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Sainsbury’s stores going barking mad for Support Dogs

Seventeen Sainsbury’s stores in England will be going barking mad for Support Dogs over the next 12 months.

The stores, ranging from superstores to local branches, have adopted Support Dogs as their charity of the year.

And that means hundreds of shoppers will get the chance to meet some of the charity’s canine stars, and find out how they can support its life-changing work with people with a range of serious medical conditions.

Support dog Toffee makes Special Olympics extra special for official Jean

Disabled athletics official Jean Hoyle-Dodds is officiating at the Special Olympic Games in Sheffield  – with her faithful assistance dog by her side.

Jean, who has severe osteoarthritis affecting her spine and uses a wheelchair, is accompanied by three-year-old golden cocker spaniel Toffee, trained by Sheffield-based national charity Support Dogs.

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Nottingham go barking mad for Support Dogs

Staff at Sainsbury’s in Perry Road Nottingham have been going barking mad for Support Dogs!

Generous employees have raised more than £5,500 for the national assistance dog charity from store collections and second-hand book sales over the past 12 months.

PR liaison for the store, Paul Davis, said: “We made Support Dogs our charity of the year because of the fantastic work in helping people with disabilities.  We’re delighted that we’ve been able to support them by making them our charity of the year, and helping to raise awareness of what they do.”

Mondelez staff swop jelly babies for dogs

Staff at Mondelez International, home of Bassetts in Hillsborough, Sheffield, swopped jelly babies for dogs this week as they helped raise awareness of Support Dogs’ urgent need for more canines.

Support Dogs provide and train assistance dogs for children and adults with autism, epilepsy and physical disability.

Because of high public demand the charity is desperate for more dogs to put through its three training programmes.

Challenge yourself to trek for charity along 25 miles of Hadrian’s Wall – one wall, one epic charity challenge in just one weekend!

Hadrian’s Wall was built in AD122 on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and stretched from the East to West coasts of Britain, from Bowness on Solway in the West to Wallsend in the East.

This most ancient of charity treks takes us from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia, encompassing some fascinating ruins. It is the most remarkable Roman monument in the country, and quite unique throughout the former Empire. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – which cuts through Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall attracts trekkers from all over, as it offers great challenging walks, filled with a stunning backdrop and history.