DOGS at Heyshott-based Canine Partners are jumping for joy after kind-hearted coach passengers raised £10,000 for the charity.
A cheque was presented to staff and service users at the charity by coach operator National Express.
The company included the option to donate £1 to the charity for customers booking a ticket online as part of its support for Canine Partners – which trains specialised assistance dogs.
The move, part of a wider partnership, forms a key element of the National Express Military Promise – a commitment to support people in the Armed Forces.
Station manager Sarah Sheppard said: “It’s fantastic that our customers have helped us support Canine Partners with this generous donation and we are so pleased that it will go towards supporting people who need it the most.
“We’re really proud of our Military Promise and our partnership with Canine Partners, which supports a whole range of people from different backgrounds, including people who have been injured in service.”
As part of its partnership with the charity, National Express also provides free travel to people training assistance puppies to help with the process of familiarising the dogs with public transport.
People giving up their time to look after the puppies are eligible to travel free with their young dog to and from any of approximately 1,000 National Express stops across the UK.
It’s fantastic that our customers have helped us support Canine Partners with this generous donation and we are so pleased that it will go towards supporting people who need it the most