Partners, the registered charity which trains assistance dogs
to help people with disabilities, is delighted to announce that
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited their headquarters
at Steep Marsh, near Petersfield, Hampshire, at 2.00 pm on Wednesday,
Accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mrs Mary Fagan, His Royal Highness was met by Chairman of the Trustees Mrs Nicky Pendleton, the Chief Executive Mr Terry Knott and two Vice Presidents, Mr Roger Jefcoate and Mr Chris Moon.
After meeting Trustees and staff, His Royal Highness saw a demonstration of how Canine Partners' assistance dogs are trained to transform the lives of people with disabilities, by Ms Nina Bondarenko Programme Director.
Terry Knott gave a presentation on the new Centre located at Heyshott, Midhurst and His Royal Highness then had the opportunity to talk informally to Trustees and staff before departing at 3.30 pm.
Mrs Nicky Pendleton says "We are all so glad that His Royal Highness came to visit us. As a small charity, it is vital for our growth and success that we raise awareness of the wonderful work that Canine Partners does for disabled people".