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WHO ARE DOGS HELPING KIDS

Dogs Helping Kids is a unique charity with its headquarters based in North Devon, England. They are one of the only organisations in the country training and assessing dogs purely to work in the school, college, and library environment as both educational and therapeutic aids. They are evolving and growing all the time. The impact that their School Dogs have on children and teenagers in the educational environment is amazing and changes lives forever. Their vision to have a DHK School Dog working in every school, college and library across the country.

Dogs Helping Kids believes that a dog should only be working with a child or teenager, in an educational environment, if it has been trained, assessed and certified to do so. Each one of their Certified DHK School Dogs has had to complete a three-year training programme, pass 8 increasingly difficult assessments, and once Certified, undergo an annual assessment. This is for the safety of the children, the staff, the School Dog owner and the School Dog.

I am the proud sponsor of Ripley, who with his owner Lucy Nicol works alongside my wife at Archbishop Holgate’s School in York. The results that Ripley has achieved with the pupils in a few years is nothing short of amazing. To see children, who can’t or won’t read a book to a teacher, read effortlessly to Ripley is an experience worth seeing. The use of dogs as therapy dogs in schools is something that CANNOT be underestimated, and it is because of this that I am raising funds to help Dogs Helping Kids train MORE dogs to undertake this valuable in schools and to buy Dog Agility Equipment to help Ripley and the pupils interact even more.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, Paul.

For more information about Dogs Helping Kids please go to DOGS HELPING KIDS

If you would like to donate to help this wonderful cause you can do so though my Just Giving page here: Help Dogs Helping Kids Train More School Service Dogs

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