THE BROMSGROVE group of a national animal charity has been praised after raising thousands during a milestone year.

Dogs for the Disabled, the charity that helps to create partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013.

The charity's Bromsgrove supporter group marked the milestone anniversary by organising various fund-raisers including race nights, supermarket collections, and running charity stands at local events.

During the year, the town's group managed to raise an impressive £7,690.

Representatives from the group also gave talks to schools and community groups.

Julie Cattell, the group’s chairman, said: “We’re so thrilled to be able to contribute to such a worthwhile cause.

"We’ve increased our fund-raising again, which is wonderful - and we’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to help us.”

Stephanie Lawless, community fund-raising manager at Dogs for the Disabled, said: “We’re delighted and would like to thank the group for their hard work raising these desperately needed funds and for helping to spread the word about the charity’s work in our 25th anniversary year.

"Nationwide our supporter groups raised more than £175,000 during 2013 - an incredible achievement.”

Anyone interested in getting involved with the group, or anyone who wants more details, can call the fund-raising team on 01295 252 600, or email

To make a donation to the charity visit or call 01295 252600.