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NAME: Carolyn Green COMPANY: Medical Detection Dogs JOB TITLE: Community fundraiser


WHAT DOES YOUR ORGANISATION DO? We train dogs to detect the odour of human disease, either as Medical Alert Assistance Dogs or Bio Detection Dogs.


HOW DID IT ALL START? With a beautiful fox-red Labrador called Daisy, who warned Medical Detection Dogs’ now CEO and co-founder, that she had breast cancer. This was all the inspiration Claire Guest needed to dedicate her life to proving what she already knew - that dogs can detect disease.


WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR? In February 2020 I launched our first ever Campaign Week, asking people to help us Paint the Town Red and raised over £7,000.


WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT? What community fundraising will look like in 2021. With summer events already being postponed, we need to find new ways to fundraise and try to replace that missing income.


WHAT’S THE BIGGEST RISK YOU’VE EVER TAKEN – AND DID IT WORK OUT? I am taking it now. In partnership with Metro.co.uk and some celebrity support, we are holding a 42k or a gentler 10K trek through Buckinghamshire on 19 June 2021. We need 100 participants to make it work and be cost effective.


WHICH BUSINESS PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE? It has to be our CEO Claire Guest. From the start Claire has had to convince the medical world that there is a place for dogs in the diagnosis of disease and support of people with life changing illnesses.


WHAT EXCITING PROJECTS IS YOUR ORGANISATION WORKING ON? The most exciting is our Covid-19 project to train our dogs to detect the virus, even in asymptomatic people.


WHY DID YOU JOIN THE CHAMBER? Although we are a national charity, we are a small team and have found it difficult to get our voice heard. We want to tell our local area all about our ground-breaking work, and how they can support us.


Call: 01296 711217 Email: carolyn.green@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk Visit: www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk


24 inbusiness JUNE/JULY 2021


The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16-to-24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021. Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the


Kickstart Scheme as an approved Gateway in creating a wealth of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the county. Your Chamber of Commerce are collating Business responses and


acting as an intermediary if your organisation would like to enter into the scheme.


For more information and an expression of interest form please email: kickstart@northants-chamber.co.uk


MEMBER BENEFITS


For full details of all the benefits available to chamber members, visit: www.chambermk.co.uk


CHAMBER FX Exclusive foreign exchange member package offering free health check, low transfer fees and free account opening. Key benefits include bank-beating exchange rates.


CHAMBER HEALTH PLAN Provided by Westfield Health, Chamber Primary Health Plan can give members cover from just £5.57 per employee, per month.


CHAMBER PROTECTION This includes four services: Chamber HR, Chamber Health & Safety, Chamber Legal and Chamber Tax. They include an advice line covering HR, employment law, legal, health & safety, tax and VAT, legal and health & safety documents and legal expenses insurance cover.


PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT THE KICKSTART SCHEME


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