10th Dec, 2016

Vale pair in the dog house for a good cause

Joshua Godfrey 23rd Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

TWO caring businesswomen will set tails wagging by spending an entire weekend in the ‘doghouse’ to raise cash for the Dog’s Trust centre in Evesham.

Mary Jones and Julie Young, who have been canine foster carers and volunteers for the Dogs Trust for the last three years, decided to set themselves the challenge after seeing first hand the work the charity does.

The challenge is part of the pair’s year long attempt to raise £10,000 for the rehoming centre in Wickhamford. They came up with the unusual idea after

Mary’s husband jokingly photographed her inside a kennel which gave her the idea for their challenge.

On May 28 to May 29, the business partners will be eating, sleeping and keeping themselves entertained in a dog kennel at the centre. They will be inviting friends, family and supporters to come and visit them so they can see first hand the work the charity does.

Julie Young said: “We love helping out Dogs Trust and have really enjoyed all the dogs that we have fostered over the years.

“However we felt that it was time to really help them with a challenge, which will help buy much needed training equipment for general and obedience training and that builds confidence in the dogs whilst they await loving new homes.”

Dogs Trust Assistant Manager Emma Bragginton explains: “We are so grateful to Mary and Julie for setting themselves this incredible challenge to help our dogs.

“We hope they both find kennel life comfortable as they raise money to ensure the centre’s dogs are kept as happy as possible during their time with us as they search for loving new homes.”

To donate to Mary and Julie’s challenge visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/mandjcharitychallenge.