Pounds for Pups’ campaign inspires hotel to donate to Support Dogs

A campaign by the Star newspaper  in aid of Sheffield charity Support Dogs has inspired the Hilton Hotel in the city to donate £1,450 to the cause.

The Sheffield Star’s two-month Pounds for Pups’ campaign aims  to raise awareness and cash for Support Dogs, which trains assistance dogs for adults and children with autism, epilepsy and physical disabilities.

The team at Hilton Sheffield supports DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, a national grant-making trust which helps disadvantaged children and young people to transform their lives.

Through the Foundation, and inspired by the Star’s current campaign, Hilton Sheffield nominated Support Dogs to receive a grant of £1,450.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the Hilton Sheffield and the Foundation for their generous donation, and to all Star readers who have responded so far to the Star’s campaign in support of our charity,” said Support Dogs’ fundraising manager Danny Anderson. “We rely entirely on the generosity of the public to continue our vital work.”

Akan Tahin, general manager of Hilton Sheffield said: “As a local hotel we’re always keen to support Sheffield-based charities and we’re aware of the fantastic work that Support Dogs does in transforming the lives of adults and youngsters with a range of medical conditions.”

Gemma Jolliffe and Akan Tahin are pictured handing over their cheque. Also pictured are support dogs Willow and Carly.