Rotary Club of Portsmouth North to provide trained dog for resident

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THE Rotary Club of Portsmouth North have teamed up with Canine Partners to provide an assistance dog for a local resident.

The club is helping to raise the money through different activities and events including a golf open day and the recent dragon boat race in the city.

It costs £20,000 to train a Canine Partners dog.

The dog can then help people with disabilities to enjoy greater independence and quality of life.

Rotarian David Middleton said: ‘When we all witnessed first hand the significant difference a Canine Partner makes to a disabled person, we wanted to do our bit to raise funds towards providing an assistance dog for a local person.’

The dogs are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an emergency.

To make a donation through the club, please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/rotaryportsmouthnorth