All creatures great and small

Making a difference for our four legged friends

Our colleagues all care about their communities, and it seems that a lot of them also share a love of caring for animals. Across the country, our funeral homes have been asking for support from their communities to make a difference to the lives of animals by donating to local charities, including one rather large donation to Belfast Zoo!

Our team at Houston & Williamson were extremely pleased to donate their used Christmas Trees to Belfast Zoo for the enclosures, giving the animals something different to interact with. An amazing idea and way to make use of something that would have just gone to waste.

From elephants to something much smaller, our team at Bidford Funeralcare were amazed with the amount of bedding, towels, food and toys donated by the local Bidford on Avon community. They had asked for donations for the Dogs Trust in Evesham, and after an incredible response were pleased to be able to take 8 huge sacks of goodies and bedding to the charity.

Dogs Trust do amazing work with dogs in their care, and our JT Rhodes Funeralcare in Bredbury also wanted to support their local rehoming centre – this time in Manchester. They act as a collection point for donations of dog food, collecting various food and treats that members of the public bring into the branch and then deliver it to the rehoming centre.

Of course, there are many smaller rehoming centres up and down the country that need support, and our funeral home in Worksop has been collecting for the aptly named BARK (Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels). The charity look after unwanted and cruelly treated cats and dogs and, as they are funded by donations only, rely heavily on the local community. The collection was a big help and much needed.

Our colleagues in North Shields have been arranging collections for The Newcastle Cat and Dog Shelter, and when a lady wanted to help but wasn’t able to get to the funeral home to drop her donation off, two of our colleagues walked over to her house to pick the donation up in person.

And finally to our funeral home in Carcroft, who, together with colleagues at Co-op Food Woodlands, arranged collections of pet food for the rescued and injured animals at the Bawtry RSPCA site. As with most animal rescue centres, they depend on charitable donations to keep up the good work they do, and so were very grateful for the large amount of food and treats they received.

Well done to all our animal loving colleagues for their continued support to our furry friends.

For further information contact

Sarah Pyatt

Press Officer