Charitable pensioner’s birthday wish

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A pensioner from Keelby has raised £200 for Canine Partners - a charity that assists disabled people to enjoy greater independence and a better quality of life through the help of specially trained dogs.

Mavis Ingram celebrated her 75th birthday by asking friends and family to make a donation to the charity.

Keelby resident Therese Smaller, who trains puppies for Canine Partners, did a demonstration for Mavis’s birthday guests.

Once trained, the dogs can respond to more than 100 commands, including unloading a washing machine.