Dog agility Julie from Suffolk helps to raise over £1,200 for MS Society
Julie Thomson, 53, from Stansted, has Multiple Sclerosis She successfully displayed her dog agility prowess on her amazing TGA Breeze 3 mobility scooter at Ace Agility’s fundraising event for the MS Society on Easter Sunday, helping to raise over £1,200.
The event was held at Braggons Farm, Glemsford, Suffolk and was attended by over 120 locals and dog owners. They witnessed over 40 dogs and their owners practicing their skills around a dog agility course. Among whom was Julie Thomson who uses a TGA Breeze mobility scooter to negotiate the agility equipment whilst directing her 4-year-old Patterdale Terrier, Dodger.
Julie is a retired nurse who was diagnosed with MS in 1998. As her mobility became more restricted, she decided to use a mobility scooter, but it was not until she owned a robust and rugged TGA Breeze 3 that she was able to tackle a wider variety of ground conditions and consider taking up dog agility.
Organized by Ace Agility dog trainer, Jacqui Wood, the event has already raised over £1,200 for the MS Society’s “Challenge60” fundraising campaign in celebration of the charity’s 60th anniversary. Despite the cold weather, a healthy number of people came to see Julie and Dodger in action, along with 10-year-old Fred and “JJ” the Border Collie, who will soon be appearing together on CBBC’s TV program “Who Let The Dogs Out?”
Julie thanked everyone who attended, donated and sponsored this special event, it was a great day all round! She would recommend a TGA mobility scooter to anyone living with restricted mobility who wants to enjoy the outdoors independently.
Julie can be seen in action on her TGA Breeze 3 mobility scooter onYoutube