Welcome to our Annual Report and Accounts 2023
Since the Charity’s conception in 2008, Medical Detection Dogs (MDD) has shown remarkable growth and progress.
Our strategy to change the focus from our past work, which gained proof of concept that dogs can detect disease backed by robust empirical evidence, is progressing as planned. MDD is now concentrating on application of our knowledge, converting our research into tangible outcomes in the real world which save and transform peoples’ lives. We are delighted to report we are making progress in focusing our work where we believe our dogs will make the most difference. We look forward to continuing our journey and are excited about this new chapter.
Our activities in the year to March 2023 continued to be adversely affected by the difficult economic and fundraising implications of a post pandemic landscape, which resulted in a significant drop in income compared to the prior year, especially for Bio Detection research. This has presented us with many operational and financial challenges, but we have also learned a great deal about optimisation of our internal processes, and possible new applications for our work during this period. We have used this opportunity to assess, restructure, and streamline to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of our services, and to adapt to new ways of working and the opportunities and challenges that now exist. This has helped us make informed decisions about the progress that can be made in the short and longer term in delivering our charitable objectives and to map out our future direction. We have also invested in developing our fundraising team and activities to generate the vital income we need to maintain and grow our services.