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Best paw forward to help dogs who save lives

Medical Detection Dogs are looking for runners for Milton Keynes Marathon

Medical Detection Dogs are looking for runners for Milton Keynes Marathon

 

Runners are putting their best paw forward to help man’s best friend save lives by raising funds for Bucks-based charity Medical Detection Dogs (MDD).

Thousands of people will take part in this year’s Milton Keynes Marathon, but there are just nine spots left for those running 26.2 miles in aid of MDD on May 5.

Claire Akehurst, of MDD, says she would like to hear from enthusiastic competitors who are willing to join their team.

Claire said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for our work and we would be really grateful to any runners who would consider giving us their support.

“It will be a great day and the support of the Milton Keynes crowds will carry everyone through the 26 miles of pavement pounding!”

Based in Great Horwood, MDD relies on fundraising efforts and public support to train assistance dogs to help people living with chronic, life-threatening health conditions.

The charity, which recently received Royal patronage from the Duchess of Cornwall, currently has a three-year waiting list of people who could benefit from a trained medical assistance dog.

For further information or to volunteer to run for MDD, contact claire.akehurst@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk or telephone 01243 839306.

 

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