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(Pictured L-R: Debbie Weed, Matthew Bolton, Robin Johnston, Hannah Wellings and Andrew Hitchon)

Solicitors volunteer at Leicester Animal Aid

On Tuesday 24th November, volunteers from Bray & Bray Solicitors’ Leicester, Hinckley and Market Harborough offices spent a wet yet inspiring afternoon gardening at Leicester Animal Aid.

The charity has been voted as one of Bray & Bray’s ‘Charities of the Year’ and so the team of volunteers were keen to get stuck in, to support a cause that they believe in and one that, as dog and cat owners, is close to their hearts.

Speaking about the experience, Associate Solicitor Andrew Hitchon said:

“Many of the people at Bray & Bray are huge animal lovers, so lots of us jumped at the chance to get involved.  Despite the weather, we had a great time learning about the fantastic work that Leicester Animal Aid does and we were lucky enough to meet some of the dogs that currently live there.  “Overall, it was a very rewarding, humbling experience and I think that all of us would have taken Charlie Brown and Peanut home with us if we could have done!”

Animal Aid

(Pictured: Andrew Hitchon and Debbie Weed with Peanut (left) and Charlie Brown (right) and kennel assistant Laura Oxbrough)

Leicester Animal Aid’s Fundraising Manager, Vikki Campbell hosted the group and comments:

“We are very grateful and sincerely appreciate all the hard work the team from Bray & Bray put into tidying up our gardens in the car park in such inclement weather. So much of the work we do here at the centre relies on the generosity of volunteers, as we receive no Government funding or National Lottery grants. We can rehome over 500 animals each year and can have 50 dogs and 35 cats in at any one time, so it is vital that the kennel and cattery assistants’ time is freed up to care for the animals. Hopefully the team from Bray & Bray enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having them!”

There is already a waiting list for staff to volunteer at Leicester Animal Aid again and due to how welcoming the staff are, alongside the evidence that it’s a wonderful, local organisation, any future volunteering is guaranteed to be a heart-warming experience – come rain or shine!