Leading South Yorkshire law firm makes Support Dogs its charity of the year

Leading South Yorkshire law firm Wosskow Brown has chosen  Support Dogs as its charity of the year.

And one member of staff is already up and running for the charity, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Accounts assistant Vicky Brown, who is also a personal trainer, has already taken part in the Dronfield 10k and the Sheffield Half Marathon on behalf of Support Dogs.

Wosskow Brown staff with Support Dogs’ Laura Baker, third from left, and Iggy.

Support Dogs trains disability assistance dogs for children with autism and adults with epilepsy and physical disabilities, enabling them to lead more independent lives.

The firm of solicitors has pledged its support for the charity for the next two years. As well as Vicky’s efforts,  staff are already planning a host of fundraising events from dress down days, race nights, Hallowe’en fancy dress days and quizzes.

“We have so many staff who have dogs or are dog lovers that Support Dogs was an easy choice!” said Emilda Morgans, partner at Wosskow Brown and head of its corporate social responsibility committee.

“”They do such amazing work in training dogs to  help people with disabilities to lead fuller, more independent lives. And as well as raising money to support their training programmes, we also want to raise the awareness of the South Yorkshire public that they have this fantastic national charity right on their doorstep.”

Danny Anderson, fundraising manager for Support Dogs, whose office and training centre is based in Brightside, said: “We’re enormously grateful to Wosskow Brown for making us their charity of the year for the next two years and look forward to working with them.

Vicky Brown with Iggy

“Our work is life-changing in every sense of the word and there is a huge and rapidly growing demand for our services. We receive more than 200 requests a month from people who need our help through our disability assistance dogs. We rely on the generosity of the public and of companies like Wosskow Brown to enable our vital work to continue.”