‘It didn’t take me long to decide that I would like to volunteer for Our Special Friends…’

Jane Constable recalls her volunteering journey with Our Special Friends. If she wasn’t busy before, she certainly is now…

In 2018 we lost our Labrador Arnie and wanted to donate some of his possessions to a charity and I’m pleased to say that I came across Our Special Friends.

After meeting with Belinda, who explained what the charity was all about, it didn’t take me long to decide that I would like to volunteer for them. I had my interview with Jane and before I knew it, I was walking Roxy and Pepper in Lakenheath, mother and daughter Staffie crosses, who are totally scatty but adorable dogs. I was also “persuaded” to take on the role of Assessor and local Key Support for Mildenhall. I’ve enjoyed the roles I’ve taken on for OSF, from manning an Awareness table at Sainsburys in December and attending Lakenheath carnival, with the help of some great volunteers, to make the public more aware of the work of the charity.

In July we were lucky enough to adopt a dog from the local RSPCA. He’s a 2yr old Boxer called Bentley and he’s settled in so well and definitely keeps us on our toes.