Freemasons back PAWS programme with £25,000 donation

PAWS, Dogs for the Disabled. Banbury, Freemasons demonstration. From the left, Yanto Evans, Ron Barrett, Masons, Peter Gorbing, DftD Chief Exec, Roger Hampshire, Mson, Oxfordshire Province Charity Steward, Roger Worrall, Bob Nurdien, Masons and  Katie Bristow, PAWS Team Leader with Amy Thompson and Usha at the front. NNL-150302-153935009
PAWS, Dogs for the Disabled. Banbury, Freemasons demonstration. From the left, Yanto Evans, Ron Barrett, Masons, Peter Gorbing, DftD Chief Exec, Roger Hampshire, Mson, Oxfordshire Province Charity Steward, Roger Worrall, Bob Nurdien, Masons and Katie Bristow, PAWS Team Leader with Amy Thompson and Usha at the front. NNL-150302-153935009
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Dogs for the Disabled has been given a £25,000 donation by the Freemasons Grand Charity to support the development of its PAWS programme.

The PAWS team supports families with children with autism who have a pet dog or are thinking about getting one.

The Oxfordshire Province Charity Steward, Roger Hampshire, and a group of Masons from the Banbury area visited the centre on Tuesday to watch a training demonstration and tour the centre. They also presented a cheque to the charity.

More than 600 families have been helped by the PAWS programme throughout the UK. The charity has also helped organisations overseas to start PAWS programmes.