School Supports Dogs Trust Darlington
Sugar Hill Primary School based in Newton Aycliffe has 420 children on their roll from Nursery to Year 6. In summer 2017 the school sent out a questionnaire to parents asking for them to name three charities they would like to support during the 2017/18 academic year. The top 3 were Dogs Trust, North East Air Ambulance and Cancer Research. Dogs Trust was chosen by the school to be the focus during the autumn term so that they could educate the children about the importance of not getting a dog for Christmas. This also ensured that the collections were ready for delivery before Christmas in time for Santa Paws to work his magic.
The school supported the Darlington rehoming centre in many ways including the creation of rehoming posters, donating a huge amount of bedding and lots of food. The choir also very kindly recorded a song that was used as the backing track for the centre’s December movie. The grand finale was great fun as the school children had a non-uniform day and to be allowed to do so they brought in food donations.
Ester and Canine Carer Andrew were on hand to accept the donations which were stacked under the Christmas tree in reception. On behalf of staff and dogs at the centre would like to say a big thank you to the pupils and teachers for choosing to support Dogs Trust Darlington.
Dogs Trust Education Office Alison said “It’s being an amazing term and the support from Sugar Hill Primary School has been outstanding”.