Chair's Summer Social raises over £1,000 for Pets As Therapy charity

01st July 2022


Cllr Debbie Morris, Chair of Three Rivers District Council, hosted a hugely successful Summer Social on 29 June at The Artichoke in Croxley Green. The event was in support of the Chair’s charity, Pets As Therapy (PAT). 

Clare Davis, Chief Executive of PAT, spoke about the charity's work visiting schools, care homes, hospices, hospitals and prisons. Volunteers take their temperament-assessed pets to these establishments where their visits provide a real boost. Children unwilling to read aloud to a teacher will read to a PAT dog; those suffering from memory loss can recall their own happy experiences of pets when introduced to one. Anxiety levels are reduced and lives enhanced by these encounters. Clare called for more volunteers in the district to step forward and join the PAT team as there are a large number of places waiting to have PAT visits.

The evening raised over £1,000 for PAT.

Cllr Morris said: “I was absolutely delighted with the tremendous amount raised for this wonderful charity. Thank you to everyone who supported it.”

Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Chair’s charity is asked to go to her webpage where details of how to do it are set out.