Raise the most with coffee and toast at a Big Dogs Breakfast
The most important meal of the day is getting even tastier! Get together with friends, family or colleagues and raise the most with coffee and toast at a Big Dogs Breakfast for Dogs for the Disabled.
Holding a Big Dogs Breakfast is a simple and fun way to get people together, have breakfast and ask for a donation to help Dogs for the Disabled train more assistance dogs for people with disabilities.
With or without dogs, it’s incredibly simple. Big or small, at home or at work, at the crack of dawn or mid morning, invite your friends, family or colleagues and tell them it’s for a great cause. Despite the name, dogs are optional!
It’s your breakfast your way! Once you’ve decided on the date and venue visit the Big Dogs Breakfast website where you’ll find a toolkit packed full of fun ideas and downloadable materials to help promote your event and entertain your guests no matter their age.
There’s something for everyone, including your canine pals! Materials include posters and invites, table mats, quizzes, face painting guides, dog recipes and much more.
Big Dogs Breakfast week – 21 – 27 May
A Big Dogs Breakfast can be held at any time of the year but you may want to join in Big Dogs Breakfast week which will take place from 21-27 May 2012. Find out more at www.dogsforthedisabled.org/bigdogsbreakfast
Dogs for the Disabled creates life-changing partnerships between specially trained assistance dogs and people with physical disabilities and families with a child with autism. These amazing dogs offer freedom and independence to those facing a lifetime of challenges.
People like eighteen year old Emily Mair. Emily’s needs are complex, requiring both physical and emotional support for a rare condition which leaves her in constant pain and with limited mobility. Emily has been paired with Simpson, a black Labrador, since 2009.
Emily and Simpson.jpgSarah, Emily’s mother says: “Laughter can now be heard from Emily’s room as Simpson helps her get ready in the morning. He helps by picking up things she needs, and sometimes a few other items she doesn’t like her slippers or the TV remote! Simpson has greatly enhanced life for Emily as she is now able to do the things she wants independently without the need to rely on my help all the time.”
Dogs for the Disabled currently supports over 260 partnerships across the UK, each one costing £18,000 throughout its lifetime. The charity relies entirely on voluntary donations to carry out its work and there are hundreds more lives the charity could transform with your help.
To organise your own Big Dogs Breakfast visit: www.dogsforthedisabled.org/bigdogsbreakfast