PEOPLE are being encouraged to support an assistance dog charity which has a Mid Cheshire woman a new lease of life.

Canine Partners special-ises in providing trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, and is calling on residents to support its Paws to Give Campaign.

Regularly giving to the charity will help to transform the lives of people like Miriam Cartledge from Northwich, whose canine partner Kruger helps her with every day tasks.

She said: 'I feel very fortunate to have received a dog from Canine Partners, he is my rock.'

The Campaign is asking for donations of £5 per month. For information visit or call 08456 580480.