Lion Chris Macve presents a cheque for £5,000 to representatives of the charity Canine Partners.

Uckfield Lions present £5,000 to Canine Partners charity

Uckfield Lions have presented a cheque for £5,000 to Canine Partners, a charity providing trained dogs to help people with complex disabilities.

More than half the money was raised at a classic car run held in September but the Lions topped up the total to enable them to name, sponsor and train a puppy for the organisation.

The cheque was accepted, from Lion Chris Macve, by Canine Partners trainers Richard, Suzanne, and Kristy Baldock at The Halfway House pub the base for the car run.

Canine Partners trains dogs to help adults – civilians and former service personnel – with physical disabilities or conditions that affect their daily lives and limit independence.

People who benefit from the help of the dogs include those with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal and head injuries, stroke, osteoarthritis and scoliosis, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos syndroms, Friedrich’s ataxia, fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and osteogenesis (brittle bones).

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