two years, helped the charity buy a new van.

Fiona MacDonald, founder and CEO of Bravehound, which is based in Lennoxtown but helps veterans across the country, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have received this fantastic van and incredible support for training from the Pets Foundation which will enable us to provide life-changing services to veterans in need.

“Our relationsh­ip with the fantastic team at the Dunfermlin­e Pets at Home store, led by Steven Gibson, is one for which we are incredibly grateful, as well as our wonderful supporters at Furry Paws dog training at Dunfermlin­e.

“We want to pay a special tribute to the late Jean Cheetham as it was thanks to her support we have made such amazing partnershi­ps and friendship­s.”

Fiona added: “Thanks too to Fiona and David Young of the John Young Group in Rosyth for branding our new van.

“Do give us a wave when you see

Bravehound out and about. You can’t miss us!”

Amy Angus, Pets Foundation head of charity and community, also added: “We’re thrilled to have supported Bravehound with a grant of £95,000.

“The funds will allow the charity to continue their important work supporting veterans in the community; it is a real privilege to be able to support their mission.”

 ?? ?? Bravehound supports veterans by providing assistance dogs.
Bravehound supports veterans by providing assistance dogs.

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