Freddie’s charity appeal
In the course of my work I come across many assistance dogs which help visually or hearing impaired or otherwise disabled clients. They all do a wonderful job and make the difference between living a fulfilled life and just existing.
A local charity based in Sittingbourne, called Tree of Hope, trains and supplies dogs to help people suffering from autism and sensory issues cope with life.
It costs around £10,000 to train and supply each dog – the whole process takes up to a year.
I know a family who have been approved for a dog, which is in training, for their young son, Freddie. As well as autism Freddie has an acute sensory problem where even to put clothes on causes him physical pain.