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Dog charity receives cash boost from animal health company

Veterinary health company Ceva has raised more than £1,000 for its charity of the year, Medical Detection Dogs, during the recent BSAVA Congress and the inaugural Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare.

 Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to recognise life-threatening health conditions in humans. Using the dogs’ sense of smell, they can be trained to identify the odour of cancer and support individuals who live with potentially dangerous health conditions such as aggressive diabetes or narcolepsy. 

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Kirsti Hummel, communications manager at Ceva, said: “The team here at Ceva are passionate about their fundraising for the charity, which is evident from the fantastic amount already raised from one event.”

Clare Guest, director of Medical Detection Dogs, said: “Medical Detection Dogs wouldn’t be able to continue its work without the support of companies such as Ceva. As an organisation, we face a lot of competition from other charities, and it’s lovely to know the staff at Ceva value what we do and want to support us.” 

“We have lots more organised throughout the year to support the charity, including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge,” Kirsti added. “We hope to raise more than £10,000 during this event – the equivalent of training one of the charity’s assistant dogs.” 

During the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, staff and friends of Ceva will be walking a distance of 24.5 miles, hoping to ascend the highest three peaks in Yorkshire in under 12 hours. To sponsor Ceva or one of the participants visit www.justgiving.com/teams/Ceva3Peaks

 

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