A French paraglide challenge: Anne’s Fundraising Story

Posted 3 weeks ago in the Challenges, Volunteers and fundraisers categories

Anne, aged 79, is set to take on a blood-pumping paraglide challenge in France this August to raise vital funds for the charity that transformed her life.

Anne, aged 79, decided to raise vital funds for the assistance dog charity that transformed her life by partnering her with canine partner Casey.

Anne, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, is set to take on a paraglide challenge in France this August as part of her 80th birthday celebrations.

Of the blood-pumping challenge, Anne says:
“I want to support Canine Partners as I really believe in the work that they do. Casey is my second assistance dog through the charity and she means the absolute world to me.”

Anne, who turns 80 in October, was born with Cerebral palsy and has never been able to walk. She was partnered with canine partner Casey, a yellow Labrador X Golden Retriever, in April 2017.

“Being in a wheelchair can be quite lonely but now Casey gives me the confidence to get outside and other dog walkers actually speak to me. Casey is a very special dog and has become quite a celebrity in the small market town where I live.”

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