Dog A.I.D. has welcomed its youngest trustee in the charity's history as it looks ahead to an exciting future.
National newspaper journalist Amanda Devlin, 26, will join nine other outstanding board members as Dog A.I.D's newest recruit who is striving to make a difference.
Amanda, who works at The Sun Online, said: “It is a real honour to become part of such a remarkable charity which is dedicated to helping give people back their independence and improve their confidence.
“Dog AID is entirely unique because it trains the client’s own pets to become assistance dogs. As they are already bonded, our trainers are able to train both the owner and the dog to turn their loving companionship into something even more special.
“This just shows that it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks.”
With more and more young people being encouraged to get involved with charities, Amanda has led the way with her dedication to the cause inspired by her late father Jim, who was also a trustee for the charity before his passing in 2016.
Dog A.I.D currently has 89 dogs in training and 75 fully-qualified partnerships across the country.
There are also more than 100 qualified trainers working with Dog A.I.D based all over the UK.
Roger Jeffcoat CBE DL, who is celebrating his year anniversary as patron of Dog A.I.D, said: “We are all thrilled that Amanda has come on board.
“For someone so young and a real live wire to be invited to be a trustee is wonderful.
“We have no doubt her media skills will help to continuously move the charity forward.”