Loneliness, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022!

Loneliness highlighted as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, 9th – 15th May 2022!

Martyn raises over £1300, that’s nearly 4 Visiting Wag Teams!

Martyn Vaughan successfully completed the Paris Marathon in April 2022!

Wag’s Spring newsletter has just been issued!

The Spring newsletter is brimming with lovely stories and is definitely worth a quick read over your morning cuppa!

Meet our new Community & Operations Director, Catriona Taylor joins us in April.

We’re delighted to be welcoming Catriona to our team in April. Catriona brings with her a wealth of charity fundraising, communications and operational experience from her work in Children North East, Blood Cancer UK and Bright Red. Catriona doesn’t have a dog at home right now but her husband Frank runs puppy classes at Dogs…

Wag at Crufts!!

Very exciting to see Wag feature on Crufts More4 show on the 11th of September! Amazing!

Walk for Wag 2022!

More than a Walk, a fantastic day out!

The Wag Coast to Coast 2022 in July

10 amazing Wag supporters – some quite new to cycling – are cycling the Coast to Coast, Workington to Tynemouth on 2 and 3 July! The challenge is 128 miles with some seriously big hills!

17th June 2022 – Wag and Company Golf Day

Attention all golfers! We are absolutely delighted to launch the first ever Wag & Company charity golf day which will take place at Linden Hall Golf Club on Friday 17 June.

Your 2022 Fitness Challenge: Do the Great North Run for Wag!

⭐️🏃‍♀️The perfect Fitness Challenge for a great cause! We have charity places for the Great North Run, on Sunday 11th September, 2022!🏃‍♀️⭐️

Volunteer Profile, this is Jess..

Jess and Frank visit Beechwood Care Home in Northallerton.  Jess lives out of our current area in York but so keen was she to volunteer she was happy to drive up to Northallerton where we were already visiting to share little Frank!  Here she tells us why..

Elsie meets Pringle

Elsie meets Pringle and tells us when she strokes his head, she feels her stress lift ♥️

Team Wag Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!

Wag’s Autumn newsletter’s hot off the press!

Our Autumn Newsletter is hot off the press;  it’s a lovely read to catch up on all things Wag over your morning coffee.  Download your copy here. Autumn Wag news 2021

Volunteer profile: Meet Lynne Wadsworth and Friendship Dog, Spud

Over 400 great people with their special dogs volunteer for Wag & Company across our region, meet one of them, this is Lynne Wadsworth and her Schnoodle Spud who joined us just before Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. Lynne and Spud visit a dementia group in Chester le Street, Rhythm NOT Blues, and also Jim, a gentleman in his own home in Newcastle, who has significant memory issues.
Lynne tells us how she became a Wag volunteer, the difference it makes to her as well as to the people she visits, and why little Spud is the perfect Friendship Dog!

Walk for Wag at Kielder; also a day out for our friends!

Three of our older friends joined us at Kielder this year; Mrs Sheila Moody and Mr & Mrs John Chilton.

Visiting Wag Team Debi and Poppy visit Joan in Newcastle City

We received a referral on the 23rd December for Joan who has a terminal illness in her own home in Newcastle City with 24/7 nursing care. Joan is completely bed ridden, has no family in the region and no-one to visit.

Visiting Wag Team Gemma and Bentley visit Lynn in Killingworth

Mrs Lynn Brennan was referred to us in August 2018 by her GP and also by St Oswald’s Hospice because of her severe arthritis; she has subsequently been diagnosed with chronic lung disease.

Visiting Wag Team Olivia and Kobe visit Ella near Durham City

Olivia and Kobe have been visiting Ella since January 2019. Ella has full time carers and a condition which confines her to a wheelchair which is very challenging for her.

Visiting Wag Team, Terry and Dotty visit Eddie in Bishop Auckland

Terry and his dog, Dotty, have been visiting the lovely Eddie in his own home in Bishop Auckland since November 2019 and they’ve built a beautiful friendship.

Visiting Wag Team Rachel and Ballet visit Ron and Cath in Cramlington

Since November 2017, Rachel and her labrador, Ballet, have been visiting Ron and Cath in their home in Cramlington.