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Category: Miscellaneous

Donations Received – Feb 2020

We would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their generous donations

Daphne Hicks

Jessica Housden

Amanda Cahill

PayPal Giving Fund UK

Bryter Ltd

Debra Ashcroft

Heather Curtis

Sarah Dunnagan

Alexandra Blanco

Tim Haycocks

David Sanchez

Mimi Zhao

Kathryn Robson

Kate Maszluch

Malcolm Anderson

Matthew Smith

Calling all Cadets….

Are you a budding artist?  Would you like to design our next charity Thank You card?  Get your thinking caps on and your drawing boards out and your design could be on our Thank You cards for 2020.  Open to all TDN Cadets.

A night at the oscars….


 Last night was the awards night – a bit like the Oscars!!  We were thrilled to be voted by the public into second place out of twelve very worthy nominees.  It was a great night out celebrating all the amazing achievements by the staff and volunteers.

Although Twix didn’t win the gold star she was undoubtably the star attraction of the evening – more than 400 people were there and so many wanted to meet the “famous Twix” and numerous selfies of people with Twix will be winging their way across the social media platforms.  

The local press will cover the event and publicise the fantastic work that Twix and other therapy dogs do and give more coverage to the excellent local mental health services.


Thank you all for voting and publicising!!!!

Love Sal & Twix


Therapy Dog Twix needs your vote

Twix is a border collie who, along with their owner Sally, has been visiting a hospital in Wales for 9 years. In April they were given a Betsi Star Award as appreciation for all their hard work.


All the monthly winners go into a draw and the winner will be selected by public vote and the overall winner will be announced at at Venue Cymru on 1st November.


Twix needs your vote – please click here to show your support.

Why we do what we do, by One Eyed Jack



“A tough time for us at The Hospice yesterday. A little girl cried into my fur. Her Dad is the patient and her Mum has already died. She wrapped her arms around me told me all her troubles, my fur got all wet but I didn’t mind. I think Mum cried on the way home!”

Volunteering for TDN is very rewarding.  It is fun, exciting and you get to meet some incredible people and hear their stories.  Occasionally there are sad moments like Jack’s story but him being there was invaluable.  This is why we do what we do. #therapydogs #volunteeting #hospicecare #upthecollies