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Welcome to our Spring Newsletter!

01/05/2018

To mark the celebration of our 4th birthday, the OSF team took time out to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of birthday cake.

26/04/2018

Donald shares his experiences as a dog owner and a volunteer for Our Special Friends. Thank you Donald. We have enjoyed listening to this immensely! 

26/04/2018

Welcome to our January 2018 Newsletter!

26/01/2018

What a fantastic get together! Over 500 people attended Bury St Edmunds' first information fair for older people! Our Special Friends group gave out information on the benefits of animal companionship.

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14/12/2017

Welcome to our December Newsletter for Our Special Friends Volunteers.

01/12/2017

What an incredible fundraiser! Our thanks especially to Sue Casleton, Peta Hancock and Richard Evans for organising such a brilliant Fundraising Bridge Drive which raised a terrific £1,200 for Our Special Friends! We are tremendously grateful for the generous raffle prizes and to everyone who took part.

20/10/2017

Thank you to Gail Hussey, for a fun and informative Dog Grooming Training session in Stowmarket last night. Gail who has been a Crufts judge and has lectured in dog grooming for many years, gave tips on grooming and holding your dog whilst grooming. Some dogs came out looking a lot neater than when they went in!!!

13/10/2017

A big 'Thank you' to Swayne and Partners and to all those involved in organising such a fun night out, which raised an amazing £342.12. 

29/09/2017

What an amazing feat! The team from Uplands Way Veterinary Clinic came up with the idea of a 60-mile endurance walk to raise funds for OSF. They have raised a staggering £1,850 towards their target of £2,000. If you would like to support their tremendous efforts and help them reach their target, their MyDonate page is still open.

29/09/2017

Welcome to our first newsletter for friends and supporters of Our Special Friends. 

13/09/2017

On the way to the next 1000

26/05/2017

Belinda Johnston hopes to raise awareness of the benefits of animal companionship.

18/01/2017

Really important economic evidence for the work of Our Special Friends.

15/12/2016

Meet Karen and her companion, Purdy, whose presence allows her to cope with life's challenges.

14/12/2016

A fish tank was donated to Gatehouse by Belinda Johnston.

01/07/2016

Aquaria can be beneficial to people with dementia.

09/08/2015

When age, illness or frailty mean people need help to cope with life, there is one precious relationship that often gets ignored.

10/06/2015

Pets As Therapy (PAT) Club pilot scheme with the University of East Anglia.

06/06/2014