A CHARITY that provides assistance dogs to change people's lives has lined up a series of speakers for an event in Oxford.

Dogs for Good has arranged an evening talk at Wolfson College next Thursday, May 24, focussing on the theme 'the power of dogs'.

It will run from 7pm until 9pm and will include talks by representatives of the Kennel Club, Spinal Injuries Association, Company of Animals and Dogs for Good.

The Banbury-based organisation trains and provides accredited assistance dogs to people with physical disabilities and children with autism.

It has organised the talk as the first in a series of events to mark its 30th anniversary.

The charity's chief executive Peter Gorbing said: "The special human-dog bond opens up so many possibilities and positively influences the health and wellbeing of both people and their dogs.

"Although our focus is on supporting people with disabilities, our ideas and approaches to supporting dogs and people is highly relevant and applicable to the wider dog-owning public."

Three further evening events will take place in different locations across the UK throughout the year, including Manchester on June 6, London on October 31 and Cambridge on November 15.

Tickets cost £10 each and all proceeds will support Dogs for Good's work helping to pair dogs with people in need.

Tickets are available online for Oxford and can be booked by visiting dogsforgood.org/powerofdogs, or by calling 01295 262600.