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SHEFFIELD DOGGIES PADDLE TO TRANSFORM LIVES OF DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS

02/06/2014 : SHEFFIELD DOGGIES PADDLE TO TRANSFORM LIVES OF DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS Aquavet Animal Hydrotherapy Centre Annual Doggy Swimathon takes place this weekend (Saturday 7 June 2014), to raise funds this year for Sheffield based charity Support Dogs. Over 30 dogs will be taking part in the Swimathon, each swimming for fifteen minutes and aiming to raise over £2000 in sponsorship. Lisa Dobson,…

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AT GRIPPLE BLUNKETT LEARNS ABOUT EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP BENEFITS FOR ALL

25/05/2014 : AT GRIPPLE BLUNKETT LEARNS ABOUT EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP BENEFITS FOR ALL   While visiting Gripple HQ, David Blunkett and  his handsome guide dog, Cosby not only learnt about the manufacturer’s unique employee ownership culture but also the staff’s fundraising effort for a charity which trains dogs to support people with disabilities.   Following a walk around the factory floor…

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Support Dogs Magazine Spring/ Summer 2014

26/02/2014 : Read about the life changing work of Support Dogs and how you can support it, in our Aura magazine. The spring/summer issue is available here.

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Marathon entrants in the running for top gym prize

02/01/2014 : Marathon entrants in the running for top gym prize City runners are in with a chance of winning a top fitness prize to help them prepare for one of Sheffield’s biggest sporting events - the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon. Fitness Unlimited is giving away a three-month membership to the lucky runner who enters the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon before Monday, January 6 –…

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Sheffield school pupils on their marks for Fun Run launch

02/01/2014 : Sheffield school pupils on their marks for Fun Run launch Pupils from a Sheffield school helped to get the SIG Insulation Sheffield Fun Run off to a sprint start at a special launch event. Youngsters from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College helped to launch the popular annual race, which takes place alongside one of the city’s biggest participation events - the SIG Insulation Sheffield…

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National storage provider aids city half marathon move

05/12/2013 : National storage provider aids city half marathon move A national storage provider is lending a helping hand to one of Sheffield’s leading sporting events to home race equipment and promotion materials whilst they relocate. The company, Armadillo Self Storage, is providing the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon with six months of free storage as the race moves home from Don Valley Stadium…

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Don Valley is still home for Sheffield Half Marathon

28/11/2013 : Don Valley is still home for Sheffield Half Marathon The city’s biggest participation event, the Sheffield Half Marathon, will remain in the Don Valley in 2014. The race will start and finish in the Don Valley Bowl, which is next door to Don Valley Stadium, the event’s home for the past 21 years. The move to the open air grass bowl starts a new chapter in the history of Sheffield Half…

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?Woof to Wash? - world?s first dog operated washing machine

22/11/2013 : ‘Woof to Wash’ - world’s first dog operated washing machine The world’s first ‘Woof to Wash’ washing machine – activated by a dog’s bark – launches in Sheffield on Friday November 22. Two year-old golden Labrador Duffy, a specialist assistance dog trained by national charity Support Dogs, will be demonstrating the revolutionary machine at the organisation’s…

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Lord Mayor meets local V.I.P (Very Important Puppy)

25/10/2013 : The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Vickie Priestley, was guest of honour at a drinks reception held by Sheffield based, national charity Support Dogs last week. Support Dogs trains and provides specialist assistance dogs to increase independence and the quality of life for children and adults affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disability. The Lord Mayor met and listened…

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Autumn/Winter Newsletter out now

25/10/2013 : Supports Dogs' Autumn/Winter newsletter is now available This issue has client stories, details about events and our annual awards and dog graduation ceremony. You can download a copy by following this link    

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Support Dogs changed my life

25/10/2013 : Earlier this year Support Dogs changed the life of Layla Bazan and her son Brady, who has autism. In this letter Layla explains the impact that Support Dogs have had and appeals for your support. 

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Support Dogs Shortlisted for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Charity of the Year award.

