Posted 9 months ago in the Corporate supporters category
Canine Partners is fortunate to be supported by fantastic corporate organisations who give their time, energy and funds to support our charity.
We were delighted to welcome Caremark Ltd Joint CEO Lisa Fyfe to our Training Centre near Loughborough to meet with our CEO Alex Lochrane. This was Lisa’s first visit to the centre – she toured the facilities and heard a talk from one of our wonderful partnerships.
Michael George, Director at Caremark Chelmsford and Uttlesford recently took part in Ford RideLondon-Essex 100, which involves cycling 100 miles. Michael raised an incredible £1050 for Canine Partners.
David Watson, Corporate Relationship Manager said: “It was wonderful to welcome Lisa to our Training Centre. We are very excited about our relationship with Caremark Ltd, to date they have raised £10,000 in donations and we are delighted that Caremark are sponsoring one of our future assistance dogs, Fudge, who is currently living with puppy parents. We look forward to meeting more of the Caremark team at our Training Centre where they will be able to hold team meetings, as well as undertake Corporate Volunteering Days.”
In 2022, we were chosen as Birds Bakery’s Charity of the Year. This amazing partnership ended in April 2023 and we are delighted to share that they raised an incredible £53,479.90 for Canine Partners by selling dog themed cupcakes, paw print lollipops and donating the money raised from the sale of their in-store plastic bags.
This money will make a huge difference to our work in training assistance dogs to support people with disabilities across the UK.
Lesley Bird Chief Operation Officer at Birds Bakery said: “As a family run business, community is one of our core values and we always endeavour to help those who need it the most and give back to those who support us. Canine Partners transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs – even playing a small part in this work through a donation is something we’re so proud of, and we know our customers are too. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with and supporting Canine Partners over the last year.”
Purina are a long standing corporate partner of Canine Partners and we are very grateful for their ongoing support for the charity. We joined the Purina Annual Conference in London where we engaged with Purina employees and celebrated the special partnership we have with them.
Purina employees hosted a fundraising day with a dog cuddle club and dog show, raising over £500 for Canine Partners. Earlier this month (June 2023) Purina employees raised funds for Canine Partners by walking over 23 miles on the South Downs Walk.
Priya Hamilton, Corporate Affairs Manager at Purina Petcare said: “Purina are proud to be a corporate partner of Canine Partners for over 20 years. During this time we have sponsored their dogs and created many life changing partnerships together. We’ve undertaken fundraising activities, offered our volunteering time and sponsored various events. A wonderful charity to support, which really transforms the lives of disabled people by the provision of specially trained dogs”
This summer, to raise awareness of the positive impact the pet human bond can have on mental health, Purina is launching their ‘Changing Lives Together’ campaign for Canine Partners. The campaign showcases Canine Partners people and dogs to raise awareness and vital funds for the charity and will be on social media during June and July. Find out more here.
Our amazing corporate supporter Kew Electrical has organised four golf days across the UK this summer to raise funds for Canine Partners. Two of these golf days have already raised more than £2,500 and we would like to thank all the employees, guests and suppliers of Kew Electrical who are taking part.
All the funds raised from the Kew Electrical Golf Days will support the training of their sponsored dog Kew (pictured left).
Pets at Home VIP Lifeline Vouchers
We are very grateful to the Pets at Home customers who choose Canine Partners to be the recipients of VIP Life Line Vouchers. The vouchers are used to purchase toys and treats for our assistance dogs in training, as well as help us create starter packs to give to our new partnerships.
It is vital that we have the right equipment so that we can continue to train our dogs to the highest standard and ensure all of their welfare needs are met. Pets at Home VIP Lifeline Vouchers help us to achieve this and we would be thrilled if you could choose Canine Partners to benefit from lifeline points. Find out more at petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/vip
Pictured below: Darwin enjoying some down-time in between training sessions with his snake toy purchased using Pets at Home VIP Lifeline vouchers.