Staff dog walk raises £400 for Chesterfield Animal Rescue

Kind-hearted Auto Windscreens staff, with family and friends, helped to raise £400 for Chesterfield Animal Rescue last month (30 April) by taking part in a sponsored dog walk.

Kind-hearted Auto Windscreens staff, with family and friends, helped to raise £400 for Chesterfield Animal Rescue last month (30 April) by taking part in a sponsored dog walk.

Organised by employees, Joanne Cole, Rachel Froggatt and Darren Boden, the picturesque five-mile walk started at Bakewell Agricultural Centre.

It is the second year that the Auto Windscreens trio have led the, now annual, event to fundraise for the cause, which is particularly close to Rachel and Darren’s hearts, having adopted their three-year-old Bullmastiff cross, Max, from the organisation. 

Rachel said: “The team at Chesterfield Animal Rescue are fantastic, giving neglected animals much needed love, attention and rehabilitation. The walk was fantastic despite the bad weather and we would like to thank everyone who sponsored us and those who joined us on the day with their four-legged friends.”

A volunteer from Chesterfield Animal Rescue, which currently has ten abandoned dogs in its care looking for homes, commented: “We rely on donations to operate and are very thankful to our supporters for their continued fundraising efforts. Without their aid, we would not be able to provide food, shelter and veterinary treatment to the animals we look after; it’s as simple as that.”

In addition to needing funds for ongoing care, the charity is looking to raise enough money to buy premises to house the growing number of pets it helps. It is also desperately looking for more foster homes to offer a temporary accommodation, as well as volunteers to help save the lives of animals who are at risk of being put to sleep.