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SEE ABILITY DOGS 4 YOUNG PEOPLE AT THIS YEAR’S SWEETCORN FAYRE

Ability Dogs 4 Young People will once again be attending the popular Sweetcorn Fayre at Arreton Barns on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September.

Some of the working Ability Dogs and Ability Dog puppies in training will be there for you to meet and cuddle plus on the stand there will be a whole array of games suitable for all ages.

As a bonus this year, the charity will be running their popular ‘bottle tombola’.  This is usually reserved for the Wolverton Garden Fair, however, as a result of very kind bottle donations to the charity it can be played again!

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The Sweetcorn Fayre is a festival of fun, with plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy. It makes for a great day out with entry only £3 per person and £1 for under 12’s.

Carol Court, founder of Ability Dogs 4 Young People said:

“Let’s hope we have good weather for this year. The summer has been exceptionally hot which has meant that attendance at the summer shows and fetes has been decidedly lower than usual.  Obviously people wanted to be on the beach! This has really impacted our income as we rely on these events for a large part of our fundraising.

“As we do not receive any financial support from the government, we rely on donations and support from everyone on the Island. It is only with your help that we can continue our charity work and I am really grateful for all the support you have given us over the last six years. However, I need to ask you to dig just a little bit deeper, please?

“Do any of you work for companies that may be interested in sponsoring us? Perhaps your group could choose us as your ‘charity of the year’? We would be happy to come along and tell you about the charity, what we do and how it helps disabled young people and children.

“Perhaps you can plan an extra a fundraising activity for us?  If so, please get in touch. Maybe you can have a cake sale, wash some cars, hold a sponsored silence or ‘talkathon’?  Whatever your idea, we will help in any way we can and we can usually attend your event with some of our Ability Dog puppies in training to help attract support.”

Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW is an Island charity which trains assistance dogs to improve the lives of physically and mentally disabled young people and children on the Isle of Wight. If you think you can help in the shops, by fundraising or are interested in becoming a Puppy Parent, then get in touch. Visit www.abilitydogs4yp.org.uk, email [email protected] or phone 01983 216246.

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