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Companionship in the Community Project – Give A Dog A Bone

Give A Dog A Bone offers companionship to isolated residents in the local community.

The charity received a £2,000 grant to support its vital work in Glasgow’s Southside.

The saying goes that dogs are man’s best friends and in Shawlands it seems to be true! This unique charity aims to battle loneliness amongst older adults by offering a welcoming community space where people can meet, chat, and enjoy time with some four legged friends.

Dog walks in Queens Park, group activities in the community space, coffee and conversation, and spending time with companionship dogs are just some of the services the project provides. You can see from the photos that the project offers a paw-fect solution to bringing people together.

a park bench with three older adults having a chat whilst a dog wanders at their feet a group of older ladies do stretch exercises

Charity Founder Louise Russell said “Give a Dog a Bone would like to thank Merchants House of Glasgow for their generous donation of £2000 towards our Shawlands ‘Companionship in the Community’ project. With your help, we will continue to tackle loneliness and social isolation for older adults via animal companionship and friendship in Shawlands and beyond.”

Learn more about Give A Dog A Bone by visiting their website.

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