Duerr’s offer a new ‘leash’ on life after raising over £35,000 for Medical Detection Dogs.
The money, raised following the Manchester based preserves and peanut butter producers’ annual ball, will provide essential resources to acquire and train three new puppies for the charity, to detect the odour of human disease.
Honey, Peanut and Berry, named after Duerr’s famous preserves, are three of the new pooches who will be trained to detect early signs of human disease, through identifying odour changes associated with complex medical conditions.
Mark Duerr, Managing Director of Duerr’s comments: “Each year we select a charity that inspires us. With the money raised at the Duerr’s ball, we have been able to provide enough funds to train three new dogs who will help change lives, detect illness from an early stage and assist those in need on a daily basis. With no government support or grants, this deserving charity relies on public donations.”
Dr Claire Guest, CEO and Director of Operations for Medical Detection Dogs says: “This donation and support from Duerr’s for the Medical Detection Dogs will help us continue our research and train more dogs to assist individuals, ultimately detecting illness early and saving more lives in Manchester and around the UK.”