The Bournemouth & Poole Preservation Club (BPPC) made a healthy donation to the local assistance dog charity, Woofability, following the club’s first Heritage and Transport Rally at Pilford Farm last July.
Attractions included traction engines, miniature steam, classic cars and lorries, stationary engines, birds of prey, ferret racing and children’s activities. A raffle plus a little ‘topping up’ brought the donation to £1,000.
Woofability, founded by the late Jenny Clarke and her husband Andy provides assistance dogs for those with limited mobility, and other needs. The specially trained dogs are like a canine home help, and are able to carry out a range of tasks, including emptying the washing machine, picking up the post, getting the telephone, pressing the button at traffic lights and even helping their owners dress and undress.
In Jenny’s words “An assistance dog helps to make life easier around the house but the most important benefits are companionship and independence.” Sadly, Jenny died in October 2014.
Andy along with his daughter Sarah and Bubba the dog attended the BPPC presentation evening.
The 2015 Heritage and Transport Rally will take place on 11 and 12 July at Pilford Farm. The BPPC will once again support Woofability and will shortly be naming a puppy, which will soon be in training.