Fareham fundraiser Bev raises £1,000 by sewing face masks

Posted 6 months ago in the A big thank you, Volunteers and fundraisers categories

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bev has been busy making face masks to raise vital funds for Canine Partners.

Bev has been a long time supporter ever since the secondary school class she taught was treated to a demonstration by one of our amazing dogs, Hector.

Later, when her father became a wheelchair user following a severe stroke, she became far more aware of the difficulties people face when they live with physical limitations and how a dog can make such an empowering change. So, when she retired, she became a speaker and fundraiser for the charity.

For Canine Partner’s 30th anniversary year, she had lots of dates in her diary for talks and events, but sadly these were cancelled due to the country going into lockdown. So Bev turned her hand and her sewing machine to making face coverings, offering them for free, but with a gentle nudge to donate. She has now raised a fantastic £1,000 and has also spread the word about our work by inviting people to watch our video of Sally Whitney and her canine partner Ethan.

Bev is still being asked for masks so will keep sewing, and she is also looking forward to getting back out into the community to share her enthusiasm for Canine Partners. Thank you Bev for all your hard work and commitment!

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