Our chosen charity this year is Hounds for Heroes. Hounds for Heroes provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled people from the UK Armed forces and Emergency Services. Through the assistance dogs it is hoped that their clients quality of life is enhanced though help and practical support. Puppies are carefully chosen and placed with ‘puppy parents’ for their first year of training. They then enter into advanced training to turn them into assistance dogs. The dogs are trained to open doors, pick up items, collect money from ATMs, open train doors as well as providing companionship for someone. nFor more information on these fantastic dogs and the jobs they do please see www.houndsforheroes.com. We are pleased to give our Christmas donation to Hounds for Heroes instead of sending Christmas cards to our clients this year.