Judith Jensky and her ‘best
friend’ Henry made a special visit to a Kings Lynn hospital to receive a cheque
for £650 for the charity Canine Partners.
Judith, who was paralysed
from the neck down when she was just a teenager, was teamed up with Henry in
BMI Sandringham Hospital
staff raised the money by a series of events, including a dog naming
competition, book swaps and raffles as well as making donations at their
The cheque was presented by
BMI Sandringham Executive Director Caroline Nicklinson when Judith and Henry
paid a visit to the hospital so that Judith could take part in a question and
answer session explaining how Henry helps her in day-to-day life. She also
talked about the work done by Canine Partners.
Earlier this year BMI
Sandringham staff won a Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
‘Opportunities Award’ for their work with Canine Partners. The award is presented
by the Mayor on a bi-annual basis.
She said: “He gets me out and
about and I have made lots of new friends where I live. He helps me on and off with clothing, opens
and closes doors, fetches the television controls, gets the post, takes washing
from the machine and so much more.
“Since having Henry I have
participated more in village life, joining the film club, helping at the
community café and exploring the countryside – all things I wouldn’t have done
For BMI Sandringham Caroline
said: “It really was a pleasure to welcome them to the hospital. It gave
everyone chance to hear about the great work done by Canine Partners and has
made us all enthusiastic about continuing our fund-raising work.”
further information about how you could get involved visit www.caninepartners.org.uk.
Private hospital news : 26 June 2012