Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town are always keen to help out local children in need. Together the hotels are long time supporters of “Pestra spolecnost”, an organization which helps adults and children with disabilities to thrive with the help of assistance dogs.
In 2013 Jakub and assistance dog Bentley were supported through funds raised from the sales of Ducks for Change in the hotels. This year the teams at the hotels have supported training of two assistance dogs; Labrador Falco and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Rosie (still in training).
Falco will help nine-year old boy Jindra. Jindra suffers from cerebral palsy and heart surgery. Falco was officially adopted by Jindra and his family at a celebration event at Hilton Prague hotel.
Retriever Rosie is currently undergoing training. When she is fully trained, she will be adopted by Julia, who also has cerebral palsy, and her family. The dogs will help the children in their day to day lives, with activities such as collecting fallen items from the floor, opening doors and drawers, assisting with standing up and balancing, improvement of delicate movement skills which will develop through contact with an animal, and speech therapy through interaction and issuing commands.