Rodeo raises cash for animals

CANINE Partners - a charity that provides dogs to help physically disabled people - has received a cash boost of £7,500 from the Glasgow University’s Annual Rodeo.

Approximately 5,000 people attended the event in April this year at Garscube Campus in Bearsden, next to the Glasgow Vet School.

Rodeo Convener Rachael Lang said: “In total we raised almost £30,000 which is split between four charities.

“We chose to donate £7,500 to Canine Partners as we felt it was such an important charity and the difference a canine partner makes to the life of a person with disabilities is incredible.

“As vet students we are aware how difficult it can be to even train a Labrador to sit when there is food in the room, so we are always astounded by the level of training the dogs at Canine Partners must go through!”

Dale Gormley, Canine Partners community fundraiser for Scotland, said: “We are hugely impressed by the amount of organisation that goes into running the annual rodeo and our thanks go to those who helped to set it up and attended on the day.

“The money raised is a fantastic boost in funds for our operation in Scotland, which includes puppy training satellites in Paisley and Stirling.”