PaydayUK raises £1,500 for Dogs for the Disabled

Ann Hanson and her assistance dog Dazzle with staff at PaydayUK
Ann Hanson and her assistance dog Dazzle with staff at PaydayUK

STAFF at Bicester-based firm PaydayUK helped raise more than £1,500 for Dogs for the Disabled with a Big Dog Breakfast.

Hot dogs and bacon rolls were sold, and staff could also win prizes including an iPad and a widescreen TV in a grand raffle.

The amount raised was matched by PayDay UK, taking the total to more than £1,500.

Payday employee Stephanie Cook, who organised the event, said: “It was a great day and everyone had fun. We were stunned by the amount of raffle tickets sold and everyone was really keen to support such a fantastic charity.

“We are really proud to have raised so much money; it is a great cause because the dogs have a really positive impact on people’s lives. We are looking forward to continuing to support Dogs for the Disabled and I would like to thank everyone who helped on the day.”

Peter Gorbing, Dogs for the Disabled chief executive, expressed his gratitude to the PaydayUK staff, adding: “The funds raised will help us train more assistance dogs to help people that face challenges on a daily basis due to their disability, providing independence and companionship.”

Banbury-based charity Dogs for the Disabled supports more than 260 partnerships and teams across the UK; each one costing over £19,000 throughout its lifetime. The charity relies entirely on voluntary donations.