Dear Festive Friends,

In these unprecented of times, we are sad to say we will be unable to have the medical detection dogs with us this Christmas

However, they have been working tirelessly throughout all of 2020 and the pandemic. With some of their amazing dogs being able to now detect COVID:19.

To see more about this incredible charity, please click the link below to visit their website.

Team Thrift Wood

We are delighted to have supported Medical Detection Dogs as our chosen charity since 2015. We are welcoming them back to Thrift Wood again this Christmas.

Based locally at Great Horwood, this charity supports Medical Detection Dogs across England, Wales and Scotland.

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 dog 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.

The medical dogs will be at Thrift Wood keeping The Spirit of Christmas company and meeting and greeting our visitors both young and young at heart.

More details of Medical Detection Dogs and their worthy work can be found by clicking the button below