Lise Marron, Founder and Chief Officer and her Guides for the Mind Assistance Dog Collect a Cheque from Asda - 10th March 2017
 
 
On 10th March 2017, Lise Marron, the founder and Chief Officer of Capable Creatures and her Guides for the Mind Assistant Dog collect a cheque for £200 from Matt Murphy, the Community Champion at Asda in Southampton. 
Lise would like to thank Matt, his colleagues and customers, on behalf of Capable Creatures, for choosing to support Capable Creatures, especially when there are so many worthy causes to choose from. This money will help fund the Guides for the Mind Dog Training Programme we are currently preparing to pilot in Southampton
 
Shan Robins, That's Solent TV Catches Up with Us at the End of our February 2017 Peer Support Health Dog Walk 
 

 
 
Let's Bark Challenge Launch Event - 23rd July
 
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Our Let's Bark Challenge Launch Event, held on the 23rd of July, at the Third Age Centre was a real success, with more than 30 people in attendance. The Mayor of Southampton, Cllr. Cathie McEwing, officially launched the Let's Bark Challenge, by being the first to take the challenge by barking.
 
 Those that came along kindly help raise £200.43 to pay towards developing our Guides for the Mind Assistance Dog Training Programme Materials and helping people with mental health conditions train their dogs as their Guides for the Mind Assistance Dogs to undertake tasks to help alleviate the disabling symptoms of their conditions
enabling them to carry out daily activities such as getting up in the morning, leaving home and going about their business in the community, be it going to work, to their place of education/training or social/recreation.
It amazingly attracted the attention of the BBC and featured as the main item on BBC South Today that evening
 
Cheque Received from Portswood's Waitose Branch Community Matter Fund - June 2016
On 28th of June, 2016, Lise, our Chief Officer and Founding Trustee, along with her four legged assistant, Daithi, collect a cheque from Waitrose in Portswood for the donation made through their Community Matters Fund, whereby £236 was raised by their customers kindly choosing to place their green tokens in Capable Creatures' collection box, during May 2016. We wish to thank whoever nominated Capable Creatures, the Waitrose staff that chose us as one of the 3 organisations to support in May 2016 and the customers that chose to place their green tokens with us.
 
 
April 2016 -  Solent University Journalism Student Promotes Our Work

Founder Lise Marron sets up the walks to bring together dog owners and dog lovers with mental health disabilities.  After getting her dog Daithi back in 2010...Read more

February 2016 - Let's Bark Challenge Launch Video Filming Day
 
We held our Lets Bark Challenge Launch Video filming day with Flexible Films at Spectrum on Thursday, the 18th Feb 2016. It seemed like everyone appeared more joyful after having found their 'Bark' so who knows maybe 'Barking' might be the new way of getting those endorphins flowing and helping to lift people's spirits and feel better in themselves! We will keep everyone updated to date when our Lets Bark Challenge launches and goes lives it is the publics turn to Get Barking and have fun and feel the joy as they raise money to help people with mental health conditions train their Assistance Dogs and fulfil their goals in life!
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Cheque Received from Winchester's Waitose Branch Community Matter Fund - February 2016
 
Lise, our Chief Officer and Founding Trustee, along with her four legged assistant, Daithi, collect a cheque from Waitrose in Winchester for the donation made through their Community Matters Fund, whereby £320 was raised by their customers kindly choosing to place their green tokens in Capable Creatures' collection box, during August 2015. We wish to thank Sheila Steven's for nominating Capable Creatures, the Waitrose staff that chose us as one of the 3 organisations to support in August 2015 and the customers that chose to place their green tokens with us.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Capable Creatures Promotional Banner from Display Wizard - January 2016

We have taken delivery of a Promotional Banner for Capable Creatures that was kindly designed, printed and delivered free of charge by Display Wizard. We cannot praise Hollie Jackson, the graphic designer, that Lise, our chief officer, worked with in designing the banner, enough especially as she beyond requirements by redrawing the silouette. To learn more about Display Wizard and to find out if your organisation might be eligible for a free banner go to www.displaywizard.co.uk

 

 

 

 

September 2015 - Southampton City Council Community Chest Funding

 We were successful in our application to Southampton City Council Community Chest and secured funding for the  required Public Liability Insurance to enable us to continue to run our Peer Support Dog Walk Meet-Up, about which you can find more details at Peer Support Dog Walk Meet Up and to purchase  a laptop to enable us to promote this monthly activity on social media, through our website, email and by giving presentations to local groups and at local events. Having a laptop will also ensure that we can keep in contact with our members and keep their details safe  under the Data Protection Act. So it can pay off to make applications for funding.

 

Healthwatch Southampton - Autumn 2014 Newsletter

Capable Creatures

Help with mental and physical health can come in many shapes and forms. Over a walk on theCommon, Lise Marron told Healthwatch how she has benefited from being a dog lover to Daithí, a four year old....Read more

 

Community Matters Member case study -  Capable Creatures - November 2014

In this case study you can find out about Capable Creatures, a brand new community organisation set up in Southampton by Lise Marron. The organisation helps those with mental health conditions to benefit from dog-assisted activities, with the long-term aspiration of assisting people with mental health conditions train their own 'Guides for the Mind' Assistance Dogs. We had a chat with Lise to find out about the project, why she felt the need to begin it and what it hopes to achieve. We also find out about.... Read more