Saddleworth schoolgirl Millie supports man’s best friend

By Matt Taylor

A KIND-HEARTED Saddleworth School student has been hard at work raising money to help dogs find their forever home. 

Two years ago Millie Mumford-Lloyd adopted her own dog Spot from the Dogs Trust and found a friend for life.

After seeing how hard the Dogs Trust work to look after the animals in their care, Millie decided she needed to do all she could to help them. 

She said: “Dogs Trust were amazing, and I could see how hard they work looking after the dogs and finding them new homes. 

“It takes a lot of time, effort and money to do this.

“At Dogs Trust I found my forever friend and together we want to help other dogs find their forever homes, which is why we have chosen this charity.”

Millie recently hosted a charity netball match that raised £31.80 and was a great opportunity for people to get together and raise money for charity. 

And at Saddleworth School students and staff walked a total of 2,425 miles to add more money to the pot while a charity football match was a great success with students and teachers. 

Millie is not alone in her challenge as local businesses including Grandpa Greene’s in Diggle and Uppermill Pets have displayed posters to help raise awareness for Millie’s cause. 

Tesco’s, Greenfield gave also donated prizes to the students to congratulate them on raising money in March with their sponsored walk.

Millie has reached her goal of £200 but showing no signs of stopping her money raising efforts and would still be grateful for any donations to the charity. 

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. They rescue and rehome dogs across the country, running 21 rehoming centres to save more than 16,000 abandoned dogs annually.

You can donate to Millie’s cause online:

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