Four-legged hospice fundraisers donate £1,000

FOUR-LEGGED fundraisers have shown dogged determination in donating £1,000 for St Clare Hospice.

The 50-year-old Bishop’s Stortford Dog Training Club, which meets at Great Hallingbury Village Hall on Tuesdays, chose to make the cash injection to the hospice out of their funds.

Sarah Calder, Uttlesford community fundraiser for St Clare, said: “St Clare Hospice is very pet friendly as we recognise the therapeutic benefits that a well-trained dog can bring to someone’s wellbeing.

“As well as Pets As Therapy dogs visiting we always allow patients’ dogs to come in, so long as they’re well behaved. I’m sure many of them have been trained at Bishop’s Stortford Dog Training Club as the dogs were on their best behaviour when I visited.”

Club co-ordinator Richard Simmonds said: “The club has about 100 members and we were only too happy to support St Clare.”