Graduation with a Twist!

17th November 2014

Charity Support Dogs will be holding a special Graduation and Awards Ceremony on the 23rd November.

Unlike the Sheffield Universities it will be their clients and highly trained specialist dogs receiving their cap and gown. Their Graduation and Awards Ceremony is also used to celebrate the achievements of their wonderful supporters and volunteers who have gone the extra mile to make all their work possible. Support Dogs, based in Sheffield, trains assistance dogs to help transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities, epilepsy and children with autism. For the past 22 years Support Dogs have worked tirelessly to partner over 200 adults and children with their assistance dogs and 2014 is no exception with an amazing 9 new partnerships made. One partnership that will be attending is Jacob and Minta, pictured above. 8 year old Jacob, has a severe form of autism meaning that he struggles to communicate or express his feelings. His mother Susan tells us -Jacob was a very lonely little boy who had no friends. It was horrible to see how isolated and lonely he was. For the family it was difficult because everyday life would cause him great stress. It broke my heart every day. -Since Minta entered our family the change has been phenomenal. She has opened Jacob's world up and she makes him happy and calm every day. Jacob has gone from wanting to be invisible to growing in confidence every day. Every Jacob needs a Minta. The charity's celebration of these wonderful partnerships will take place at the stunning Tankersley Manor in Barnsley from 11am until 4pm. If you would like to sponsor the event or find our more information then please contact lauren.sweeney@supportdogs.org.uk .

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