A DONATION of £10,000 has been made to Dogs for the Disabled by the new LV= Member Community Fund.

The grant is the first to be made by the organisation, which was launched in August and will donate the same amount four times a year.

It was created to help make a significant and lasting difference to charities, good causes or people nominated by an LV= member.

Any member can make a nomination, which is then assessed by a small independent committee that recommends who will receive funding.

The charity’s corporate partnership manager Cathryn Simpson said: “Dogs for the Disabled is delighted to be the first recipient of an LV= Member Community Fund Grant and we’re very grateful for this amazing gift of £10,000.”