First BIG Bluebell Dog Walk
Our first BIG Bluebell Dog Walk of the season took place this Sunday in London, launching a record number of walks for 2014. There are 14 walks to choose from all over the country with the first at leafy Eltham Park South, Eltham in London. Organiser Julia Milligan invited walkers to join her for the hour-long stroll through the bluebells at the Glenesk Road park from 10.30am. The BIG Bluebell Dog Walk enjoyed a scenic hour long walk to raise funds and awareness for the Charity.
Solidering On with Steve and Kizzie
Saturday night saw one of our favourite partnerships take centre stage at the Soldiering On Awards in Central London. Steve and canine partner Kizzie were honoured at the annual event and named winner of the Soldiering On Canine Award 2014. The former Royal Navy Petty Officer had won a public vote to take the title. Readers of the Sunday Mirror as well as the huge family that is Canine Partners supporters and volunteers chose the partnership to lift the coveted title.
Passing the baton for Canine Partners
One of our partnerships and two puppy parents have been chosen to play their part in the Queen's Baton Relay as part of the celebrations for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer. Zoe McLean and Remus and dedicated puppy parents Lorraine Bonnar and Graham Smith have been selected to carry the baton on its way to launch the XX Games. The baton left Buckingham Palace on 9 October last year and will travel to 70 Commonwealth countries before it arrives in Scotland for the opening ceremony in Glasgow on 23 July.
Andy Cook - Monday, April 14, 2014
Well what an amazing day!! If anyone ever gives you the chance to take part in the London Marathon, grab it with both hands first, and think of the pain afterwards, as a necessary evil of participating in a once in a lifetime experience. I never dreamed my name would get pulled out of the hat - only one in seven do - and I must admit I had very mixed feelings when it did, last October, as your life is then committed to a winter of training. But w Read More
Canine Partners’ Leicestershire Training Centre
Canine Partners needs to raise £3.1million to build a second Training Centre in
order to train more dogs and change more lives.
We have purchased a site in a village called Osgathorpe, halfway between Ashby-de-la-Zouch
and Loughborough, which has a range of barns, outbuildings and associated land.
The plan is to replace the barns and adapt some of the outbuildings to create the
specialised buildings we need.
Having a Midlands Training Centre will not only increase our output, it will also
make the charity far more accessible for those on our waiting list who are unable
to make the long journey to our centre in West Sussex. 42% of the applications
we received last year were from people living in the mid and northern regions of
the UK. Many of our existing partnerships will also benefit from being able to
receive support from the new centre.
The site will consist of a training centre and office facilities, fully accessible accommodation and
This is an extremely exciting time for Canine Partners and we would be delighted
to receive your support.
For more information about this project, please contact Cat Harvey on 01730 716018
or email email@example.com.
Jobs available at the new centre will be advertised on our Vacancies page here: Work for us