Dogs for Autism’s Youngest Fundraiser Joins ‘100 Heroes’!

Dogs for Autism’s Youngest Fundraiser Joins ‘100 Heroes’!

We couldn’t be prouder of DfA partner Izzy and her assistance dog, Storm.
Izzy raised £1000 for us in April, having set herself the challenge to raise over £10,000 for charities across the UK this year.
All money raised by Izzy in May will be donated to CHSF (Children’s Heart Surgery Fund). Isabella was born with a congenital heart condition and had open heart surgery at just 10 days old. Izzy is also the proud partner to Storm, one of our assistance dogs at DfA.
Izzy made a promise to herself to raise £1000 a month for each of her chosen charities in 2022. We are delighted that she chose Dogs for Autism as her first charity last month!
As an assistance dog, Storm has given Izzy incredible confidence to go out and help raise funds for DfA. Last month Storm accompanied Izzy whilst she sold teas & coffees and homemade cakes at her mother’s work.
Well done Izzy, and well done Storm! 🐾
Izzy is now a member of our 100 Heroes Hall of Fame and will receive a shiny gold 100 Heroes medal and certificate for all her hard work fundraising for us.
If you’d like to help Izzy, you can visit her Just Giving page here, which will be open for donations throughout the year.
Has Izzy’s story inspired you? Be part of our ‘100 Heroes’ for Dogs for Autism in 2022: 
From four legs to two!

From four legs to two!

Grab your sweat bands and dig out your running shoes!
Dogs for Autism are thrilled to announce a new service with Run for Charity, launching this Spring.
Join us and be one of our first runners at races up and down the country in 2022!
Are you a park runner, a marathon-man or a weekend jogger? Would you like to help us raise money for Dogs for Autism and have fun at the same time? Are you or your colleagues looking to run for a charity at work?
Whether it’s running for fun with your family or setting yourself the ultimate 26.2-mile challenge, Dogs for Autism have teamed up with Run for Charity, meaning it’s even easier to help us raise funds.
Select your race from our website, register online and wait for your email! It couldn’t be easier to race with us. We’ve even got places at local events near you, so there’s no excuse now!
For more information and to register online: Charity Runs | Dogs For Autism
Race with us and be one of our 100 Heroes: 100 Heroes | Dogs For Autism
Gemma completes ‘hair-raising’ ‘Wing Walk’ for Autism!

Gemma completes ‘hair-raising’ ‘Wing Walk’ for Autism!

Dogs for Autism are proud to announce that their Early Days Manager, Gemma Binstead, has successfully completed a sponsored wing walk for the charity, strapped to the wings of a bi-plane!

Gemma, an experienced dog handler and trainer for Dogs for Autism, has raised over £1000 for the charity by flying 700 feet above the ground this March, flying at speeds of up to 130mph and strapped securely to the wings of a bi-plane as it flew above Devon on a chilly Spring morning.

Gemma decided to help Dogs for Autism by fundraising for the charity’s ‘100 Hero Campaign’, in a bid to raise £1000 for the charity over the course of the year. Gemma’s fundraising has proved to be so successful that she has beaten her own target and, combined with a previous Yoga event that she held for the charity, she has raised over her initial target since the start of the year.

Gemma said, ” I am delighted to have been added to the Dogs for Autism’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for their 100 Hero campaign and am thrilled to have set myself this challenge. Like most people I am slightly nervous about heights, but this was a challenge that I thought I would set for myself. There was literally no going back! I wanted to see if I could push myself to take on a new and positive activity, raising funds that might help the lives of the autistic partners and the dogs that I work with. I am so pleased I have been able to raise a thousand pounds for Dogs for Autism”.

Gemma’s reaching new heights!

Gemma’s reaching new heights!

We are proud to share the slighty ‘hair raising’ news that our Early Days Manager and trainer Gemma, will be taking part in an exhilarating ‘wing walk’ for Dogs for Autism this weekend!

Gemma is helping Dogs for Autism raise funds this Spring by taking part in an exciting wing walk challenge in Devon, all part of our 100 Heroes Campaign for 2022.

Help Gemma raise money for DfA here:

Post-event ‘hair raising’ photos of Gemma’s flight coming soon!