Staff go Gung Ho for charity

Thank you to everyone who sponsored us for this event. We raised over £500 for our chosen charities and I think we actually had some fun doing it. Well done Pool House Panthers!pool house panthers

On Saturday 18th June, 14 members of Pool House Staff will be facing the challenge of Gung Ho! It is gung hoa gruelling 5km run/walk/crawl involving punishing inflatable obstacles. We are doing this in aid of two fantastic charities, Hounds for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support. We are asking all our friends, supporters and clients to donate if they can to help us raise money and to spur us on around the course. It

If you would like to sponsor us please do so by following this link to our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/teams/PoolHousePanthers. We would be so grateful for any donations received.

hounds for heroesHounds for Heroes – started out as the dream of one man. Allen Parton is a Royal Navy Veteran who suffered severe physical and mental trauma whilst on duty, the physical scars of which he lives with to this day. The arrival of an assistance dog by the name of Endal transformed his life and that of his family. Allen often comments that “Surely our story cannot be the exception, can it?” and with that thought forever in his mind he began the long process to bring Hounds For Heroes on line.

The charity’s purpose is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed forces and Civilian Emergency Services. Currently there are over 900,000 injured servicemen and women in the country and that number continues to grow on a daily basis. The unique mental attitude of serving personnel, and of those in the emergency services means that only a handful so far have chosen to have an assistance dog provided by the civilian offerings. When the guns fall silent on the battlefield. or the sirens stop wailing in the streets, the battle with disability, trauma and bereavement go on forever for all those affected. It is in the aftermath of conflict and trauma that Hounds For Heroes dogs will come into their own. Taught to problem solve, and to be intuitive, our dogs will remove the sense of disability in the client’s life and replace it with a feeling of ability. Hounds For Heroes will partner a client with a “cadet” dog, enabling them to start the journey that will restore their dignity and self worth. Through the partnership they will regain the unique feeling of loyalty, trust and team spirit that is lost on leaving the military or civilian services. To find out more visit – http://houndsforheroes.com/   At Macmillan, they know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything, so they are there to support and help people affected by cancer. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, they are there. It is the mission of Macmillan cancer support to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. They want to make sure that they can provide support to everyone who needs it and to help people affected by cancer, feel more in control of their lives.At Macmillan, they know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything, so they are there to support and help people affected by cancer. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, they are there. It is the mission of Macmillan cancer support to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. They want to make sure that they can provide support to everyone who needs it and to help people affected by cancer, feel more in control of their lives.Macmillan Cancer Support – At Macmillan, they know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything, so they are there to support and help people affected by cancer. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, they are there. It is the mission of Macmillan cancer support to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. They want to make sure that they can provide support to everyone who needs it and to help people affected by cancer, feel more in control of their lives.

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