Pet charity, Support Dogs, has taken delivery of a new van thanks to the generosity of Sheffield Freemasons.
Members of the Freemasons raised £14,000 for the van which will be used to transport specialist assistance dogs in training from the charity’s base near Meadowhall.
The Freemasons have been a longstanding supporter of Support Dogs – they raised £18,000 to fund two previous vans to replace vehicles damaged beyond repair when the nearby River Don flooded in 2007.
Richard Brunskill, a past master in The Lodge of Industry in Sheffield, said: “Support Dogs is a wonderful local charity which we have been pleased to support for some time. Members have been very generous in their donations to enable us to raise the funds required for the new van.”
Danny Anderson, fundraising manager at Support Dogs, said: “The Freemasons are great friends of the charity and the new van will be used to transport our dogs as they go through their training at our centre in Sheffield and with our clients affected by autism, epilepsy and disability across the UK.”
To find out more about Support Dogs visit www.supportdogs.org.uk or follow @supportdogsuk on twitter.