Writtle News

Animal Studies student presents Canine Partners with charitable donation

July 2012

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

At the recent Further Education Presentation Day, students from Animal Studies courses presented Canine Partners with a cheque for funds raised following a charity day held at the Titchmarsh Centre.

The charity day held in April for Canine Partners, included tours of the animal unit, quiz and games stalls, cake stalls, fancy dress, male leg waxing and dog training and agility demonstrations. Altogether the students raised £310 for the charity during the four hour session.

Canine Partners are a charity that trains assistance dogs for disabled people, and Emily Lawrence, Canine Partners Puppy Satellite Co-ordinator / Trainer in Essex commented: "We were delighted that the Animal Studies students decided to organise a charity day for Canine Partners. We hold our weekly training sessions at Writtle College, which is an ideal base. Such fundraising activities will help us to continue to train more assistance dogs to change the lives of people with disabilities in the county."

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Pictured: Christine Smiley from Canine Partners with George, her puppy in training, student Jonathon Hanbury and Head of Further Education Andy Sparks