10:04AM, Wednesday 15 June 2016
The Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre in Slough has sponsored a Woofability puppy – and need your help to find the right name.
Woofability is an organisation which trains assistance dogs for disabled people.
The shopping centre receives regular visits from the dogs, who even helped with last year’s Christmas light switch on, and has now sponsored a pup to be put through her assistance training.
She is just eight-weeks-old and will not be placed with a disabled partner until she is about three.
The centre is running a competition to name the puppy and said a name with a royal connection could work well to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Only one suggestion can be made per person, the name must be for a female pup, it can only be one or two syllables and entries must be submitted before midnight on Monday, June 20.
Enter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Facebook page. The winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, June 21 when Woofability visit the centre.
Centre manager Chris Shaw said: “We are delighted to sponsor Woofability; they do such an incredible job and trains dogs for disabled children and adults and children with autism in our area.
“We can’t wait to meet the pup when she’s old enough and we’ll be running a competition to allow visitors to the centre to name her. We’ll also be following her progress throughout her life and giving everyone regular updates on our website.”
Andy Clarke of Woofability will be bringing two adult dogs along to the centre at midday on June 21 when Chris will hand over the sponsorship cheque for £2,000.
Visit woofability.com to find out more about the organisation.
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