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September 10, 2013

Companion’s Big Dogs Breakfast Bonanza



What better way to start the day than with bubbles, bagels, balloons and bundles of charitable goodwill?  Short of waking up next to Jonny Depp, us girls at Companion don’t believe there is one.

Having raised almost £200 pounds (and still counting) for Dogs For the Disabled, the Companion team confirmed that not only do we know how to throw a damn good breakfast, but that we can even make it stretch well into the afternoon. We may not have rivalled the feeding of the five thousand but perhaps we come close second? I’ll let you know when I master the ability to turn water into wine…

The morning (and afternoon) was such a great success, filled with laughter, larks and LOTS of yummy home-baked goodies. Susan’s homemade muffins were the star of the show and have now become famous among our colleagues. We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout – it offered such a great opportunity to get together with colleagues, friends and new acquaintances. We are absolutely delighted with and very grateful for all the generous donations!

Dogs for the Disabled trains assistance dogs for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. The charity relies on donations to continue their good work, which is why we were thrilled to be able raise such a great sum of money for this fantastic cause. Assistance dogs offer thousands of people with disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, paraplegia and children with learning disabilities such as autism, a new-found freedom and independence. As well as providing life-changing companionship the dogs are trained in practical tasks from helping take washing out of the machine to opening and closing doors and even helping someone undress. For many, their assistance dog provides them with a reason to go out and confidence which opens doors to new prospects, including employment.

From our experience at Companion, we know that the pleasure of owning a dog provides invaluable health and happiness benefits for all pet owners, so it’s easy to understand the importance of extending these benefits, plus many more, to those with disabilities. As the morning was such a resounding success, I’ve already begun perfecting my flapjack baking skills, so keep an eye out for Companion Consultancy’s next better-than-continental breakfast!