Veterans charity providing dogs for ex-servicemen after lotto cash boost.

The Bravehound project wants veterans to care for animals to help improve their lives after the National Lottery stumped-up £5,000. An animal charity has been given a cash boost to help its life-changing work with Armed Forces veterans.

The Bravehound project, which is based in Bishopton, is getting £5,000 from the National Lottery to provide the veterans with dogs as a means of giving their lives a boost.

And Scottish TV presenter and Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers visited the organisation to announce the news that it has been voted Britain’s Best Voluntary/Charity project in the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded good causes.

The initiative beat off competition from 1,300 entries to win a public vote, which gets them the cash prize, a National Lottery Awards trophy and an appearance on a special BBC1 show next month.

JJ, a former Royal Marine from Dunfermline, who sustained severe injuries to his arms and legs while serving in Afghanistan, said: “The Bravehound project is a brilliant idea that makes a vital difference in the lives of veterans in assisting them to adapt to civilian life.

“They fully deserve this National Lottery Award.

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