We are very grateful for the support from the Exeter Chiefs Foundation and their generous donation of £10,000. Thanks to this, and money awarded to us by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, we now have a fantastic branded vehicle! The van will enable us to transport our veterans and their dogs in safety and comfort when attending our residential training courses. It will also help to raise our profile in and around the area when the team are out and about, visiting veterans and attending events.
Exeter Chiefs Foundation trustee, Marc Astley, said: “Veterans With Dogs makes a huge difference to the lives of many people and we were delighted to be able to help them by making this donation.
“There are a whole fleet of vehicles being used by different charities and organisations across Devon which have been funded by the generous donations of our supporters and this is the latest to take to the road.
“In the current climate, we know the role the Exeter Chiefs Foundation plays in backing worthy causes is more important than ever. If anyone would like to contribute in any way, we’d urge them to contact The Foundation.“
The charity is also supported by Forthglade, a Devon based natural pet food maker, whose continued support means its dogs, whose vital support helps change veterans’ lives, can benefit from a natural and nutritious diet. Forthglade provides discounted food for the charity’s dogs and goody bags at events. Both Forthglade and Exeter Chiefs Foundation’s logos feature on the van, be sure to give us a wave if you see us!