Matrix CNI is proud to support Childfund Australia and children who live in poverty around the world.
In addition to donating regularly, we sponsor a child. Sponsoring a child is one of the best and easiest ways to make a real difference to children living in poverty. We sponsor a little girl called Evonne in Kenya.
Evonne and her family
By doing this we know that we are supporting not only Evonne but her family and community. Our sponsorship means that the whole community benefits in areas such as education, water, healthcare and more. We know that our support will live on in the community for years to come so that Evonne and her children will benefit from our support.
Childfund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long term community development and promoting children’s rights. Together we can create change for children.
Supporting people with sight loss
Matrix CNI takes social responsibility seriously, so along with our other community contributions we have decided to help the NSW/ACT Guide Dogs in their quest to support people with sight loss. It takes over 2 years to raise, train and transform playful pups into brilliant Guide Dogs and Therapy Dogs - a journey only made possible by support like ours.
We help by sponsoring Bud as he takes the journey where we’ll see him grow from a cute and cuddly tail-wagger to a loyal and trusted companion. As Bud continues to develop along his journey, we will posts his ‘Pupdates’.
In addition, our Managing Director, Deni, and his family have just been approved to raise their second puppy. Unbelievably the first one, Richie, made it with flying colours and continues his valuable service as a guide dog. We will also give you details and Pupdates of that as it comes to hand.
Pupdate May 2021
We have recently received news from Bud, who is now 18 months old and headed back to the Guide Dogs Centre. Here, he will be assessed on his abilities, temperament and personality, while undertaking a rigorous five-month-long training program.
Bud is an “enthusiastic boy who always tries his best” and, like many puppies, is notably strong in the areas of meeting new people and getting cuddles. These traits will hold him in good stead for his upcoming two-week temperament assessment where instructors will note his reaction to many different situations that he may encounter in day-to-day environments – including how he’ll react to a sandwich on the ground!
The next steps for Bud.
- A health check from a veterinarian to ensure he is in top shape and equipped to walk the estimated 9,000kms a Guide Dog will travel during their life.
- Careful assessment over several long walks, determining his eagerness to work and his ability to display good concentration.
- Learning to place himself and his trainer in the safest positions on the pavement during walks.
- Understanding more about Bud’s unique personality and temperament, which are of the utmost importance for the matching process, if Bud is to graduate as a Guide Dog.
We wish Bud all the best over the coming pivotal months in his Guide Dog journey!
Pupdate July 2020
Bud has recently shared his new way of training with us!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, NSW/ACT Guide Dogs have had to change the way they train to keep puppies on track to becoming service dogs. Bud is now joining us in the world of technology by participating in virtual puppy classes, helping him stay engaged and continue learning his basic foundation skills.
After training, Bud is keeping his family entertained during play time and providing some much-needed companionship!