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Nicki is an assistance dog that has helped Gwyneira change her life around

Nicki is an assistance dog that has helped Gwyneira change her life around

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Assistance dog charity Canine Partners is starting its 25th anniversary celebrations with the launch of an education ambassador scheme.

The charity is looking for volunteers to visit schools, colleges and youth groups to talk about the work the charity does in transforming the lives of people with disabilities.

The charity trains dogs to do everyday tasks such as opening doors, undressing, pressing buttons and emergency response for those who would otherwise find it difficult.

Libby Rome, education officer, said: “With 2015 being our 25th anniversary year it is an exciting time for us in developing the charity.

“We are looking for volunteer education ambassadors to represent Canine Partners and engage local schools and youth groups by providing talks and workshops for children of all ages. This is a great way for us to spread the word about the work we do in training amazing assistance dogs.”

Training and support will be provided by the charity.

For more information, email: education@caninepartners.org.uk