In August 2020, we pledged to donate £25,000 to charities over the year ahead. We saw the impact Covid-19 was having on our local communities and charities, and decided to do something about it. And so the tails.com Community Fund was established with one goal in mind: to improve the lives of dogs and the humans that care for them.
After a successful first round in October, the tails.com Community Fund is back – and it’s time to announce this round’s well-deserved recipients.
Assistance Dogs – a Northern Irish superstar
When Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland reached out to us, their application really resonated with the tails.com Community Fund committee. They have dogs – such as yellow labrador, Lexi, who work in hospitals providing support for individuals and their families while they are there. Their ask was very specific – funding to train a new support dog to work with a family whose child had been struggling with an eating disorder and who had visibly benefited from a relationship with Lexi while in hospital.
We’re awarded the charity a £6,000 grant from the tails.com Community Fund to train and sponsor a brand-new therapy dog.
Three-month-old black labrador Maisie has just started her journey to becoming a therapy dog – she’ll have a direct impact on the wellbeing of her family and others beyond that in her local area, and we’re really excited to see her grow!