Kyle Balme"s Assistance Dog Appeal

$21,185 of $20,000 goal
Given by 108 generous donors in around 6 months

Join us in our unique fundraising experience to help give Kyle an Assistance Dog to allow him and our family to live a more normal life.


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Kyle is a 14 year old boy with autism and severe developmental delay. Kyle is non verbal but does communicate with some sign language and some sounds. Kyle was diagnosed at 16 months of age.

Kyle has spent his life living on a sheep and beef farm at Te Kuiti. He has grown up around the woolshed and attending many shearing competitions and speed shears watching his dad "Digger " compete. He loves the repetitive routine of shearing and the noise of the machines.

We experience difficulties with taking him into public ( except shearing competitions ) where he refuses to get out of the car, so the easiest option is to leave him with his sister or elderly grandparents. This is something we can not do forever. we do this because this is the easiest no fuss option.

An ADNZ Assistance Dog would enable Kyle and our family to have a slightly more normal lifestyle. The dog would provide Kyle with constant calm companionship, increased safety when out in public, independence and our family may be able to have some outings to watch his siblings participate in their chosen sports with reduced stress.

ADNZ Assistance Dogs asks each recipient of a dog to raise $20,000 which is only a portion of the total cost to breed and train these truly amazing dogs. Each dog is trained specifically for the needs of each recipient

We are extremely grateful to have the support of the Te Puna Speedshear Committee we hope to reach this target

Cheryl Balme's involvement (page creator)

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Latest donations

Avril & Amanda
Avril & Amanda on 27 Mar 2018
From us all. Avril, Amanda & Kerrin & your friends Noah, Levi & Jojo.
Cheque received in Post
Cheque received in Post on 19 Mar 2018
$1000.00 received from an Otorohanga organisation.
Monies received direct to family
Monies received direct to family on 19 Mar 2018
A & B P L Co $100 Chq, Stratty $100, G & L P $100, Singlet $25
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 17 Mar 2018
We're slow off the mark getting this money to you, but it's our pleasure to help you get a bit closer to the mark. All the best. x
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 16 Mar 2018
Cheryl Balme

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Cheryl Balme

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This page was created on 11 Dec 2017 and closed on 11 Jun 2018.