THERE ain’t nothing like a hound dog, as far as retailer Nisa is concerned.
The Upper Beeding store has just donated £10,000 to support Elvis, a Canine Partners assistance dog.
The black Labrador cross is the fifth puppy Nisa has supported since 2010, bringing the overall donation to £55,000.
Retailer Jayesh Patel was joined by regional development manager Richard Bishop and guests at the store in Hyde Square for the cheque presentation.
Maggie and David Cross, Canine Partners volunteer puppy parents, who are guiding Elvis through the early training, took the assistance dog along to meet the staff at the store.
Kate Carroll, who works for Nisa’s charity, Making a Difference Locally, said: “The £10,000 donation will provide a significant boost to Canine Partners and help them continue to offer their brilliant services for those who need it most.”
Canine Partners is dedicated to transforming the lives of people with physical disabilities by training dogs to help with everyday tasks they would otherwise find difficult, painful or impossible, including opening doors, undressing, pressing buttons and emergency response.
Cat Harvey, trusts and corporate manager at the charity, said: “Since Nisa started supporting us in 2010, it has donated an incredible £55,000 to Canine Partners.
“We really appreciate their continued support in sponsoring our puppies and enabling us to partner more assistance dogs with people who have physical disabilities. Nisa contribution makes a real difference and changes people’s lives for the better.”