Corby family who want special needs dog to hold fundraising events

Reuben with his sister Gabriella
Reuben with his sister Gabriella

A Corby family who are trying to get their special needs son a special dog are holding two fundraising events.

Reuben Farrant, seven, has autism and epilepsy and his family – dad Simon, mum Louise and sister Gabriella – have been fundraising so they can get a specially-trained dog which can sense when a person is about to have a seizure.

The family had previously been hoping to get a dog from Service Dogs Europe, based in Ireland, but have now turned their attentions to the Autism Service Dogs UK scheme based in Tredegar in South Wales.

Dad Simon said: “Andre Matos, the owner, came out to Corby to see us as a family to see what our needs are.

“We decided to go with him. The fundraising has been going well, but has slowed a bit now. We are up to £2,186 with a target of £6,000.

“There will be a bag back event at Corby Asda on Sunday, November 8, and a race night with a raffle on from 8pm on Friday, November 13, at the Corby Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Lloyds Road.”

To contribute to Reuben’s fundraising efforts click here.

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