A borough based charity is embarking on a quest to raise £6,000 to help buy a youngster a specially trained dog.
The Angels of the North, based in Whitley Bay, is raising the funds under the banned of Harry’s Shadow, for three-year-old Harry Box, from Seaton Sluice, who suffers from Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Disorder.
The charity’s honorary chief executive officer, Barbara Connors-Fowler, said: “I have been greatly impressed by the efforts that the whole family are making to improve the quality of Harry’s life, which is why we have chosen ‘Harry’s Shadow’ as the 110th cause it is supporting.”
Service Dogs Europe offers children like Harry specialist trained dogs to help with daily battles.
A fully-trained dog costs £6,090 and will remain with Harry during his developing years and beyond.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/harrys-shadow