Lilia-Caitlin's Assistance Dog

Firstly, thank you so much for visiting my Just Giving page.

Supporting Paws has accepted me onto their Assistance Dog programme, This means I have to raise £8750 for my buddy and his training.  I really need your help!

I have raised £4742 from various fundraising projects (see below in updates), but due to Covid it has been extremely hard.  

Coming up - December 2021 

1) Christmas Decorations 

I was matched with a buddy in June 2021 and we are both doing really well with our training.  If I raise all the money he will come and live with me in May 2022, once his training is finished.

I am 15 years old. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s, on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Register, at the late age of 11.  I have been home educated since the age of 8 to 11 and then 13 and still going.  This is due to the education system not being able to meet my safe guarding needs.  I will always be vulnerable to strong willed people.  My self-esteem, Mental Health and well-being and education has suffered.

I would like an assistance Dog because I am too scared to go out by myself.  I only leave the house with an adult or my younger brother,  who is 14 and my young carer.  A dog will help to make me feel safe and will keep me calm when my anxieties rises, and I feel I need to run away.  It will help me find my way home when my head stops working and I go blank.  I have hypersensitive hearing and hate sirens and alarms.  A dog will help to keep me calm and I can bury my ears in its fur to block the sound out.  I  may even be able to attend college or university, if I can have a dog supporting me.

 ‘Supporting Paws are highly trained assistance dogs and can give young adults real independence.  A buddy will have access to public places, and this enables the whole family to do everyday tasks such as shopping’

Thank you for reading my story and considering making this possible for me.  If you can donate I will be forever grateful to you.

Kind Regards


(With my mum’s help)

Disclaimer by Tree of Hope

'7.5% of all donations to Tree of Hope in relation to this appeal will be allocated to the general charitable purposes of Tree of Hope to cover our core operating costs.

If we raise insufficient funds, or surplus funds, then the funds will be used, if appropriate, to fund support for our child’s needs in accordance with Tree of Hope’s charitable objects.  If in those circumstances we are unable to use all or part of the funds for the benefit of our child in accordance with Tree of Hope’s charitable objects, then any funds that cannot be used will be transferred to be used for the general charitable purposes of Tree of Hope.'

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