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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help Pawsitive Squad provide canine assisted activities, assistance dog training, inclusive camp holidays.

Nottingham, UK

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I'd like you to take a moment (if this is not your real life situation) to imagine having a child with a disability who you are watching struggle every day. Maybe your child has seizures and you are constantly worried that their next seizure will be their last, maybe they have a developmental disability and you watch them desperately trying to learn to walk or talk, maybe they have a disability which means they struggle with social interactions. Can you imagine how helpless that feels for a parent and how hard that must be for the child?

Well that's where Pawsitive Squad comes in. We enable dogs to support under 25's with any disability or who are recovering from trauma through a variety of programs including therapy dog visits, assistance dog classes, canine assisted activities and much more.

We have only been going for a year but have already made a huge difference in the lives of many of our customers but we still have a long way to go and that is why we NEED your help to continue to provide our services and to grow to help even more families. We are hoping to raise enough funds over the next term to be able to run a dog training camp over the summer holidays for children with disabilities but we also desperately need help to purchase equipment we desperately need and to fund our therapy dog visiting program which is free for our service users.

Thank you x

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    4 months ago

    We have had a brilliant week at Pawsitive Squad! Our social support class was filled with fun games which focused on improving verbal communication, coordination and team work. Today we had our Christmas Party which was great fun! Lots of kids and dogs running around, playing with the parachute and parachute, painting and eating.... it's been a complete success :D Thank you for all our amazing supporters who make this all possible :)

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23

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 22, 2019

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

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    Mar 22, 2019

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 6, 2019

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 2, 2019

    Fantastic work Heather, keep going 💐

    £10.00

  • Ben

    Ben

    Jan 26, 2019

    I saw your video story on BBC News and think what you are doing is amazing.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 26, 2019

    17 years ago, my husband and I got a Labrador puppy as a family pet. Wow! What a difference that dog made to our mildly Autistic son. It meant the world to us. Wishing you every success!!!

    £30.00

  • Pauline

    Pauline

    Jan 24, 2019

    Wonderful work

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Heather Pyne

Heather Pyne

Nottingham, UK

I have two wonderful children one of whom has complex needs. I run Pawsitive Squad, a social enterprise that provides canine assisted therapy and dog training to under 25's with disabilities. I'm also a Bliss community ambassador and finishing my bachelors degree at the OU.

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