Charity Golf Event
If this photo does not give you the Wow factor then I am not sure what will! I know many of you have seen little Kipling on my Facebook page but for those who have not, he looks so adorable!
I held a charity golf day in July benefiting Canine Partners which was based upon the work I had witnessed from these amazing assistance dogs. They form a long-lasting partnership and can simply change the lives of many wheelchair users providing independence and companionship.
I also work closely with the Help for Heroes Recovery Centres providing and setting up a variety of golf events for injured personnel and veterans, with the launch of my inaugural Golf Fore Recovery trophy earlier this year. The 2015 date has been announced but we will send out a release in the hope of attracting some financial and prize backing.
It is this connection that prompted me to host a Canine fund-raising day to purchase a puppy being the goal, which was superb day despite the persistent rain! There is a link between Help for Heroes and Canine partners which I was keen to forge, having been in attendance when Canine partners visited the Recovery centre I was determined to host a day with my friends to at least give a puppy a chance to make the difference to someone’s life.
The day commenced with a clinic which I delivered on awkward lies which was followed by 18 holes then a talk and display demonstrating the partnership skills by Canine Partners
I was appreciative to have the backing of Lynx Golf, Cants Roses and GreenSleeve Golf who donated some prizes for the day but above all the 30 clients and friends who supported the day were amazing without their attendance this would not have been possible. The money raised from the day which included a raffle just about covered the required amount to purchase Kipling. He has just been allocated a puppy parent who will start him off on his destiny with the dream of becoming a fully trained and qualified assistance dog. He will after approximately 14 months be relocated for the final and more intense part of his training, after which time we will all find out if he has been successful.
I will be arranging another day August or very early September with the hope to finance pat of his continued training, I will keep you updated but please keep an eye on my Twitter and Facebook page.
We can only keep our fingers crossed, I am hoping to see Kipling in a few weeks I will pass on your best wishes and let him know we are all right behind him!
Thank you everyone for your support