Early 2017 Sargeant Partnership decided that we wanted to do a Fundraising project. We didn’t just want to raise money we wanted to fund a set project so that the firm could see the end result and how it benefited someone.
After researching various options it was decided that we would undertake to raise £20,000 to fund a Canine Partner Dog through its training and working life. These amazing dogs assist people living with physical disabilities go about their day to day life by assisting or carrying out many tasks most of us take for granted.
In order to raise the fund we will be undertaking various challenges and organising events.
The Canine Partner Charity is a UK charity that transforms the lives of people living with disabilities by providing and training these assistance dogs. Each dog is trained to meet the needs of individuals with even the most complex physical disabilities. Funds raised by Sargeant Partnership will go towards paying for the advanced training of one dog who will be called Sargeant to be able to bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partner, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem.
The Charity’s vision is for a day when every disabled person in the UK has the opportunity to be partnered with one of their amazing assistance dogs. As Canine Partners receives no government funding, they rely solely on public donations and legacies to keep creating these life-transforming partnerships. If you would like to know more please click on the below link.
THE STORY SO FAR
Our fund raising story started on 21st March 2017 when Elaine Beal and Jo Hopgood visited the Canine Partner Training Centre at Heyshott, West Sussex for a CP information day. Here they met some existing Canine Partnerships, heard talks, met staff and volunteers of the charity and (most special of all) got to meet some of the dogs currently in training. The day was extremely informative and both ladies were moved to tears during a speech given by one lady about how her Canine Partner has changed her life and made it worth living again.
Soon after the fundraising began……………
There has been:
- A Quiz Night
- 2 Bake Sales
- A Sponsored Walk
- A Charity Ball
In addition Jane Croxton has done a Sponsored Glow In the Dark Walk, Fiona Knapp made an amazing cushion which was auctioned and there is an on going Tuck Shop in the office run by Sara Harrison and Dress Down Fridays.
All of the staff have got involved and we have received many generous donations from clients and contacts.
As at 3rd November 2017 our raising total was £8,462.
For the last few months our fundraising has been very quiet although the tuck shop and dress down days continued. We are now approximately half way through with nearly £10,000 raised so far.
We are hoping that the next few of months will see us smash through the half way stage and be well on the way to achieving the next £10,000 and of course our £20,000 target.
We are having our second quiz night on 21st June 2018 where we will be launching our Summer 2018 Photographic Competition.
If you are interested in our fundraising and have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate please use the following link. www.justgiving.com/sargeantpartnership