Duvets for DAWGs

The University of Bristol has supported a local dog rescue charity by donating duvets, collected during The Big Give.

Bristol DAWG accepted over 120 duvets, which were collected from student halls of residents as part of the Big Give. The charity rescues and rehomes lurchers and greyhounds; these breeds are often abandoned by certain communities if they are not suitable for racing.

Alice Maxwell-Lyte, Environmental Supervisor (Waste & Resources) who works within the University’s Sustainability department said: “It was lovely to meet Geraldine, Colin and your dogs today! Learning more about what your charity does was fascinating. It’s wonderful that the University of Bristol can support the good work that Bristol DAWG do and it’s a great outlet for those leftover duvets, which can otherwise be a difficult item to recycle.”

Geraldine Watkins, who is one of five dedicated Trustees who take the dogs from the kennels into their care, whilst they are waiting for their new permanent homes said: “Thank you so much, the staff at the kennels are thrilled. The duvets will be put to very good use, as dogs are going to have lovely soft beds. We are extremely grateful for your help.”

Sustainability has supported several local charities with donations from the Big Give.

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