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Dog-loving youngster raises money for causes close to her heart

Laura Kearns 31st May, 2021

A DOG-loving youngster from Warwick has been raising money for a cause close to her heart.

Lilly Garratt began using her pocket money to bake dog biscuits for Coventry-based charity Dogbus after hearing about its work rescuing dogs and puppies from Romania and bringing them to be rehomed in the UK.

The 10-year-old sold more than 60 bags of treats, raising £220 for the charity. To show its appreciation Dogbus then went on to name a dog after the youngster.

Lily recently began a second fund-raiser making and selling dog bandanas to raise money for charity Guide Dogs, raising £283.

And shoppers at the Leamington branch of Morrisons nominated the youngster for the supermarket’s Little Sunshine Award, which recognises those in the community who have gone above and beyond to help others.

Along with winning the award, Lilly also received lots of dog treats and a new dog bed, which she chose to donate to Dogbus.

Her mum Anna said: “Lilly loves all animals and is an aspiring vet, but she definitely has a soft spot for dogs.

“She was so happy to win the award from Morrison’s and it’s spurred her on to do more fund-raising.”

Morrisons community champion Alex Pearson added: “Lilly has done so well and to be thinking of others is just amazing.

“During lockdown dog charities have struggled to fund-raise or have people visit due to the restrictions and this means dogs have not been able to find a forever home.

“With Lilly doing what she has been has made it a bit easier.

“Well done Lilly and thank you for you all your kindness.”

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