We are delighted to announce that Support Dogs will be our chosen charity for 2021!

Support Dogs is a national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.

They specialise in three specific programmes:

  • Autism assistance dogs for children with autism. The dogs are trained to provide safety for the child and reduce stress in social environments.
  • Seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy. The dogs are trained to provide a 100% reliable, up to 50 minute warning prior to the onset of an epileptic seizure. This enables people to find safety and be in control over their seizure, allowing a much more independent life.
  • Disability assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities. The client’s own pet dog is trained to perform tasks which are specifically tailored to their individual needs, providing them with greater independence and safety.

At Five Wealth we have seen first-hand the impact this charity can have on people’s lives.  One of our Directors, Steve Jordan and his family have been provided a wonderful Autism assistance dog called Thunda (see below) who supports Steve’s son Franklin.

It takes up to two years and £23,000 to train each dog and Five Wealth want to try and raise as much as we can to help this amazing charity train more dogs to help more people and families like Steve’s.

 

To find out more about Support Dogs and the work they do see their website  www.supportdogs.org.uk

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March 15, 2021 Post by Stephen Jordan
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