Persimmon backs police dog memorial in Pollok Park

Persimmon Homes is supporting a Glasgow charity raising funds for a special memorial dedicated to police dogs across Scotland.

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Scottish Police Dog Memorial founder  Officer Carrie-Ann McNab's dog Bodie
Scottish Police Dog Memorial founder Officer Carrie-Ann McNab's dog Bodie

The charity, Scottish Police Dog Memorial, received £1,000 from Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative, a scheme that hands out £64,000 each month to support groups and charities in the areas that the business is building new homes across the country.

Set up to raise £35,000, Scottish Police Dog Memorial, plans to commission a piece of artwork to honour Police dogs of Scotland past, present and future.

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The artwork will be located near to the Police Dog Training Centre in Pollock Country Park and will feature a sculpture of a Belgian Malinois police dog by British sculptor John Doubleday.

Police Dog Officer Carrie-Ann McNab said: “We are delighted to receive this kind donation from Persimmon. It takes us one step closer to our target.

“Having seen a similar memorial unveiling in England I was keen to raise funds for something that specifically recognises police dogs across Scotland.

“So far £22,000 has been raised through donations, sponsored events and auctions and this generous donation has given us a real boost – thank you.”

Chris Logan, managing director at Persimmon Homes West Scotland, said: “The application from Carrie-Anne was a reminder of the important work carried out by these incredible dogs and we are proud to help with funds for a fitting tribute to their bravery.”

Persimmon Homes in West Scotland is currently building homes at The Boulevard in Pollockshaws and Sycamore Park in Darnley.