Our Charities for 2018
Every year at the AGM, our members decide the charities our fundraising will go to that year. Proceeds from Society fun evenings, bring and buy sales, coffee and cake evenings, etc., will be split equally between these charities at the end of the year. The recipient charities for this year's fundraising efforts are:
The Cinnamon Trust
The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering.
The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of over 15,000 community service volunteers has been established to provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem - for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner.
Medical Detection Dogs
Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.
Our bio detection dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases, such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Medical Detection Dogs uses the amazing power of the dogs’ nose to detect human diseases. Our research is based on the dogs’ ability to detect minute odour traces created by diseases. Our Medical Alert Assistance dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event. Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to help people with life-threatening health conditions, giving them greater independence and above all saving their lives on a daily basis.
Canine Partners assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life and, where possible, to help them into education and employment, through the provision of specially trained dogs for the disabled.
More than 1.2 million people in the UK use a wheelchair, and a significant number of those would benefit from a canine partner.
Canine Partners tailor make each dogs to each applicant’s individual needs, training them 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.
Canine Partners train dogs for the disabled with even the most complex conditions 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.