The concert is organised by Rotary Club of Chandler’s Ford and Itchen Valley to raise money for Canine Partners.
Canine Partners is celebrating 25 years of transforming lives.
Canine Partners trains dogs to perform tasks such as opening and closing doors, undressing, pressing buttons, retrieving items, unloading washing machines, taking card and cash from ATMs and other everyday tasks that disabled people find difficult, painful or impossible to do for themselves.
There will be music from Tony Stace and a live demonstration of a Canine Partners dog carrying out some of the amazing tasks they do for their disabled partners, such as retrieving a phone, pulling a light switch and taking off items of clothing such as hat, socks and gloves.
Alison Bailey, volunteer at Canine Partners, said: “Gather your friends, family and colleagues and head to this charity concert in aid of Canine Partners.
“There will be a Canine Partners dog in attendance, tail wagging ready to say hello!”
“By attending you will be supporting the work of Canine Partners and helping to transform the lives of people with physical disabilities.”
Tickets are £5 and can be booked by calling Theo Sakkers on 0771 504 571 or Alison Bailey on 07712 047 140.
For more information about volunteering or fundraising for Canine Partners visit Canine Partners or call 08456 580 480.
About Canine Partners
Canine Partners is a registered charity that assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs, whose well-being is a key consideration.
More than 1.2 million people in the UK use a wheelchair, and a significant number of those would benefit from a canine partner.
The dogs are carefully matched to the applicant’s needs and lifestyle, no matter how challenging. They are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an emergency.
The Charity is working in partnership with Help for Heroes, and aims to train dogs to meet the needs of people with even the most complex disabilities including members of HM Armed Forces.
These life transforming dogs also provide practical, physiological, psychological and social benefits including increased independence and confidence as well as increased motivation and self-esteem. A canine partner also brings companionship, a sense of security and increases social interaction.
Canine Partners receives no government funding and is wholly dependent on public donations and legacies.
Never miss out on another blog post. Subscribe here:
Subscribe to Blog via Email