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TOMBOLAS, raffles and cake sales have given a boost to Hounds for Heroes of almost £600.

Staff at housing group Radian were moved by the story of Allen Parton, from Clanfield, who suffered a severe head injury while in the Royal Navy but overcame his disabilities with the help of his assistance dog, Endal.

Moira Brown, head of human resources at Radian, said: ‘I felt I had to do something to help once I had heard about Allen’s time in the Royal Navy, how he was injured and how his dog Endal helped his recovery.’

Moira was able to hand over a cheque to the Petersfield-based charity for £573 and Allen was delighted.

He said: ‘Donations like this enable us to advance the aims of the charity to place even more highly trained assistance dogs with injured, disabled and traumatised men and women of both the armed and emergency services.’

Allen was accompanied by two furry companions, his current assistance dog, EJ, and cadet Rookie.

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