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Puppies help raise over £600 for Farleigh Hospice

Thursday 16th July

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Six beautiful terrier cross poodle puppies have helped raise over £600 for Farleigh Hospice.

The puppies were born just as the Covid-19 pandemic took control of the country. After watching the news unfold, breeder Diana Bailey from Burnham-on-Crouch decided to donate all proceeds from the puppies to Farleigh Hospice.

Diana Bailey said: “During the lockdown, we were able to give the puppies all the love, care and attention they needed. But it was a difficult time, we were in shock about what was happening around us and wanted to support our local doctors and nurses. We didn’t want to make a profit from the sale of the puppies, so we spoke to the new owners and agreed we would give the money to Farleigh Hospice. Through the sale of the puppies and gift aid we raised just over £600 for the hospice.”

The puppies are now relishing their new lives in Cornwall, Norfolk, and London. However, three have remained in Essex, enjoying walks in their home towns of Burnham and Bradwell. Each puppy has played their part in supporting Farleigh’s nurses and doctors, who are working 24 hours a day helping to care for those living with a life-limiting illness, and supporting the NHS through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alison Stevens, Chief Executive, Farleigh Hospice said: “This is a lovely story and we would like to thank the Bailey family for their kind donation. We are also grateful for the additional income received as a direct result of Gift Aid. Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. If you Gift Aid your donation we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate to Farleigh Hospice. This additional income has a huge impact and helps us to continue to care and support those living with a life-limiting illness or bereavement.”