Bale's Buddies Therapy Dogs Community Outreach 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk

Bale's Buddies Therapy Dogs Community Outreach 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk

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TQ12 1EB

Decoy Road

Newton Abbot

TQ12 1EB

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Bales Buddies Therapy Dogs Community Outreach are hosting a 5K/10K Fun Run And Walk to raise funds for our new Outreach Project.

About this event

Bales Buddies Therapy Dogs Community Outreach are hosting a 5K/10K Fun Run And Walk to raise funds for our new Outreach Project. This event will be hosted at Decoy Country Park, Decoy Rd, Newton Abbot TQ12 1EB on Saturday, 17th September 2022, starting from 11:30 am. Participants can run/walk either 5K or 10K, depending on how adventurous you're feeling! There is also an option to only run/walk one lap of the course, which is approximately 2.5K; this may be a better option for the young ones!

In terms of tickets, you can either book as an individual or as a family/group. Participants under the age of 17 must have the consent of their parent or legal guardian to register. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult to run in the event. This is a dog-friendly event, but all dogs must be kept on leads at all times. There will be refreshment stalls, a raffle and other exciting things to see and do. As this is a ticketed event, make sure you book your tickets soon! Once you have booked your ticket, you will be sent a registration form and consent forms. From this, you will be given your runner number and full details of the day's runnings.

How to fundraise?

There are many fundraising platforms available for you to create your own fundraising page, which you can share with all your friends and family. This can be done on an individual or group basis, depending on how you would like to raise money. We will provide details in your information packs on how to submit your funds.

About us:

Bale's Buddies Therapy Dogs, a not-for-profit organisation, was first established in 2016 after identifying a need for animal-assisted therapy to support vulnerable people across Devon. Bale's Buddies currently concentrates on training 1:1 family therapy assistance dogs and school therapy assistance dogs, settings dealing with autism and additional needs, however we are now looking to broaden our services into the wider community. After seeing the positive impacts therapy dogs have including reducing anxieties, communication building, independence, reductions in self-harming, etc., we want to provide others with the same therapeutic support. As a result, we have founded a new organisation, Bale's Buddies Therapy Dogs Community Outreach.

We currently have 6 community dogs; Bale, Grace, Arthur, Mabel, Ben and Bertie who would be working on the project and going out into the community. Each dog has been trained and accredited as an assistance dog however each have their own individual roles depending on the situation. For example, Grace is our emotional support dog, who's main skill is providing deep pressure therapy, reducing anxieties, and providing relaxation. We would like to take our community dogs into various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, schools, doctors, outdoor provisions, community centres, and many more organisations across Devon. The animal-assisted therapy sessions are based around the needs of the client and can be adapted to suit many needs. We select the therapy dog most suitable for the session, whether we are looking at energetic fun and games or emotional support. Our support will enable people to have more access to their local community who are struggling to engage with society. All our services are available to anyone within the community and are not restricted to any specific groups. We want everyone to be included and ask for our support when needed. For every £70 raised, we will be able to provide an hour session to a vulnerable person, giving them the support they need. Your contributions are vital to our organisation and mean you can help enhance the lives of those who need it.

T&C's *tickets are non-refundable. We have the right to cancel this event at anytime.

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