Rory, the Uckfield Lions sponsored Canine Partner, enters his advanced training

Uckfield Lions donated £5000 from the proceeds of their 2017 Classic Car Rally to sponsor the training of Rory, a Canine Partner puppy.

In July 2018 Uckfield Lions were informed that Rory, then 8 months old, was progressing well. He was working very steadily & picking up new commands quickly. On a trip to a local town he was calm & attentive in the supermarket & not bothered by all the different noises, people & trolleys.

The latest update this month from Canine Partners, informs Uckfield Lions that Rory has gone into their Southern Centre to start his advanced training. He will spend the next 5 weeks or so settling into his new surroundings & meeting his new class mates. He will then be matched with his potential partner at which point his advanced trainer will be training Rory to learn specific tasks that will be required when he starts his new journey as a fully trained canine partner.

Uckfield Lions would like to thank people who support their fund raising events which enables them to support local good causes. This year’s car rally will be on 29th September, with their Big Fun Day & Scarecrow competition being held on 2nd June. Stall booking forms & scarecrow competition entry forms are available from or from the Lions bookshop in Olives Yard