CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND


This year, RECOVERY Assistance Dogs has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Since 28 October 2018, Co-op Members have chosen to support RECOVERY Assistance Dogs with their 1% and have raised £1,200 for our cause. RAD has received the first payment of over £400 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. The next payment will be on November 15, 2019.


To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op shoppers. Every time they buy Co-op own-brand products they get a 5% reward for themselves, and a further 1% goes to local causes like ours. Co-op members can decide what local group they would like to back by going online www.coop.co.uk/membership. We really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support us.


At a time when funds for charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference throughout the UK to help people recover from Mental Health problems with the support of a trained Assistance Dog.


We are raising funds to train RECOVERY Assistance Dogs to help people with challenging Mental Health symptoms to recover.


About the Project


The Community will be inspired to respect the ability of Survivors to recover from Mental Health problems. This will encourage the Mental Health Survivors to engage with their Community & the dog will give the independence to do so by helping: To get out of the house, To feel safe and stable, To be free from force and fear, Social inclusion, Stop anxiety and panic attacks.


About the Charity


The charity was started in July 2004 by Survivors of Mental Health problems. It was started to stop the trauma, force and fear of people with Mental Health problems being made to take drugs or go to hospital against their will. Every Saturday we campaign for basic human rights of choice and control within Mental Health treatment. In 2011 we started the RECOVERY Assistance Dogs programme. It's a miraculous, avant-garde improvement in Survivors’ lives as we train their dogs to help them recover from severe and common Mental Health problems. RAD:


* Finds a top Dog Trainer to train their dog in 16 Obedience Steps (ie Looselead Walking).


* Assess the dog with a PAW (Public Access Wellbeing) Test.


* Provides 121 Training in ‘Skilled Assistance’ - three tasks to help with symptoms. If you’re not a member and would like to support us, you can join at your local store or online at www.coop.co.uk.


When a community comes together we’re able to achieve great things, so we hope you can help promote our project. For more information about us, please visit:

 

www.RECOVERYAssistanceDogs.org.uk.


Yours sincerely,


Ms Liz Maitland
Executive Director
RECOVERY Assistance Dogs for Mental Health
info@RECOVERYAssistanceDogs.org.uk
0793 243 3148
0116 283 3363

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