NHDC donates office furniture to Medical Detection Dogs charity

PR Date: 
Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 10:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has donated office furniture, including desks and bookcases, to the Medical Detection Dogs charity. The furniture was left over from the Council’s move back to the District Council Offices earlier this year.

Based near Milton Keynes, the charity is at the forefront of research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases by training dogs to detect the odour of human disease. 

Officers from NHDC visited the charity’s new training and research centre in Great Horwood to see how their furniture has been used. The donated furniture will enable the organisation to furnish the majority of its new build and allow them to train more assistance dogs and carry out further life saving research trials for cancer, Parkinsons Disease and malaria.

Cllr Julian Cunningham, NHDC’s Executive Member for Finance said: "We are delighted to be able to support this worthwhile charity and to know that furniture we no longer require is being made good use of."

Claire Pesterfield from Medical Detection Dogs says: "This is a really generous offer that we are very grateful to receive and means that we can continue to use the funds raised for us by the general public on providing assistance dogs and carrying out world-leading research".

Medical Detection Dogs receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of members of the public. To find out more visit: www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk/

NHDC still has a number of items of office furniture that it can donate to charitable organisations. If you represent a charity and would like to find out more, please email Debbie Hiscock on debbie.hiscock@north-herts.gov.uk

Freya the Spaniel training to be a malaria detection dog