Sponsors needed for assistance dog graduation ceremony

Sheffield charity Support Dogs is seeking a sponsor for its annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony which marks the successful completion of almost two years of training by this year’s assistance dog intake.

The ceremony, which takes place on Sunday 20 November 2016 at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn, Sheffield, will celebrate the huge impact of the charity on those affected by autism, epilepsy and disability, as well as the vital contribution of donors and volunteers to the charity’s work.

The national charity trains and provides specialist assistance dogs to support children with autism and adults with disabilities and epilepsy. The dogs come from a variety of backgrounds and a mix of breeds and crosses. These amazing animals can do everything from opening doors and removing washing from the machine to giving advance warning of epileptic seizures and providing safety and support.

Says Danny Anderson, fund raising manager at Support Dogs, "This is a memorable and emotional event in our calendar and we hope that individuals and companies will be able to get behind us and give us their support. We are entirely funded through voluntary donations and so are entirely reliant upon public donations without which we wouldn’t be able to continue our important work, training and providing specialist assistance dogs which make such a huge difference to people’s lives."

Sponsorship packages start from £100 for a named sponsor to £750 for a headline sponsor and all the packages offer opportunities for photographs with the dogs.

If you are interested in sponsorship please email danny.anderson@supportdogs.org.uk or telephone 0114 261 7800.

To find out more about Support Dogs visit their website or follow @supportdogsuk on twitter.