It costs £352 a year for each Visiting Wag Team. Your support provides special friends for older dog lovers in the community.
John Robson from Cramlington tells us why life is so much better with friends.
For fear of the most in need missing out, we never charge our elderly friends..
So we rely on everyone's help to provide older dog lovers with friends again; someone to chat to and someone furry to cuddle. We know it could so easily be one of us or one of our own family members.
There are so many ways you can help and there are lots of ideas provided here or you could think of your own.
Every contribution, of whatever size, is massively appreciated and carefully managed to make a difference.
Walk for Wag
(3km or 10km)
The 'Walk for Wag' at Kielder is our annual fundraising event which takes place every year in September.
This year it's the 11th of September 2021; don't forget to save the date!
Two and four-legged friends welcome!
If you'd like to create your own fundraising walk, at any time and in any place to suit you, just register here and Walk for Wag.. Anywhere you like..!
We realise that not everyone who wants to walk for Wag will be able to make it to Kielder each September, but no need to worry!
Now you can raise the funds to help end loneliness by creating your own walks any time and anywhere you like..
There are lots of easy ways you and your teams can support us and make a difference to the elderly in our community.
Help us end loneliness.
Fund Visiting Wag Teams to befriend elderly dog lovers
Providing our service safely and effectively is our top priority and in 2019/20..
..it cost £352 to deploy and support each special, befriending Team.
"Loneliness can be debilitating. Improving wellbeing and preventing loneliness is a priority for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. We commission Wag & Company’s unique and preventative home visiting as part of our preventative offer as we see the importance of the positive difference this makes to people"
Assistant Director Adult Strategy and Transformation, Adults and Health, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council