A NEW celebrity ambassador has joined the Dogs for Good team to promote the Banbury charity's work training life-changing assistance dogs.

Sky Golf presenter Sarah Stirk, who has a pet Labrador called Mia, signed up to promote the charity's work following its 2016 Christmas appeal in The Times.

She said: "It was incredibly inspiring to read how through a special bond with a dog, people who are facing enormous challenges in their day to day lives were now more independent and able to do things that had previously seemed to be impossible.

"I am really looking forward to being able to offer my support in the future."

Dogs for Good trains assistance dogs and community dogs to transform the lives of children and adults with disabilities and autism.

In the future Ms Stirk will help with a number of events, including fundraisers and the charity's 30th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

Dogs for Good director of marketing Lucy Vincent said: "We’re thrilled that Sarah’s going to lend her support by being an ambassador for Dogs for Good.

"Sadly we can’t help everyone who needs us. Support like Sarah’s is vital in helping more people to know about what we do and lending further support.”