Students donate Christmas hamper to Greyhound Charity

December 2019

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Canine Therapy staff and students at Writtle University College (WUC) worked together to create a seasonal present for a local charity. Clark's Farm Greyhound Rescue was presented with a dog-friendly hamper of toys and treats, on December 12.

The registered charity is a branch of the Greyhound Trust. Founded in the 1990s by owner and trustee, Steve, his wife, Sandra, and Kennels Manager Dean, the rescue centre cares for and rehomes retired, ex-racing greyhounds.

The gift was accepted by Steve during a visit to WUC's state-of-the-art Canine Therapy Centre. The charity regularly arranges for greyhounds to work with staff and students to benefit from on-campus therapy sessions. Steve was accompanied by a group of greyhounds who immediately showed their appreciation for the gift, with several toys proving popular! 

Veterinary Physiotherapy lecturer Claire Styles said: "We're delighted to have a close working relationship with Clark Farm's Greyhound Rescue and do our best to support the greyhounds with veterinary physiotherapy and canine therapy practical sessions. Our students appreciate the chance to increase their knowledge and have created a festive hamper to help the dogs enjoy a Very Merry Writtle Christmas!"