AGA Cookshop and its chain of Aga shops have donated £15,000 to Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.
The sum was raised through the combination of sales of the housewares supplier’s Top Dog range of kitchen textiles, with 5% of every sale donated to the charity, customer donations and events organised in stores.
The donation went towards the care of a litter of 16-week old Collie puppies, handed into Dogs Trust when their owner could not care for them.
Named after sweet treats you could make using an AGA cooker – Crumble, Roulade, Biscuit and Custard – they are just five of the 17,000 dogs looked after by Dogs Trust every year through its network of 21 rehoming centres in the UK and Ireland.
AGA Cookshop commercial manager Caroline Smith said: “We’re proud to have supported Dogs Trust and managed to raise such a significant amount for the charity.
“The Dogs Trust staff are incredibly passionate about all dog breeds and it has been wonderful to see the care and attention they put into looking after so many different dogs.
“Many of our staff own and love dogs themselves so it seemed fitting to support a charity that we know does great work locally in Shrewsbury as well as on a national scale.
“Two members of our staff have gone on to adopt dogs from Dogs Trust Shrewsbury and it’s a cause that has captured our hearts.”
Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre manager Louise Campbell added: “We are immensely grateful for this donation from AGA Cookshop. These funds will go towards providing vital care for the puppies and dogs in our rehoming centres whilst they await new homes.
“We could not carry out our work without the support of the public, and donations like this from AGA go a long way to making life more comfortable for the dogs in our care.”
AGA Cookshop brand manager Sarah Jenkinson presents a cheque to a staff member at Roden Dogs Trust in Shrewsbury