Hot Dog Competition Results
Congratulations to Nimbus our MDD winner and Rhubarb & Winnie our 2 public dog winners each will now become the new faces of our oil boiler packages!
The 3 lucky winners will now be immortalised in an illustration by local artist Kaye Sedgwick-Jones that will feature on our website. Also our winners will be presented with their very own portrait plus a doggy hamper full of goodies.
A massive thank you to all that entered and voted our competition, we had an amazing response with 133 dogs entered and almost 2000 owners voting in the end, every single dog would have been a worthy winner in our eyes.
As part of this competition our aim was also to raise money for MDD which to-date stands at £170, if you haven't donated yet and would like to do so please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/hot-dogs.
Once again a big thank you from the Heating Hub Team.
About Medical Detection Dogs Charity
The Medical Detection Dogs charity, supporting people throughout the UK, is dedicated to training dogs in the detection and recognition of human diseases by odour. Once trained, the dogs work in one of two areas.
The Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are partnered with individuals who have long-term, complex, life threatening conditions. Using their amazing sense of smell, they are trained to detect minute changes in the odour emitted by an individual prior to an emergency and alert the person to enable them to take preventative action, get help and fetch medical supplies. Dogs are trained to work with people who have conditions such as; brittle type 1 diabetes, narcolepsy, Addison’s disease, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and severe nut allergies.
The charity currently has a waiting list of 118 people, of all ages, in need of a Medical Alert Assistance Dog. To transform the life of the individual and their family, they urgently need funds to assist them in reducing their waiting list.
It costs £13,000 to train a Medical Alert Assistance Dog, plus ongoing yearly costs of £750. To support a life-saving dog please donate at: www.justgiving.com/hot-dogs
The Bio-detection Dogs are trained to use their amazing sense of smell to detect minute odour traces created by human diseases. Because dogs can detect tiny odour concentrations, around one part per trillion (the equivalent of one teaspoon of sugar in two Olympic
sized swimming pools), they are potentially able to detect diseases, such as cancer, much earlier than is currently possible. The dogs are trained using samples from consenting patients provided through their hospital consultants.
In the UK one in two people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Early detection rates in the UK are the worst in Europe. There is no question that the early detection and diagnosis of cancer and other diseases can lead to, earlier treatment, and increased survival rates. The work undertaken by the charity Medical Detection Dogs is thus ground breaking and could help scientists and medics develop faster, cheaper, non-invasive methods of early diagnosis of cancer that will impact thousands of lives.
Working closely with academic clinicians, the charity currently has research projects at various stages in prostate, breast and colorectal cancers. They are currently exploring the possibility that the dogs can detect several other cancers and diseases, including: lung cancer, malaria, Parkinson’s disease, and animal cancers. These have the potential to improve the lives of huge numbers of people worldwide.
All their work is conducted without government funding and the charity rely entirely on donations to ensure they can continue to grow and progress.
To support the charity please donate at: www.justgiving.com/hot-dogs
Donate to the MDD Dogs Charity
We have set up a dedicated Just Giving page to raise money for MDD. It costs £13,000 to train a Medical Alert Assistance dog and there are over 100 people of all ages on the waiting list. We are donating £5 for every boiler we install in 2017. Please help train another dog and give a family freedom from a chronic medical condition.