Canine Concern Therapet Awards

We were delighted cover the recent Canine Concern Scotland Trust Therapet Awards Luncheon on Sunday, 15th November 2015 at Kaim Park Hotel in Bathgate.

Patron Rosemary Long and Patricia McMahon with Bruce, Therapet of the YearDelightful Bruce the Boxer was named Therapet of the Year.  He and his owner, Patricia McMahon from Bellshill, Glasgow, received the prestigious Spencer Award from Patron, Rosemary Long.

Bruce became a Therapet in May 2013 and volunteers with Patricia in a range of settings including hospitals, a secure unit, with children with special needs and in Paws for Stress events.

Runner up for the award was Harris, a Curly Coated Retriever and his owner Barbara Cooney.  Harris has regularly visited Benarty View Care Home in Kelty, Fife for more than six years.

Other award recipients included:

Therapet Organiser of the Year – Marion Livingstone, Area Representative in the Borders

Iain Whyte Memorial Award for special benefit to the Trust – Edinburgh Volunteer Centre’s Volunteer Hub at Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Miss Matty Award to Rebecca Castello and Poppy for raising £434.75 by walking the Great Glen Way

Ki-Chu-Asha Stars of Hope Memorial Trophy to Area Representative for Badenoch & Strathspey, Vivien Moen as organiser raising the most money in a walk

Twenty Year Service Award to Sharon Johnstone and Fiona Stalker

Special Award to mark the retirement of Trustee of Rita Percival after 15 years service

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Thank you to the committee, staff and members of Canine Concern Scotland for a lovely afternoon and the opportunity to cover the annual Awards event.

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Founded in 1988, Canine Concern Scotland Trust is a registered charity that co-ordinates the Therapet scheme involving around 700 volunteers and their pets across Scotland, provides information on responsible pet ownership and promotes research on the therapeutic value of pets for people who are isolated or otherwise in need.

The annual Awards Luncheon is supported by a generous donation from Burns Pet Nutrition.