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Canine Partners appoints new fundraiser


Canine Partners, a charity specialising in providing highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, is today announcing the appointment of Lindsay Hurrell as Community Fundraiser for Essex. The charity is also hoping to open a Satellite Office in Essex later this year to address the growing local demand for Canine Partners.

Lindsay HurrellLindsay has extensive experience in the fundraising sector. As part of her new role with Canine Partners, Lindsay will be responsible for fundraising and raising awareness of the charity throughout Essex.

“I am very passionate about the kind of work I do and feel this role will be both challenging and rewarding,” comments Lindsay. “In the short space of time I have been with Canine Partners, I have seen how amazing these dogs are and the effect they have on the life of someone with disabilities – bringing the first of many tears to my eyes! There are many ways that people in the local community can help, for example organising your own event like a quiz night, coffee morning or luncheon; or simply by giving a donation.”

Canine Partners already has four partnerships in Essex, but is hoping to increase this as part of its ambitious goal to train 40 new assistance dogs nationwide this year. Stephanie Flower from Essex has progressive hereditary spastic paraplegia and has to use a wheelchair most of the time. Stephanie was partnered with Frodo in April 1999 and hasn’t looked back since. “Thanks to Frodo, I have my independence back. He is my life and I could not manage without him. The tasks Frodo helps me with are endless, but include emptying the washing into the basket, letting the cat out, paying at the supermarket checkout and pressing pedestrian crossing buttons.”

Canine Partners is always looking for applicants, volunteers, fundraisers and Puppy Parents. If you can help support us locally please contact Lindsay on 07876 135098. For further information on Canine Partners please visit www.caninepartners.co.uk or call 08456 580480.