AN ISLE of Wight charity celebrated its fourth annual open day last Sunday (June 2).

Ability Dogs 4 Young People ­— which trains assistance dogs for disabled young people and children living on the IW ­— held the event at their training centre.

With lots to do, and plenty of puppies to stroke, the aim of the day was to show people what the charity does, and to help raise funds.

Entertainment included face painting, tombolas and a storytelling area, and Island author, Anne Holley, read snippets of her new book Alice, Where Are You?, donating £4 from every book sold to the charity.

Puppy parents, trainers and recipients of ability dogs were happy to explain to people what they do, and what their dog had done for them.

Carol Court, founder and chief executive, said: "The day was a great success, and it was lovely to invite everyone in to show them what these amazing and truly life changing ability dogs do for Island young people."

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