Students and staff at the Deepings School have shown their support for an animal charity hit by tragedy with a donation of cash and goods.
Kate Armstrong and Philippa Head, both support staff at the school, presented a cheque for £250, as well as dog food and bedding to trustees and volunteers at the charity after a fire four weeks ago that claimed the lives of three Staffordshire bull terriers.
The fire on January 19 also badly damaged offices and stores used by the charity which cares for and re-homes stray, abandoned and neglected dogs.
A Deepings School spokesman said: “As a charity, Three Counties Dog Rescue receives no funding other than donations.
“Trustees and volunteers were desperate for bedding to replace everything lost in the fire and so a collection point was set up at the school where numerous bags of items were donated by both staff and students.”
Gyll Mauchline, chairman of Three Counties Dog Rescue, said: “I’m absolutely delighted because even with losing stores and equipment in the fire, we also need to raise approximately £150,000 to meet our annual expenditure.
“Every single item and penny donated will go towards our mission which is to accept, care for and find homes for unwanted, lost and stray dogs.”