Well over 200 people enjoyed an open day with lots of competitions at Janet’s Puppy Skool in Haydon Wick in September and raised a record breaking £2005 for CLIMB (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases). This total included £750 match funding by Barclays.
Puppy Skool owner, Janet Garrett said: “Our thanks go to Barclays and to everyone else who helped us achieve this fantastic amount. Whether you put up a poster at work or school, donated a cake or enjoyed one in the coffee shop, donated a raffle prize or bought a raffle ticket, bid for an auction item, entered or judged a class, raced round the agility course, ran a craft stall, volunteered and worked hard on the day, added a donation to our pot, or just told your friends and acquaintances all about the open day and Climb‚ thank you.”
Janet has raised several thousand pounds over the last seven years in memory of her late grandson Jamie Kirk who died aged two weeks in 2002 from an inherited metabolic disease.
Chloe and Harry Harnett who live in Middleleaze and attend Brook Field Primary School collected this year’s cheque. Chloe, 9, was diagnosed in 2012 with the rare condition Coffin Lowry Syndrome characterized by craniofacial (head and facial) and skeletal abnormalities, learning difficulties, short stature, and hypotonia.
Her brother Harry has been diagnosed with metabolic condition Chromosome 3P26 deletion which affects his speech and development.
Pictured: Mack the Bouvier des Flandres takes over the cheque presentation from Janet and Puppy Skool members, and Chloe and Harry Harnett