Laura Baker has joined Support Dogs as fundraising and communications assistant.
The Sheffield based charity trains and provides specialist assistance dogs to support children and adults with disabilities, autism and epilepsy.
Laura, 28, previously worked for St Luke’s Hospice in the city in a fundraising and communications role. She has also worked in sales, PR and marketing for management consultancy and property investment companies.
Laura said: “I’ve always been passionate about charity and its role in supporting local communities. Support Dogs is a fantastic organisation doing great work not just in Yorkshire but across the country.
“We want people to enjoy their experience of fundraising for Support Dogs and know that they make a real difference to those living with a range of conditions.”
Rita Howson, chief executive of Support Dogs, said: “Laura is a great asset to our fundraising and communications team as we spread the word about the work of our charity and reach out to more supporters including the local and regional business community.”
Support Dogs is the only charity in the UK to train seizure alert dogs. It also trains autism assistance and disability assistance dogs.