JCI Reading needs you – Help raise £5,000 for Guide Dog, ‘Jaycee’!

JCI Reading needs you – Help raise £5,000 for Guide Dog, ‘Jaycee’!

July 23, 2013 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Jci Reading have had a busy few months continuing to work toward the £5,000 target we are raising for Guide Dogs. £5,000 will allow us to name a guide dog ‘Jaycee’ and follow his progress over his first year of liife as he is born, assessed and goes to his puppy walker to prepare for his intensive training to put him on the road to becoming a guide dog and becoming someone’s eyes.

The recent ITV documentary ‘Me and my Guide Dog’, was a heart warming programme tracking two owners as they are paired and train with their new guide dogs Chelsea and Pippa. I got intrigued as to our up to date figure for fundraising. 

The magic total now stands at a massive £3,781 towards our £5,000 target. 

A couple of weeks a go, Dexter Montague LLP solicitors held their annual charity quiz with half the proceeds being donated to the JCI Reading guide dog campaign – a brilliant £260 – through quiz entry, raffle, name the dog competition and donations – a huge thanks has to go to Dexter Montague LLP Solicitors who hosted the event and sponsored nibbles for the tables. 

The main focus of my summer has to be the Yateley 10km road race series. It’s been a hard journey for me – never having been the sporty type. I began training in Janaury with the first race in June. I completed the race in 1 hour 15 minutes and 33 seconds – a massive achievement for me to finish at all. It was far from easy and it’s true that I was in a bit of a state – the next few days were interesting! The July race was at the beginning of the month – annoyingly i took a second longer, but it was clear all the training was paying off as I was not quite so tired at the end and it didn’t take me as long to recover!

We’re planning for how to continue our efforts to reach our £5,000 target? Well we have a whole storage room of donated books, so whilst the summer’s here a couple of car boots will be planned, there’s a possibe Christmas craft fair, some work mufti days and much more- that target of £5,000 wil be reached!!!!!

Any help you can give (however large or small) to get us closer to our £5,000 target and being able to get Jaycee on the road to his career would be most gratefully received. The final race of the road race series in just over 2 weeks time and you can sponsor me at www.just-giving.com/Clare-Franklin/ 

 

   

 

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