Raising money for Woofability

FJB Hotel’s donates £8,000 to Woofability providing assistance dogs for children with Autism and Down’s Syndrome.

With the help of all our staff and generous guests, we’ve helped make a difference to the lives of many young people in our local area through Cash For Kids, supported by local radio station Wave 105. In 2015 we raised £22,000 and here’s one of the charities we’ve helped.

Donating £8,000 to Woofability was an easy choice, we are providing care and training for four ‘FJB’ puppies which will eventually provide support for children and their families. 


Andy Clarke, director and founder of Woodability, says ‘children with Autism and Down’s Syndrome cannot process information quickly and suffer from transition issues, resulting in meltdowns and challenging behaviour. Their families are unable to take them shopping, to leisure activities, or on holiday. Children who have a support dog can focus on the dog instead of their surroundings and transition issues disappear.’

The vital work of Woofability means the children, parents, and siblings can enjoy a more fulfilling lifestyle together. The children are able to experience the same things as other children, resulting in improved self-confidence and life skills.


By opting to add £1 to your room rate upon check out can really does make a difference to a child’s life.

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