Thank you for your interest in leaving a gift in your Will to Canine Partners.

 

By including a gift for Canine Partners in your Will, you will enable us to continue responding to growing demand for assistance dogs to bring greater independence to people with physical disabilities throughout the UK.

 

Your commitment to the long term future of Canine Partners is so important to us and will give us the secure knowledge that, going forward, we are able to continue our work.

James (pictured) has told us how canine partner Winter has turned his life around since they were partnered in February 2012. Read his story here. 

 

It is stories like James and Winter’s that encourage us to keep striving to create more partnerships each year. We are receiving more applications than at any time in our history, and we know this demand will continue to grow.

 

We know that making or changing a Will requires some consideration. We are also aware that this is a sensitive and personal matter. Undoubtedly, your family and friends will be your first consideration. But if you can also remember Canine Partners, no matter what the amount, we can assure you that it will make all the difference to the lives of people with disabilities, who are still waiting for their gift of independence.
Having a Will can also ensure that your estate is divided by your wishes, and not by the law. It means that at a very difficult time, your family need not be burdened by decisions. Instead, they will be comforted by the knowledge that all is as you wished it to be.
The truth is that, depending on the current tax laws, leaving a gift to charity in your Will may reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly.

 

We always advise that you see a solicitor to help you draw up, or amend, your Will.  If you would like to speak with us initially to find out what kind of gift you could leave, and how that will help us in the future, please contact Cat or Sara in our Legacies team either by telephoning 01730 716018, or email legacies@caninepartners.org.uk.

 

Should you choose to make a lasting and meaningful gift to Canine Partners, please let us know. This will help us to plan for the future with a greater degree of confidence.

 

Thank you so much for your interest in, and support of Canine Partners, because without people like you, we simply wouldn’t exist. Your gift, no matter how large or small, really can make a difference in the lives that follow.

 

 

What your gift could help us do in future:
• £100 could provide a canine partnership with one aftercare visit
• £800 could purchase a puppy for training
• £1,200 could house and feed one dog on-site during advanced training
• £4,000 could assess, train and match an individual on our waiting list with a canine partner
• £10,000 could train a puppy over 18 months, ready to be partnered
• £20,000 could create and support a canine partnership – training both puppy and individual and providing lifetime aftercare

Latest News

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.

CEO's Blog

The London Marathon - an alternative view

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 kennelling.

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 catharvey@caninepartners.org.uk

Jobs available at the new centre will be advertised on our Vacancies page here: Work for us

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