Leyland children’s generous gift for homeless hounds

Gift: Ruby Gillibrand, Ava Frain and Matthew Carroll with with Maddie at Homeless Hounds
Gift: Ruby Gillibrand, Ava Frain and Matthew Carroll with with Maddie at Homeless Hounds
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Most children may only be interested in what people are going to give them for their birthday.

But three generous children, Ruby Gillibrand, Ava Frain and Matthew Carroll from Leyland, who were celebrating their eighth birthday, decided to ask for donations instead of presents to donate to worthy causes.

While Ruby and Matthew decided to donate to Homeless Hounds, in Thornton, a charity which helps dogs in pounds on their way to reputable rescues and into their loving forever homes, Ava decided to donate to Macmillan Nurses, a charity which is close to her heart.

And altogether, the children who all attended St James C of E school, Leyland, managed to raise a massive £150.

To see where their money was going Ruby, and Ava, visited the Homeless Hounds base to hand over the money and have a look around the kennels to see what their money will help towards, and of course meet some of the dogs still looking for their forever homes.

And the pair met their match with Maddie, a Great Dane cross who came into the care of Homeless hounds after being abandoned with a terrible skin condition and very under weight.

Emma Duffin, Trustee and rehoming coordinator, said: “We would like to thank Ruby, Mathew and Ava for their incredible act of kindness, they are truly inspirational children.

“Each dog requires health checks and veterinary care kennelling, food and without the support of our donators this could not be achieved.”