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.
The next event is an ONLINE PETLESS PET SHOW (photographic competition), we are also planning a Christmas Raffle and our second Quiz Night to take place in the spring.
If you are interested in our fundraising and have any questions please email fundraising@ sargeantpartnership.com
If you would like to donate please use the following link. www.justgiving.com/sargeantpartnership