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Residents welcome puppy

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Friday 7th February 2014
The residents and Mercury the puppy

Residents of a Hoyland sheltered housing scheme found a new four-legged friend in the shape of this cute puppy.


The residents at Fitzwilliam Court raised £285 for Support Dogs and the charity's latest puppy recruit bounced along to say thank you.


Katie Earnshaw, from Fitzwilliam Court, said: "Everyone had a great morning with the Support Dogs puppy.


Residents raised the money for the charity from a New Year's Eve masquerade party. They and staff support many different charities which we hold events for - the  latest is a big coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Trust where we raised more than £500."


Fitzwilliam Court is a sheltered housing scheme owned by  Guinness Care and Support.


On-site staff support service users with varying health needs including physical disabilities and dementia.

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Posted by cariline w I Wed 19th Feb 2014 at 11:14am

It's good for old people to have a pet.My dads' home in north lincs has a big black cat who wandered in from street and never left.He keeps the oldies company and will probably be at their sides when the end comes (sorry old people ) ,which is more than some relatives do for them.......