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School gets ‘top marks’ from Dogs Trust!
Charlotte and fellow pupils raise nearly £200 for dogs in need of a home

When the Goodge family visited the Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre, little did they think the visit would have such an impact on their daughter. Not only did the family rehome Meg, a Bearded Collie Cross, but their twelve year old daughter Charlotte was so impressed with the work of Dogs Trust that she came up with the idea to raise money for the charity so that she could help other dogs in need of a home.

With the help of her sister Jenny and friends, Charlotte held a cake sale and also sold Dogs Trust stickers and badges at their school Southend High School for Girls. In addition, Charlotte wanted her fellow pupils to learn about responsible dog ownership, the benefits of rehoming a dog and the work of the charity, so she gave a talk to two Year Seven classes. By asking for donations of one and two pence, Charlotte raised an impressive £188.00

Charlotte commented: "When we went to rehome Meg I was very impressed with the centre and how well the staff looked after the dogs. I was also very shocked to learn how many dogs have to be put down by local authorities simply because they can’t find them a home. I thought if I could raise some money, I could help the charity continue their work and be able to care for more dogs."

Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre Manager, Diane McLelland-Taylor, comments;

"We are really proud and very grateful for Charlotte’s determination and resourcefulness to raise money for Dogs Trust. Charlotte’s money will be put to good use, helping us to find more homes for stray and abandoned dogs in East Anglia."

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 12, 500 stray and abandoned dogs each year through its network of 15 Rehoming Centres nationwide. For anyone who is interested in helping to charity raise money or to become a volunteer, please contact Dogs Trust Snetterton on 01953 498 377.