Company gives 30 per cent of one day’s turnover to health sniffer dog cause

Glenn Currie of Waste King, Hemel Hempstead, with a Medical Detection Dog
Glenn Currie of Waste King, Hemel Hempstead, with a Medical Detection Dog

A Hemel Hempstead company has pledged to give 30 per cent of its turnover on one day to a very special dog charity.

Waste King, in Frogmore Industrial Estate, recently handed over a cheque for several hundred pounds to Medical Detection Dogs.

Medical Detection Dogs, based at the Greenway Business Park, Winslow Road, Great Horwood, near Milton Keynes is a charity that works with researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities. Its Medical Alert Dogs are taught to identify the odour changes that are associated with certain medical events.

These include sniffing out low blood sugar, notably for people living with diabetes and narcolepsy, a malfunction of the sleep/wake regulating system which causes sleep attacks and paralysis.

The company’s MD, Glenn Currie, recently visited Medical Detection Dogs to hand over the company’s cheque, where he was pictured with one of the animals.

Mr Currie said: “We’ve wanted to do something to help Medical Detection Dogs for some time – and we’re pleased that we’ve now found a practical and effective way to do so.”

Medical Detection Dogs is continuing to investigate other debilitating and potentially fatal conditions where its dogs may be able to help. These include severe allergic responses and migraines.

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has recently expanded its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy by pledging to give 30 per cent of its business turnover in one day to Medical Detection Dogs. This pledge is in addition to its continuing practical and monetary support for other charities.