THE Midhurst-based charity, Canine Partners, has received a £1,000 boost through an award won by one of its fundraisers.
Nick Poole has been given the global award by his employers, the diversified technology company 3M, for his work with the charity, which trains puppies to become assistance dogs and helps transform the lives of people with life-changing disabilities.
The £1,000 cheque awarded to Nick, a sales development manager with 3M adds to the more than £120,000 he has helped to raise.
He has taken part in the Reading Half Marathon each year since 2011, collecting an increasing number of runners to join him.
As well as sponsored runs, he organises golf days, quiz nights and other activities to help the charity.
“Together with a whole range of 3M colleagues, family members and friends, we have raised enough money to transform the lives of five disabled people by providing the funds to train a fully qualified canine partner for each of them,” said Nick.