There’s nothing a dog-lover likes more than talking about their four-legged friends and charity, Dogs for Good, is making the most of this by running an inspirational evening event at the beautiful Adlington Hall near Macclesfield on 26th September focusing on the phenomenal Power of Dogs.
Dogs for Good is a UK charity that brings dogs and people with disabilities together to help overcome specific challenges and enrich and improve the lives of both. The event aims to provide an interesting insight, from different viewpoints, into all that canine companions bring to the lives of humans.
Macclesfield-based assistance dog owner, Kim, who has congenital myopathy and is partnered with Dogs for Good black Labrador, Ike, says, “Without Ike, I would feel lost… you become as one; it’s a proper partnership. Ike helps me practically with tasks such as picking up things I’ve dropped or need such as remote controls, my phone etc. He even helps me off with my clothes! He’s broadened my horizons socially – people are always stopping to chat to us – and I feel privileged to have him in my life. ”
The Power of Dogs event will comprise short, powerful talks from well-known celebrities and academics including:
- Gemma Oaten – Emmerdale and Holby City actress
- Andy Biggar – leading UK dog photographer
- Clare Macintosh – Sunday Times best-selling author
- Dr Carri Westgarth – Lecturer in human-animal interaction
- Paul Woodward with assistance dog, Nita – Dogs for Good assistance dog owner
Dogs for Good Chief Executive, Peter Gorbing, comments: “It is the phenomenally powerful human-dog bond that opens up so many possibilities and positively influences the health and wellbeing of both people and their dogs. Although our focus is on supporting people with disabilities, our ideas and approaches to supporting dogs and people is highly relevant and applicable to the wider dog-owning public.”
A study carried out by the University of Lincoln, supported by Dogs for Good, found that dogs are saving the UK health sector an estimated £2.45bn a year; primarily the result of fewer visits to the doctor and improved mental wellbeing.
The event will take place at Adlington Hall and starts at 7pm through to 9pm. Tickets cost £10 each and all proceeds will go to support Dogs for Good’s life-changing work.
For more information and to book tickets, visit www.dogsforgood.org/powerofdogs. Alternatively, please call 01295 252600.