Loneliness highlighted as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, 9th – 15th May 2022!
Martyn Vaughan successfully completed the Paris Marathon in April 2022!
The Spring newsletter is brimming with lovely stories and is definitely worth a quick read over your morning cuppa!
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…
Very exciting to see Wag feature on Crufts More4 show on the 11th of September! Amazing!
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!
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.
⭐️🏃♀️The perfect Fitness Challenge for a great cause! We have charity places for the Great North Run, on Sunday 11th September, 2022!🏃♀️⭐️
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 and tells us when she strokes his head, she feels her stress lift ♥️
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.