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Weʼre raising £9,000 to Help Tobiah get an Autism Assistance Dog

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A family who are very close friends to us are trying to raise money for an Autism Assistance Dog for their son Tobiah.
Tobiah is 5 years old and has autism, sensory processing disorder and hypermobility. He struggles to access the community as he cannot filter out the information his brain processes. When there is too many noises, smells, lights or people he becomes overwhelmed and he goes into fight or flight mode. As a family this makes things difficult as he needs a lot of support. They also have 3 year old twins so family days out are few and far between, they find themselves going to events separately so that tobiah can stay in the safety of home. An autism assistance dog would benefit tobiah by being his security, it will be trained especially for tobiah and his needs. They would be able to go to the beach for the day all together, or something as simple as a trip to the supermarket would be a huge step! Autism life dogs is a non profit charity who provide and train dogs for children like tobiah. The training process is long and intense and the charity ask for a family contribution towards this. The contribution is £9000 in total. £1500 initially to go onto the waiting list and get matched with a dog. Once on the list they would attend assessments as a family to determine tobiahs needs and how a dog could support him. We truly feel an autism assistance dog will benefit tobiah for years to come, it will give him the security he needs to enjoy his childhood to the max & see things that other children take for granted. It will enable them to have a sense of 'normal' family life and to make memories together.
Please find it in your hearts to donate to help this amazing family, every penny helps x

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  • Jo Grimsey2 days ago
    Jo Grimsey

    Jo Grimsey

    2 days ago

    Don't panic about the total! The psychic night money will be back soon, justgiving have refunded it to the lady who paid it in as she was charged a hefty fee to make the transaction, it will be paid back in again without the fee being charged!

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  • Jo Grimsey12 days ago
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    Jo Grimsey

    12 days ago

    Just a little update. The new total is actually £2220 thanks to a very generous donation from Choices in Barham. I have contacted Autism Life Dogs to pay the deposit but unfortunately they are now closed until the new year due to ill health so this will be paid in the new year & I will update again then. Thankyou all so much for your support, donations & sharing! Lots of love! Michaela x

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  • Jo Grimsey4 months ago
    Jo Grimsey

    Jo Grimsey

    4 months ago

    Update from the Page owner

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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/15/2018 7:52 AM



  • Sara Rose

    Sara Rose

    Nov 16, 2018

    Hope tonight went well xx


  • Anonymous


    Nov 8, 2018

    I hope and pray that you reach your target


  • Duncan Broadley

    Duncan Broadley

    Oct 21, 2018


  • Grace Hughes

    Grace Hughes

    Oct 21, 2018


  • Theresa Patsonson

    Theresa Patsonson

    Oct 21, 2018


  • greg flatt

    greg flatt

    Sep 7, 2018

    Keep up the good work


  • Bev Fenn

    Bev Fenn

    Aug 27, 2018


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