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Our Special Friends are looking for a new Office Manager to join their team.



Just in time for Christmas, Alex Kilbee of Muse Portraits, award winning dog photographer has kindly dedicated the next 30 days to raising money for Our Special Friends. He is offering dog photo sessions at his studio in Pakenham in return for a £20 donation to Our Special Friends. The shoot also includes a framed 7in gift portrait of your favourite image. 


Thursday 16th November: 2-5pm - Bridge Drive, organised by Sue Casleton and Peta Hancock, who are very kindly donating any proceeds to Our Special Friends.


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!!!


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.