At CarmichaelUK we have a culture of helping others who may not be as fortunate as ourselves and work with a number of charities each year to offer financial and practical support.
In 2016, we sponsored the training of Casper, a black Labrador puppy at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The charity trains dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss, simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, oven timer, traffic lights or danger signals like a fire alarm. Being aware of these sounds, thanks to a hearing dog, makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives.
By the end of 2017, Casper will have graduated as a fully fledged Hearing Dog and will bring a newfound sense of independence and confidence to a deaf person. Click here to read his latest update.
CarmichaelUK has committed to supporting the charity again in 2018 by sponsoring another puppy through its training. Meet Cooper, our new black Labrador puppy! He was born on the 26th October 2017.
Now at a year old, Cooper is working towards his Puppy 3 star where he will learn to ignore everyday distractions and temptations, this is a key skill for a hearing dog.
CarmichaelUK has been supporting Young Carers Bucks since 2015. The charity is part of Carers Bucks and supports children and young people aged 6-18 years old who care for a family member who has a physical or mental illness, disability or suffers from drug or alcohol-related misuse.
The cared for person may be a parent, sibling or another relative living in the same household and the emotional impact and restrictions due to illness or disability can have an enormous effect on a young carer.
Over the last three years, we have helped the charity with fundraising and support and their annual Family Fun Day which our staff attend to help with set up, manning stalls and making sure that children have a stress free and enjoyable day away from the pressures and responsibilities that come with being a young carer. Click here to read about 2018's event.