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Puppy Skool helping a good cause
A PUPPY school owner has helped to raise hundreds of pounds in memory of her late grandson.
Janet Garrett, who runs Janet’s Puppy Skool, held an open day last month to raise funds for the charity Climb (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases).
The event raised £1,001 in memory of her grandson Jamie Kirk, who died of an inherited metabolic disease when he was just two weeks old.
Eight-year-old Chloe Harnett, who attends Brook Field Primary School in Shaw, suffers from a metabolic condition and collected the cheque on behalf of the charity.
Janet said: “The charity’s research and support is phenomenal and the things they are able to do for people is incredible.
“In the two weeks after Jamie died eight years ago, life was at a standstill.
“Somehow or other Climb appeared and they supported us.”
The open day last month saw dogs and their owners gathering at Janet’s Puppy School in Haydon Wick to take part in obstacle courses, fun games and watch demonstrations, despite the rain.
The open day was the sixth event that Janet and her family have held for Climb.
At the first event they raised £250 and have managed to increase their total every year.
“We want to thank everybody that came along to the open day.
“For people to come out in that weather was really special,” she said.