Reminder-SDN Meeting this Thursday 6th September

Shropshire Disability Network extends a warm invitation to you to join us for our AGM and Quarterly meeting on Thursday 6th September at the University Centre, Frankwell, Shrewsbury

Once the official business has been complete, Lindsay Barton, Business Development Manager at Shropshire Providers Consortium will say a few words.

We look forward to welcoming our guest speaker who will now be Abby Cappleman with her Assistance Dog Chloe. (note: Kevin Drake, Wheelchair tennis player from Invictus Games has had to withdraw as he will be out of the UK) we will have a few words from Lindsay Barton

We are fortunate that Abby Cappleman has agreed to be our keynote speaker. She is studying computing at college in Wellington, in Shropshire. She also has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. And thanks to her assistance dog, Chloe, she has the confidence to lead an independent life outside her home. 

Abby says “She’s very tolerant of my emotional meltdowns, she sits with me and licks me. She is perfect for me.”

Abby has also created a Facebook account called Chloe the Assistance Dog, where she posts their experiences.

According to the charity organisation, Assistance Dogs UK, more than 7,000 disabled people in the UK rely on an assistance dog to help with practical tasks as well as offering emotional support and independence.

We hope you will come and hear her tell her story at the University Centre, Shrewsbury on 6th September 2018. 10.30 am refreshments/networking for an 11 am start, finish 1 pm.

We will hold our usual quarterly raffle and have a few items to sell. You will also be able to learn more about the Titan Challenge that is being held on Saturday 6th October.

As well as cutting our 10th Anniversary Cake, we will launch our Anniversary badges, which will be available to buy at £1 each after the meeting.

For further information, please contact Ann, our secretary by email or call/text  07398 350 255

Schedule of Events 2018:SDN-Dates-Events-for-2018-Master-updated-September 2018

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