Pawsome Event at Care Home Raises £350 for Dog Rescue Charity

Henley Manor Care Home on Mill Lane recently hosted a pet friendly afternoon tea event and raised £350 for Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.

As part of the pawsome event, residents, relatives, visiting professionals and their fluffy friends were treated to a delicious afternoon tea, goodie bags and a pamper with local groomer, Claire’s Canines.

Joyce, from Stokenchurch Dog Rescue also attended to give a talk on the vital work the animal rescue charity does and its history.

During the event, the residential and dementia home held a raffle and raised £345 for the charity.

Customer Relationship Manager at Henley Manor Care Home, Charlotte Bennett said: “We are dog friendly at Henley Manor, as animals bring so much joy to our residents, so it was a pleasure to host this event. Everyone had such a brilliant afternoon with the dogs, who all loved their goodie bags. It was also lovely to hear from Joyce at Stokenchurch Dog Rescue and we hope that the money raised during the event can make a difference.”

Resident, Elizabeth Nutter said: “It was such a pleasure having so many doggies visit us and they were all so well behaved. It was a real treat to have them all here to play with and make a fuss of.”

Joyce Marriott from Stokenchurch Dog Rescue added: “I was impressed and heartened that Henley Manor Care Home recognise and appreciate the very positive affect that animals (and dogs in particular) have on mankind.

“Stokenchurch Dog Rescue was started in 1963 by a small group of dog lovers who were horrified by the large numbers of dogs being summarily killed after seven days because –  in the main  – they were deemed to be ‘of no further use’!

“Since inception we have rescued – and safely rehomed – hundreds of dogs and long may this continue.   It is due entirely to the generosity of supporters such as Henley Manor that we can continue with our work.”