Canine Partners are an organisation determined to make life better for people with physical disabilities, most of whom use wheelchairs. The dog's partners have a variety of different conditions, some of which have been experienced since birth and others have been acquired during their lifetime. Every Partner has a different story to tell, has different levels of ability, different needs, different things that are preventing them from getting the most out of life - different hobbies and routines. Canine Partners train each dog for each individual, to make the maximum impact.
 
Jenson is a Canine Partners dog, whose Partner has really benefitted from his assistance. She has instigated the "Colour Wheel Appeal" in order to combine her love of quilting with raising funds for and awareness of Canine Partner's fantastic work.
 
The challenge is open to all young quilters, maximum age 16. Make a quilted item that demonstrates a knowledge of the 'colour wheel'. There are no restrictions in the choice of the item to make. Quilts (maximum size 60”x 60”) must have a 4” hanging sleeve attached to the back for display. All entries must have a clear label sewn on with the entrants name and the title of the item.
 
 
 
Beacon Dental Care Malvern Link have kindly donated the use of their building from 17th to the 26th June 2011 where the Challenge entries will be displayed.
 
Final judging will take place on the 18th of June, during a fun day for children where other activities will also take place.
 
The closing date for all entries will be the 1st June 2011. There will be a non returnable entrance fee of £3 to cover costs and the return of entered items. All entries must be constructed by the person named on the entry form. You can download and print an entry form here, Jenson's Colour Wheel Appeal Entry Form. Please complete two copies, one to send with your item, and another as proof of ownership.
 
Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the safety of all items entered in the Colour Wheel Challenge, all entrants will be responsible for insuring there own pieces of work. The Colour Wheel Appeal and Canine Partners will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to items related to the challenge, especially while in transit.
 
Promoter S Hewett, 1 Arosa Drive, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3QE. Contact mypartnerjenson@gmail.com for more information. Canine Partners train assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with disabilities. Charity Commission Registered No. 803680. Scottish Registered Charity No. SCO39050. For more information about Canine Partners go to www.caninepartners.org.uk