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Ability Dogs 4 Young People CEO Receives BBC Make A Difference Nomination

Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW is thrilled to announce that Carol Court, the dedicated CEO of the Charity, is a finalist for a prestigious BBC Make a Difference Award.

This recognition highlights Carol's exceptional commitment and outstanding contributions to the community over the past 12 years.

Carol Court, CEO of Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW said:

“I am honoured and humbled to have been selected as one of only four finalists for the BBC Make a Difference Animal Award.

"However, I must pass on all the credit to the team who have supported me every step of the way.

"The Team work across the Charity; with the dogs and puppies, fundraising and raising awareness.

"A specialist team support the recipients through every step of their journey with their ability dog and without them, we would not be able to function.”

Since its foundation in April 2012, Carol has played a pivotal role in shaping the development and success of Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW.

Through her unwavering dedication, more than 50 specially trained Ability Dogs have enhanced the lives of countless young people with disabilities on the Isle of Wight.

The Ability Dogs provided by the Charity offer vital practical and emotional support to children and young adults facing mental and physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, diabetes, epilepsy and anxiety.

Carol and her team meticulously match each dog to the specific needs of each individual on the Charity's ever-growing waiting list, ensuring a tailored and effective support system.

A spokesperson for Ability Dogs 4 Young People said:

"Carol's nomination for the BBC Make a Difference Award is testament to her individual dedication and the hard work of the entire team of staff and volunteers at Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW.

"The charity extends its gratitude to Carol and everyone who supports its mission; to empower the lives of young people living with life challenging disabilities."

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