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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.



Welcome to our December Newsletter for Our Special Friends Volunteers.


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.


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!!!


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. 


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.


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


On the way to the next 1000


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


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


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


A fish tank was donated to Gatehouse by Belinda Johnston.


Aquaria can be beneficial to people with dementia.


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


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