Eight years ago, I was privileged to be matched with one of these life-changing dogs - an adorable black labrador with a wonky tail, called Nicki. She is clever, attentive, loving and loyal and her mere presence makes my life more joyful and her skills mean I can live my life more independently. A truly priceless gift.
The cost of training and supporting a dog like Nicki is £20,000 over their lifetime. To help raise money so more people can benefit from the independence a Canine Partner brings, I have been making craft items for the charity to sell and taking commissions for bespoke handmade items.
If you have received one of Wonky Dog's items and would like to support my fundraising efforts, please consider making a donation to Canine Partners' life-changing work. Donating is simple, fast and secure - your details will never be passed on to a third party and your gift will help fund more partnerships like ours.
I am grateful to several businesses who have supported my work by donating fabric and expertise, in particular Rae and Jacquie from Fabric HQ (www.fabrichq.co.uk) Jane from Winbourne Fabrics & Paul from Hantex. Thank you!
Gwyneira & Nicki