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10 November 2022

Buddy Raises Money for Dementia UK

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Worthington Lake, and the Standish community, rallied together to support Buddy the dog who walked over 100km for Dementia UK in October.

Raising over £125 for Dementia UK, Buddy and his owner Melanie Hart, a House Assistant at the home, gathered the support of residents and stacked up the miles around Standish and on a team-building day out in the Lake District.

Dementia UK is a specialist nurse charity that provides life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia.

One resident, Charles Horn, with a strong history of dog handling, walked Buddy the most.

Charles said: “I love dogs, it’s great to get out and I loved being able to support such a worthy cause.”

Charles Horn

Buddy and Melanie’s commitment meant long daily walks with trips across Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Melanie said: “It’s done a lot of good for a worthy cause. It gets people talking about dementia and builds awareness. I appreciate the support I’ve received from the community and everyone who donated.

“Buddy is amazing, he loved every mile of it, especially the pub stops at the end when he received his pork scratchings.

“I’m thankful Worthington Lake and the Home Manager, Kim whose support allowed Buddy to get those extra miles in with residents whilst I was at work, it was a great help to rack up some distance and was lots of fun!”

Melanie Hart

Buddy is still collecting donations for his efforts, if you would like to support please visit:

Kathryn Barton
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