A Troon charity has been shortlisted as a finalist in a prestigious awards ceremony.

Give a Dog a Bone, an animal charity which has bases in Troon, Glasgow and Alloa, has nine volunteers that work to tackle loneliness in older adults as well as reducing animal homelessness.

The charity provides both financial support to those over 60 struggling with the costs of caring for their pet, as well as community spaces where which offer a social space and group activities for those over 60 to enjoy with the charity’s companion dogs.

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And now the group has been named a finalist at the 2023 Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards in the Charity Team of the Year category.

Commenting on their nomination, founder Louise Russel said: "‘It feels amazing to be shortlisted as a finalist for Animal Charity Team of the Year.  

"We have been nominated several times and we are so delighted to make the finals this year.

"We’re a small team delivering a big service – tackling loneliness for older adults through animal companionship and friendship, and our team work really hard to make a difference every day.

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"This is a wonderful recognition for us all.”

Now in their 11th year, the Animal Charity Awards are an annual celebration of the incredible work carried out by animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, in partnership with Association of Dogs and Cat Homes (ADCH). 

This year’s awards will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at the International Conference Centre in Telford, Shropshire, where the finalists will enjoy a celebratory dinner and an evening of entertainment before the winners in each category are announced.