We are proud to support Canine Partners, we have pledged £7,500 in our first year across our network to help sustain the life changing programme of partnering assistance dogs, who provide security, companionship, and practical help, with those who need it most.
Canine Partners are a national charity who transform the lives of people with physical disabilities. They run a programme that carefully matches highly trained assistance dogs to the applicants’ needs and lifestyle, no matter how challenging, to allow them an exceptionally better way of life and stronger feeling of independence. The dogs are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and closing doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and fetching help in an emergency. They can even help people to get undressed and remove a card from an ATM!
Canine Partners also work in partnership with Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and other services organisations to provide assistance dogs for veterans and those wounded in service.
Canine Partners receive no government funding and rely solely on donations from the public and legacies. Their vital work currently supports 362 working partnerships across the UK at present with a total of 643 partnerships created in the past 25 years. Humberts will be the first UK wide estate agent to partner with a canine charity and we are proud to be able to help such a worthwhile cause.
Humberts have pledged £7,500 in their first year across their network to the charity. From now on staff will be participating in a range of fundraising activities to help reach this goal starting with ‘The Great Humberts Cycle’, a company wide launch event that will see offices mounting their static bikes and peddling a total of 1,215 miles, the combined distance between all 20 branches.
Every pound we can raise will help Canine Partners positively improve somebody’s quality of life and we are delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile causeIan Westerling, Managing Director, Humberts