Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Charity auction for Canine Partners

As some of you may know I have a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which causes hypermobile joints, pain, fatigue and a whole heap of other symptoms.  I have become quite disabled by this condition to the point where I need assistance to do many tasks that most people take for granted.

Last year I came across a charity called Canine Partners.  They provide disabled people with trained assistance dogs.  The dogs are absolutely amazing!  They can fetch the post, open doors, even empty the washing machine.  I spoke to my family about it and we agreed that I should apply for a dog.  I went through the assessment process and I have been placed on the waiting list.

It costs £20,000 to train and support a Canine Partner through their working life and I wanted to give something back.  I wasn't sure how I could fund raise, I'm too sick to run a marathon or jump out of a plane so I looked at what I can do best.  Crochet!

I made this blanket in purple (to match the Canine Partners logo) and cream, I chose a chunky acrylic yarn which is very soft, warm and easy to care for.  It measure 48" square and it would be great for snuggling up in your favourite arm chair on a cold winters evening.  

I've listed the blanket on eBay with 100% of the proceeds going to Canine Partners.  If you want to buy a great blanket and support and even greater cause then please bid.  The auction ends at 6pm on Monday 24th October.

If you'd like to make a donation or learn more about Canine Partners then please visit their website:

Thank you!

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