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How you can help cancer research by supporting medical detection dogs

picture of a man on the beach with his dog

In this article we look at the work done by a charity called “Medical Detection Dogs” and show you how you can help their charity by having a great night and taking part in our quiz.

Tell me more about medical detection dogs

The charity itself was founded in 2008 and its dual objective is to:

  1. Transform disease detection by harnessing the power of dogs’ noses to develop tests for a range of life threatening conditions including cancer and malaria.
  2. Assist individuals who live with a complex medical condition on a day to day basis, again by training dogs to detect specific odours. In most cases, the medical alert assistance dogs help people suffering from type one diabetes, who get no warning signs when a hypoglycaemic or hyperglycaemic attack is about to occur. The dogs are trained to detect changes in their partner’s blood sugar levels and alert them to take insulin or eat sugar.
picture of a medical detection dog sniffing for an unhealthy sample
Medical detection dogs can differentiate between a healthy biopsy sample and unhealthy ones with considerable accuracy.

What can I do to help?

Come along to our quiz in Milton Keynes on 28th June. By doing this you’ll be helping raise funds for the charity.Simply go to this link and book your team of four in.

Tickets are £15 per person, and we are organising into teams of four, so a minimum entry would necessarily be £60.

If you are wondering how I managed that complex bit of maths, then I can confirm that I am member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants whose local crew are organising this splendid evening.

If you want to come but don’t have a team simply email me on paul – at –

We’re holding the evening at the Milton Keynes Buffet Village, 8 Savoy Crescent, Milton Keynes, MK9 3PU.

Date: 28th June 2018

Here’s the run-down:

  • 6.30pm – registration
  • 7.00pm – quiz starts part 1
  • 8.30pm – buffet
  • 9.15pm – quiz part 2
  • 10.00pm – close.

you can book in here

Hopefully I’ll see you there!

Paul Connolly, FCCA.

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