Blimey! It’s been a busy couple of weeks! I reckon the last time I spoke to you, we were about to head up to Crufts, which seems like an age away now. Didn’t Katy & Folly do us absolutely proud?! I lose count of the people who contacted us, so inspired were they by their story. Other highlights were our Main Arena display, which was broadcast live on YouTube, and a hectic time on our stand resulting in nearly £4,000 in donations and merchandise sales. We almost added to this figure because staunch volunteer Suzetta couldn’t get the hang of the posh new electronic till, and tried charging several people £4,950 for a tea towel (They’re good, but they’re not that good). Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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