One our newest tenants at our Crosshill Community Enterprises is Oliver’s Army Assistance Dogs. The charity previously had a rental space in Cowdenbeath but unfortunately they had to leave their High Street premises after a flood, BRAG stepped in and offered space to the organisation in Crosshill. Tracy Feeley Manager of the charity told us: “Brag’s rental space is financially better for the charity, the building is a lot warmer and cosy than our previous space and the other tenants are friendly and helpful. Brian has been very accommodating through Covid letting us move and store our stuff in the unit until it was safe to move in properly.”
Oliver’s Army Assistance Dogs support children and adults living with a range of conditions from autism, ADHD and learning difficulties to physical disability, visual impairment and PTSD by providing assistance and therapy dogs. They are all about the dog training but also provide families with social activities and a vital support network.
Oliver’s Army is a Registered Charity who focus on making the maximum positive effort for the community; helping those with mental and physical conditions and supporting them for a better life.
The members and volunteers provide the momentum that help to make these changes. The Head Office is based at the training centre in Fife and Head Trainers, Tina Meaney and David Campbell, are based at The Animal Behaviour Centre in Cheshire. This allows the team, between both centres, to help support families throughout the whole of the UK.
A non-profit organisation is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together we can do more than we can do alone.
There are many ways to join and support the mission. Have a look at their website here.
Contact the team to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.