The South Herefordshire Golf Club (SHGC) Ladies 2017 Captain, Lesley Colquhoun, presented a cheque for £3050 to Medical Detection Dogs – the charity she chose to support during her Captaincy Year.
Founded in 2008, MDD works with the powerful scenting ability of dogs, in order to help detect disease and assist with managing life-threatening medical conditions.
The Bio Detection Dogs are trained to detect minute odours associated with many cancers and other diseases, while the Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to support individuals with complex health conditions, who often have no awareness of an impending life-threatening medical event.
Another member, Marjory Thomas, and Captain Lesley recently attended a demonstration day at MDD Headquarters near Milton Keynes.
Lesley told the Ross Gazette: “We saw some of the dogs in action as they “sniffed” for malaria and we heard Claire’s moving story about her struggle coping with Type 1 Diabetes and how her Alert Assistance dog, Magic, has changed her life.” Claire and Magic accepted the cheque on behalf of MDD.
The money was raised at various events throughout the year, including a Golf Rules Evening, Lady Captain’s Drive In, Coffee Morning and Clothes Sale, Strawberry Tea Garden Party and Car Boot Sale.
Lesley said: “My sincerest thanks to those who helped with the organisation of the events and the generosity of the SHGC ladies who supported them.
“The charity relies solely on the public’s generosity and good will.”
To find out more about MDD, visit www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk/
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