29/08/2013 : Support Dogs has been Shortlisted for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce’s Charity of the Year award. “We are delighted to be shortlisted for the third successive year. The Chamber have again recognised the incredible impact Support Dogs has both locally and nationally and we thank our staff, volunteers and our hugely talented assistance dogs for all their efforts” said Danny Anderson,…

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Inner Wheel rolls out its backing for Support Dogs

28/08/2013 : Inner Wheel District 22 which have Clubs covering both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has announced its support over the next 12 months for national assistance dog charity Support Dogs. Inner Wheel (which is part of the Rotary movement) is the largest women's organisation in the world. This year’s District 22 Chairman is Carole O’Connor, who is a member of the Keyworth & Ruddington…

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Dog makes "incredible" difference to MS sufferer

02/07/2013 : Support Dog partnership Grainne and Tory were featured on ITV Border on 2nd July Grainne O'Connor, from Kirkby Stephen, was diagnosed with the incurable neurological condition: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2001 and now has very little feeling left in her hands. Last year Mrs. O'Connor was put in touch with "Support Dogs", a national charity who train dogs to help sufferers of various…

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Dual Seizure Alert/ Guide Dog recieves Guardian Angel Award at The British Animal Honours 2013

18/04/2013 : Dual Seizure Alert/ Guide Dog recieves Guardian Angel Award at The British Animal Honours 2013 A national award has been won by Hetty, Dual Assistance Dog trained by Support Dogs and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Hetty, a black Labrador cross, won the Guardian Angel category in the first ever British Animal Honours Awards which will be broadcast on ITV on Thursday 18th April. Hetty is…

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Sheffield Mutual Launch New Charitable Scheme

05/02/2013 : Sheffield Mutual launches innovative new charitable scheme Sheffield Mutual is launching a charitable scheme, pledging to donate more than £15,000 per year to charity. Three charities in South Yorkshire – older people’s charity WRVS, Support Dogs and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice – all of which directly support local people will benefit. The funds are estimated to…

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Support Dogs 200th Partnership

09/11/2012 : On Thursday 8th November 2012 our 200th partnership graduated. Alice Boardman lives in Chorley with her husband, Dave, and her two boys, Thomas, 7, and Alex, 6.  Both boys have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their lives have seemed like a roller coaster ride trying to learn to cope with the challenges.  Recently things have taken a very positive turn as they now have a wonderful…

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Nick Cleg Visits Karen and Minta to find out more about Support Dogs

23/10/2012 : The MP for Sheffield Hallam, and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has been finding out first hand about Support Dogs. He visited the home of one of our foster carers; Karen Jones who is currently looking after one of our puppies; Minta. The meeting was arranged after Mr Clegg said he would like to help promote the work that Support Dogs do.   Nick Clegg said “I was delighted to be welcomed…

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Hearts and Minds Charity Ball

30/11/-0001 : Mad Men Ball – Manchester On Sunday 25th November 2012 a few of the Support Dogs Staff attended the Hearts and Minds Challenge, Mad Men themed charity ball at the Hilton hotel in Manchester. Heart and Minds Challenge support Families touched by Autism in the UK & Ireland It was a star studded event with special guests Keith Duffy, Melanie Sykes and Paul Scholes who are patrons of the charity.…

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Dates for your Diary

30/11/-0001 :  DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Adsa Queens Rd Sheffield Store collection 01/12/2012 10am - 4pm Tesco Abbeydale Rd Sheffield Store collection 13/12/2012 10am - 4.30pm Tesco Morngomery Terrace, Sheffield-store collection 20/12/2012 10am - 4pm Crystal Peaks Centre, Sheffield Collection in the mall 21/12/2012 10am - 4pm Meadowhall, Sheffield collection in the mall 22/12/2012 TBC Asda Queens Rd, Sheffield…

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Children In Need

30/11/-0001 : Support Dogs Autism Assistance Partnership Adam Chandley with Grant featured on Children In Need 2012. Click here to view there video.

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Support Dogs 7th Annual Awards Ceremony

30/11/-0001 : Support Dogs 7th Annual Awards Ceremony On Saturday 24th November Support Dogs held their 7th Annual Awards Ceremony where 8 partnerships graduated. Their stories are below. Volunteers and fundraisers received awards for their efforts and support and we took a trip down memory lane as we celebrated 20 years of Support Dogs! We raised a fantastic £824.51. Thank you to everyone involved and everyone…

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Check out our client videos

30/11/-0001 : Click Here to view our Disability Assistance Client; Kathie's Story Click Here to view our Autism Assistance Client; Elizabeth's Story

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