Dogs Trust Harefield holds fundraiser in memory of longest serving volunteer
On Saturday (24th March) Dogs Trust West London based in Harefield held a fundraising event in memory of their longest serving volunteer, Brendan White who sadly passed away last year.
The day’s activities included a raffle, cake sale and even a doggy tombola. Brendan became an integral part of the team at the West London rehoming centre, giving up 10,000 hours of his time to care for the dogs over 11 years.
Money raised from the event will go towards the creation of an area on the grounds of the rehoming centre where his two and four-legged friends can visit and remember him.
Jo Lloyd, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Harefield, said:
“Brendan’s passing was a huge loss to the rehoming centre and for the four-legged friends he used to care for. He had such a unique and special bond with our longer-term dogs – a strong bond of trust and friendship that had developed over the 11 years that they spent together. Brendan was such a valued part of Dogs Trust Harefield.
“A loyal and committed volunteer, Brendan came in to help us five days a week without fail. As he didn’t have many family members, he became part of our Dogs Trust family.
“Everyone knew and respected Brendan – he was such a kind-hearted man who did so much for our dogs. We’re eternally grateful for his support and he is deeply missed by us all. We are delighted that the money raised from the event will go towards a special area at the centre where we can go to remember him.”
The event raised over £700 and fellow volunteers Matt FitzGerald and Nikki Brown who knew Brendan donated an incredible additional £5,000 to the rehoming centre in his memory.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the rehoming centre please contact Volunteer Coordinator Lucia.