Friends reunite through Enrych – looking beyond disability

May 10, 2016 9:53 am    

Cliff was referred to Enrych following a stroke. He wanted to travel to shows where he and his dogs could participate in dog agility contests. Agility is Cliff’s first love and his stroke left him unable to drive and no longer able to get to any shows. Cliff needed a volunteer who drove a large enough car to accommodate himself and his three dogs.

Enrych – who support adults with disabilities to enjoy the most active and independent lives possible – explained to Cliff that it might be difficult to find a volunteer who would meet his requirements.

Utilising a large Facebook group called ‘Agilitynet‘, Enrych posted an advert looking for a volunteer and were delighted when Vikki responded. Vikki met up with Cliff and it turned out that they had known each other many years ago, Cliff had even been to Vikki’s wedding!

Vikki and Cliff now meet regularly to attend shows together and Cliff also helps to train Vikki’s dogs in agility. They both get so much out of their partnership through Enrych.

Enrych dog agility picture 1

Enrych were recently awarded a grant of £15,000 from Heart of Bucks through the Prevention Matters programme. The grant will enable Enrych to extend their services to a wider geographical area; helping to change the lives of adults with disabilities across Buckinghamshire.

Enrych dog agility picture 2

For more information about Enrych or if you would like to refer someone else or yourself to their services, please contact Beth Waters at the Buckinghamshire branch on 07710619458 or email beth.waters@enrych.org.uk

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