Woofability have now “completed the circle” by placing their first partnerships across Dorset and Hampshire.
Jenny Clarke says “ We are delighted to have placed our first seven dogs with new partners during the past three months. Bubba has been working with me full time for nine months and I know how much difference an assistance dog can make.
We will continue to transform the lives of more disabled partners in the coming months and years, our wonderful team of volunteers and sponsors have made everything possible. The past three years have been hard work for all of us but seeing our partnerships develop makes it all worthwhile.”
Donations can now be made electronically through BTMydonate.
Andy says “fundraising for sponsored events will be easier for those who prefer to use the internet. BTMydonate was chosed because they do not charge set up or handling fees so every pound raised comes directly to Woofability.
We have lots of sponsored events coming up and this will make life easier for our fundraisers and donors alike.”
To donate simply go to BTMydonate and choose Woofability as your chosen charity.
East Dorset District Council granted planning permission for the installation of new kennels and the fitting out of a new Training Room. We are now seeking funding to equip the new facility with improved insulation, heating and lighting so that we can train our dogs, socialisers and new partners in more comfortable surroundings. Trustee Matt Britten says “having the new facility will allow us to have a dedicated area which will allow the dogs to be more focused on their training, it will be a big step forward for the trainers, socialisers and new partners whilst they are getting used to working with a dog.”
Woofability has organised a Tandem Skydive Day on the 21st October 2012 at Old Sarum Airport near Salisbury. Jenny Clarke says “we are looking forward to an exhilarating day with lots of first time skydivers, you can join us by raising £400 sponsorship which includes the cost of your skydive, just call or email us for details.”
Twiggy met our Twiggy at a photoshoot in London and was so impressed with our work that she offered to become our Patron, she is also helping to sponsor “Boggle”, who is one of our latest recruits. Founder Jenny Clarke says “having Twiggy on board is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise our profile which will lead to Woofability being able to train more dogs for Dorset and Hampshire residents. Twiggy is a very busy person and we are grateful for the time she is giving to our cause.”
Bailey is a black labrador who has been donated by Lyn, a Poole resident who wants her beloved dog to help a disabled person in Dorset. Bailey is six months old and is our only trainee who is not a golden retriever, he is a very friendly and obedient dog and we are sure that he will make a great partner for someone in 18 months time.
We are very grateful to Lyn and know that she is very proud of Bailey’s progress, we shall be keeping in contact throughout his training and beyond.
Thank you for your generosity Lyn.