Funding a seizure response dog for Hayleigh!

A Community project Gosport - Portsmouth

Funding a seizure response dog for Hayleigh!

Raising money towards the dog and necessary training to have a seizure assistance dog. This will change my life and could save it.

They did it!

On 31st Mar 2015 we successfully raised


of £1,000 target

39 backers


28 days

New stretch target

Thank you for helping me to reach my original target!! This will pay towards the dog and 10 weeks worth of training!!! Training takes an average of 18 months so any money I make from this point will continue to go towards training! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! 

Project aim

Raising money towards a dog and the necessary training to have a seizure assistance dog! This will help me so much, having epilepsy has really affected my life and my independence.

About the project

Hello, my name is Hayleigh and I suffer with uncontrolled epilepsy. I have regular seizures. I am unable to go out alone or to be left in the house alone for too long. Having epilepsy has really affected my independence, my confidence and most importantly my safety. I have started my own business so I can work from home and afford to support myself without any assistance or benefits. What I really need is a seizure response dog. This is a dog which is trained to respond to a seizure and to make sure I am safe and to protect me from injury by moving any harmful objects and then laying alongside me for the duration of the fit. The dog will then retrieve my medication and wake me up and help me to sit. He will then provide comfort, which is necessary when waking up and having no clue where you are, how you got there and why you are in so much pain!! This is something that I feel will help me no end. I will finally feel safe and have the confidence to go out alone with my new best friend by my side! 

Any help or contributions would be so massively appreciated and help me to change my life! 

Thank you