Duerr’s Raise The ‘Woof’ With £35,000 Donation For Medical Detection Dogs

Duerr's raise the 'woof' with £35,000 charity donation for Medical Detection Dogs

Dr Claire Guest, Mark Duerr, Jade, Holly and Snowy

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.”

Top Tips to Jazz Up a Duerr’s Jam Jar

Spring has sprung and summer is on its way, so why not brighten up your home with a pretty posy in your used Duerr’s jam jar?

Here are our top tips for jazzing up a Duerr’s jam jar:

  • Firstly, you need to make sure you wash out all of our beautifully sticky jam from the empty jar. We know it’s delicious but flowers aren’t so keen!
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  • Once dry, carefully wrap some brown string around the neck of the jar for that rustic farmhouse look.
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  • Arrange your flowers until you’re happy, and then place your new vase somewhere special.
Top Tips to jazz up a Duerr's Jam Jar

Why not brighten up your home with a pretty posy in your used Duerr’s jam jars?