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CSR News: Man’s best friend

AT JM Finn & Co we have always taken our responsibilities as an employer seriously and, although we believe that charitable giving is a very personal decision, we are also of the belief that a firm of our size and position in our industry should provide a platform for fund-raising activities for our staff to engage with, should they choose to.

Our CSR objective is to raise funds for two chosen charities, each of which we would look to support for a minimum of three years, in order to provide meaningful funds and to make a difference. We try and raise funds via a variety of efforts organised by an internal CSR committee, including quiz nights, cake sales, a hugely popular Christmas raffle and other ad hoc events.

One of our nominated charities is Dogs for Good, which has recently changed its name from Dogs for the Disabled, an innovative charity which has been working to enrich and improve lives and communities since 1986. The charity explores ways dogs can help people to overcome specific challenges and provides assistance dogs to support adults and children in their homes and in the community. The charity works with people with a range of disabilities and also children with autism.

JM Finn & Co has been proud sponsors of Dogs for Good for over four years. Part of our partnership with the charity has included sponsoring two dogs through their training and socialisation, which takes two years to complete. So far we have paired with two Labradors, ‘Finn’ who has completed his training and has been placed with a family, and ‘Finley’, who will be placed with someone who can benefit from his help once he has completed his training. 

Dogs for Good was featured on BBC’s 2015 Children in Need programme with a video showing some of the amazing work they do to help improve lives and communities. The video shows Sam’s story detailing how Dogs for Good has helped change his life.

To find out more about the charity and the life-changing work they do, visit their website at www.dogsforgood.org.

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