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Journey’s end for Isaac and Jarvis

Isaac Dennis and his support dog Jarvis have come to the end of an incredible journey.

Isaac recently reached his 16th birthday and his canine companion of the past seven years was ten. Support dogs retire when they reach that age so Jarvis is now officially just a pet.

Isaac was and always will have very severe autism and learning difficulties. He finds noise hard to deal with, and always wears earphones. He can’t verbalise his needs or feelings and his behaviour is at times very challenging.

Ride the same roads as the pros and raise money for Support Dogs.

This sportive starts and finishes in Leeds and takes in the hills of North Yorkshire.  Distances range from 45km-120km so there is a challenge for everyone.

Places sell out quick so don’t miss out! Enter online then contact us for our fundraising pack to help you get started.

Cycle from Madagascar’s colourful capital, Antananarivo to the beautiful shores of the charming and idyllic Foulpointe beach.  Following tracks and dirt roads, you will cycle through highland villages, paddy fields, lush tropical fruit plantations and coastal trails. Along your way, via the Andasibe Mantadia National Park, you will see lemurs, vast wild landscapes, village culture and beaches before celebrating on the beautiful Foulpointe Beach.

A day in the life of Elsie the disability support dog

An insight into a typical training day for one of our support dogs

Running round the park, followed by a quick trip to Meadowhall shopping centre then going home to load the washing machine and tidying up the living room is all in a day’s work for Elsie.

That’s Elsie the black Labrador of course.

It’s just another day of intensive training for the pooch aiming to become a disability assistance dog with Support Dogs.

Dive into 2018 with a puppy paddle swimathon!

We have everything you need to organise your own event, all you have to do is choose how far or for how long you want to swim and get fundraising! Why not see how far you can swim in an hour, set yourself a distance goal or take on a year long distance challenge.

This is the perfect challenge to take on with a group of friends or colleagues or as a New Year challenge for yourself. There is no minimum fundraising so grab your goggles and get swimming!

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the best cycling experiences in Europe. Add some Tour de France excitement into the mix and you will have enjoyed simply the best road cycling challenge on offer. As you enter Paris in one large peloton, the crowds will be cheering thinking the Tour has reached the city one day early! The atmosphere is simply electric!