Staff at Jane Lewis Shrewsbury led by Deputy Branch Manager Jackie Millward raised a total of £350 for Bethphage by hosting a charity dog walk at Battlefield in Shrewsbury last weekend.
Established in 1994 as a registered charity Bethphage is a specialist provider of support for adults with a range of learning and physical disabilities in Shropshire, Telford and the West Midlands. Funds raised by the charity Dog Walk will go towards a garden project at Bethphage’s Lodge in Bicton Heath.
Jane Lewis Shrewsbury support Bethphage with their healthcare staffing requirements and due to our close relationship Deputy Manager Jackie was keen to raise funds to support the vital work the charity provides through its registered care homes, supported living services and outreach support.
The Dog Walk held at Battlefield Heritage Park in Shrewsbury attracted over 20 attendees with supporters donating £5 for the chance to win a hamper in the event’s raffle prize as well as take part in the events best dressed dog competition. Winners on the day included Bradbury Court Manager Xenia, Mr Kawood and Caroline Evans.
The kids’ nature quiz saw a number of competitors and was a well contested event and the eventual winner Ellie enjoyed a few servings of well-deserved chocolate cake!
A cake sale was also held on the day at the nearby St Mary Magdalene Church, which saw keen baker Jackie’s cakes snapped up by the hungry attendees. For the dogs there were a range of treats and toys which were enjoyed whilst playing on the Church Green.
Bethphage Service Development Manager Alice Blakeman represented the charity at the Dog Walk and helped out with her dog Lola. Alice said: “Both Lola and I had a great day on Saturday, I’d like to thank you ever so much for organising the day and going to such effort to make it a success!! And for all those lovely cakes!”
Jane Lewis Deputy Branch Manager said: “A great day was had by all and I’m really glad we’re able to help support the wonderful work that Bethphage do. As we support the charity with their healthcare staffing we are well aware of the special contribution they make to the lives of their service users so we’re really pleased to be able to make this charitable donation. Also, special thanks must go to The Church Conservation trust and Robert Milton for letting us use the Church for the day.”