Get active and challenge yourself in aid of Canine Partners this year

canine partners Reading Half Marathon Team

If you are looking for a new challenge this year then why not get active with Canine Partners and transform disabled people’s lives in the process?

Assistance dog charity Canine Partners has places ready to be snapped up in the Reading Half Marathon, Brighton Marathon, Tough Mudder, Ride London, Forth Road Bridge Abseil and Para Tri.

Holly Bryan, Events and Challenge Co-ordinator, said: “We are looking for people of all abilities who are willing to take on a challenge this year in aid of Canine Partners. All we ask is that you give something back by raising money for us through sponsorship.

“We have places available for many events during 2016 but we can also support you if you have your own place and wish to fundraise for Canine Partners.

“This year we are delighted to announce that we are an official charity of the Reading Half Marathon and our gold package means that we have 30 guaranteed places as well as use of the Reading FC Players’ Lounge.

“By supporting Canine Partners you will be joining our amazing ‘purple army’ team who are helping us to change people’s lives for the better.”

The national charity trains amazing dogs to help with everyday tasks disabled people would otherwise find difficult, painful or impossible including opening doors, undressing, pressing buttons, unloading the washing machine and fetching help in an emergency. The assistance dogs also increase independence, confidence and provide loving companionship.

Paul Sparrow, who ran the London Marathon for Canine Partners last year, said: “The support I have received from the crowds and the Charity were fantastic and if one person saw my vest and googled Canine Partners to learn more about them, then it will have been worthwhile.”

For more information about taking on a challenge in aid of Canine Partners please visit caninepartners.org.uk/challenges, or contact Holly by emailinghollyb@caninepartners.org.uk or calling 01730 716013.

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