LARGS-local Eileen Auld will take part in a tandem skydive in an airfield in Perthshire to help raise funds for Canine Partners for Independence this Saturday (03.08.13).
Inspired by her friend Zoe Maclean, who is wheelchair-bound, and her canine companion Remus, Eileen has already exceeded her £,1000 fund-raising target and is now all set to leap from an aircraft flying at 10,000 ft at Errol airfield.
Speaking of her forthcoming adventure, Eileen said: “For one day I am facing a challenge that is not only pushing my boundaries but challenging my level of courage. Zoe does this everyday of her life.
“She faces each day of challenge and adversity with a smile and is an example of grace and poise in the face of adversity. Her canine partner, Remus had made her life more independent and more pleasurable; something many of us take for granted.”
It is estimated that around 100,000 people in Scotland are wheelchair users and a significant number of those could benefit from a canine partner.
Canine Partners aims to transform the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs which enable them to live more independently.
For further information contact Eileen Auld on tel 01475-675533.
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Date: 29th July13.
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