A charity which trains assistance dogs has launched an ambitious plan to double their provision.

Dogs for Good helps people with a wide range of disabilities maintain their independence by providing a four legged helper.

The new campaign 'Imagine If' asks people to imagine if having a disability made you feel invisible, and asks for donations to help train assistance dogs to counter this.

Letters will be delivered to 75,000 households from November 18 asking for donations.

It costs the charity less than £5 to provide a support hound for a day. The dogs provide practical support like opening automatic doors, lifting items , fetching post and reminding people to take their medication, among other things.

Peter Gorbing, Dogs for Good chief executive, said: “Imagine if everyday tasks were so challenging or physically demanding they affected your quality of life.

“A quarter of disabled people say they do not frequently have choice and control over their daily lives.

We are appealing to people in Swindon to help us to train and provide more amazing, life-changing dogs.”