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Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases ...

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Greenway Business Pk Winslow Rd, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes, MK17 0QR, United Kingdom
Health & wellbeingPeople with disabilities
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Medical Detection Dogs need a national network of speakers to help promote awareness of the charity and raise funds to support and train our dogs. The role is an important one as often this is the first time that people will have heard about the charity. Speakers also raise much needed funds and encourage others to fundraise in various ways for example by leaving a legacy in their will or organising a fundraising/sponsored event on our behalf. Some frequently asked questions: What type of groups do speakers address? Speakers visit groups such as Lions and Rotary Clubs, Women’s Institutes and Guilds, Brownies and other similar youth groups, schools, etc. How will I know what to talk about? We have produced materials to support anyone speaking on our behalf. We organise ‘Speakers Training Days’ and offer the chance to visit our training centre at Great Horwood. The training sessions include the sharing of ideas, tips on addressing audiences, and up-to-date information, as well as giving you the opportunity to meet other speakers and members of staff. It is possible that regional training sessions could be organised, depending on numbers. How will I keep up to date with relevant information? A newsletter is sent to all voluntary speakers giving up-to-date information and stories to help you keep your talk current and relevant. You will also receive regular puppy updates and charity newsletters. How many talks would you expect me to give? This is entirely up to you! We just ask you to do as many, or as few, talks as you wish that are convenient to you. How far would you expect me to travel? Again this is your choice. How are talks allocated? This will depend on availability and distance from the talk. Personal and professional development: - Public speaking - Organisational skills - Build confidence - Teamwork - Communication skills This is entirely up to you! We just ask you to do as many, or as few, talks as you wish that are convenient to you.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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About Medical Detection Dogs
Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. Our Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases , such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual's personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event.

We receive no government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public.

To save and enhance lives using our specially trained Dogs' extraordinary sense of smell.
1 spot left.
#27843
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/Medical-Detection-Dogs/opportunities/Speaker/27843 to join