Your generous donation to ARTUNMASKED will help us to transform lives across the UK through supporting brilliant small charities like Hypo Hounds, based in Kent.
Sophie-Alice is supported by Hypo Hounds; a small charity based in Kent that trains dogs to save lives by detecting and alerting to the dangerous changes in people living with Type 1 Diabetes.
“I cannot remember most of my life before having Scooby, [my diabetes assistance dog trained by Hypo Hounds]. However, I do remember that not having him had a massive impact on the whole family, as they were petrified of me collapsing without warning – this meant that I often couldn’t participate in activities, such as birthday parties and sleepovers, due to my parents working and being busy, meaning I didn’t have a normal life as a child, because I always had to be accompanied to ensure nothing happened.
Since getting Scooby in 2014, I haven’t been rushed into hospital at all in the past 8 years and my parents are able to sleep at night knowing that I am being looked after. Now that I am a lot older Scooby gives me the freedom to go out and do everything that I was never able to do as I know that I will be safe.”
We’re proud to be funding over 100 small charities changing lives across the country. To find your nearest charity, take a look at our map here.