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Could you make a wish come true?

Would you like to take part in an event that is going to take place on the 29th September, 2002? Have you ever heard of an organisation called Make-A-Wish Foundation? They have one simple aim - to grant the wishes of children aged 3-18 suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

A wish granted is true magic for the child and provides happy memories for all the family and respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Regardless of the nature, cost or complexity of a wish they are fully committed to providing the maximum level of care and enjoyment for the children and their families. The Academy of Dog Training & Behaviour, are staging a two minute Sponsored Stay event on the 29th September, 2002.

The object of the event is two-fold. 1. To try to raise an enormous amount of money for the foundation. 2.To highlight the good that can be achieved through responsible dog ownership. The challenge has been logged with the GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS as a record breaking attempt, and details will be published on their website soon. Every person who takes part in the event will receive a certificate from the Make a Wish Foundation So what can you do to help? Apply to our Head Office for sponsorship packs. The packs include a brochure about the foundation, advertising posters, plus as many sponsor forms as you request.

Then you go off and recruit as many people as you can to take part in the event, which can take place in any place of your choice, provided someone is there to verify the number of dogs that have attempted and succeeded in the challenge. Place a poster in Vets surgeries, pet shops etc and ask all your dog club members to join in. As there are shows booked for the 29th Sept, would show secretaries be prepared to put a sponsorship form in with their schedules? and perhaps locate a spot on the showground where people could do their stay?

Could you help us to raise more funds by finding companies who may be willing to sponsor the event? All companies who give sponsorship will be listed on the ADTB website after the event. If you would like to help to make just one Wish Come True please apply for an information pack now, by contacting Academy of Dog Training, 7 Chillingham Court, High Grange, Billingham, Cleveland TS23 3UT.
Further details can be found on our website from May, 2002.
Please – make a wish page.