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27th Annual Walk for Dog Guides

Lion Linda Curran presented a donation from the Wilmot Creek Homeowners Association for $7550.00. Most of which came from a bottle drive, $250 was a cash donation. Lion Jim Barchard presents Linda Curran with the Lions International Foundation Melvin Jones Fellow award for all the work she has done for the Newcastle & District Lions Walk for Dog Guides.

Lion Jean Graham is pictured with Romeo, her 27th foster. Graham has been fostering puppies for the Dog Guides program for 29 years.

In October 2020 Alex met Stanley his Autism Assistance Support Dog. The Kendal Lions sponsored Stanley through the Lions Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides). After a year with Stanley, Alex fills me in on how Stanley helps him. “He helps me when I’m sad, he cheers me up. And when I’m scared, he comes on the bed with me. It was quite hard when I didn’t have him. It changed my whole life,” said Alex. “His hugs calm me down.” Alex’s father Scott says Stanley has made a big difference. “Just to see the calmness and how he reacts in a social gathering. He’s got more confidence. And just to see that bond.”

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