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Teresa Fletcher

The Walking Dead Dogs For Good Fundraiser

We want to raise £5000 to name and sponsor a puppy for Dogs For Good because this pup will go on to change someones life.

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Dogs For Good

We explore ways that dogs can help people to overcome specific challenges

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

  A £10 donation will enter you into the prize draw,you can enter as many times as you like ,  the prize is a signed poster, all signatures were collected at WSCLONDON 2017 includes Andrew Lincoln, a  rare hardback compendium of TWD comics which includes a sketch of Negan drawn and signed by Charlie Adlard, a Creepy n Cute Abraham doll signed by Michael Cudlitz, aNegan Funko Pop doll signed by JDM, two posters of Scott Spilmans artwork and a signed photo of Greg Nicotero. You must be over 16 to donate.

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Ts & Cs:
- Contributions made after we reach £20,000 will be treated as donations only and NOT competition entries to comply with our permit
- Entries are £10 each, made to the JustGiving page linked above
- Entrants must be able and willing to provide a  postal address for delivery of the prize
- Prize is as described above and cannot be swapped / substituted for anything else
- Competition will close after 30 days, or when the limit of £20,000 is reached
- The winner will be drawn within one week of the competition closing. The draw will be filmed, and the winner will be contacted by email.
- Competition is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook


MY STORY

“I’d become virtually house-bound with Beth, leaving my husband Steve and son Jack to go out without us.” says Mum Teresa, “Taking Beth into town, to the supermarket or out to a restaurant had become a family nightmare.”

“Like many children with autism, Beth struggled with crowds, noise and unfamiliar environments, resulting in what appeared to outsiders like bad behaviour.”

Autism assistance dog Quartz’s arrival has transformed life for the whole family.

“The transformation has been staggering. Just Quartz’s presence in his assistance dog jacket has made a huge difference,” says Teresa, “people immediately understand that Beth needs extra help and support so they become less critical.”

“People also ask Beth about Quartz and she wants to talk about him. “He’s my assistance dog,” says Beth proudly, “he helps me”. Brother Jack is delighted the whole family now goes out together.”

Stroking Quartz is comforting and reassuring for Beth, keeping her calmer in stressful situations. “Everyone’s much calmer now Quartz is with us,” says Teresa. “Before he arrived we were tense and on edge, always alert for what might trigger the next outburst. I still can’t quite believe that Beth will spend a whole half hour grooming Quartz. Nothing could engage her for so long before he came.”

Walking beside or crossing the road can be another minefield for parents of a child with autism. “Beth has no sense of speed or danger. Before Quartz I was terrified; Beth would just let go of my hand and dart off. Once she ran out of the house and was heading for the road just as a bus was coming. Steve just caught her in time.”

Quartz is specially trained to give confidence and security to both parent and child. With unlimited access to public places like shops, libraries and restaurants he can accompany Beth wherever she goes. Wearing a special jacket connected to both Beth and Teresa, Quartz automatically sits and will only cross the road on Teresa’s command. If Beth pulls away he’s trained to sit and prevent her moving.

“Now we can go shopping, out for a meal – anywhere. As long as Quartz is beside Beth, she’s content to go out with the family – he’s given us a whole new lease of life.”

I want to help other families who are in the same situation we were in and what better way than sponsoring a puppy on behalf of TWD fan community.  We will be able to name the pup after a character from TWD and get updates on how our pup is progressing through training.

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