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Our cake appeal

Our May Cake Appeal, raised over £1300 - thank you so much to everyone who supported it, what a wonderful result!

It enabled us to send most* of the people we visit in their own homes a special cake treat in early May, with online baker Meg Rivers agreeing to discount their rate to bake and despatch some gorgeous lemon drizzle tray bakes. Enough for one a day for a week.

*cake wasn’t always a possible treat for health reasons, so a small balance went to residents at two care homes we visit and who support us.

Our ‘Wag thinking of you' postcard went to almost 2500 friends across the region, at home or in care and they loved it! We wanted to make sure they realised why we weren’t visiting and they didn’t think we’d forgotten them.

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Here’s our friend Sheila, 92, delighted with her cake and below are just a sample of the many lovely responses we’ve had from everyone...

"just wanted to say a huge thank you! Cake arrived today, You are all amazing. I loved her little face, it says everything, you are totally amazing people and poochies. Being a key worker and having to leave Mam whilst i'm helping others and knowing you are all thinking of us means the world."

"Dad has received a lovely message and cake from Wag and Co by post this morning. Thank you so much for the kind thoughts and lovely gesture, it is very much appreciated. We are as well as can be and hope everyone at Wag and Co is too in these unprecedented and difficult times. We keep in touch with our Visiting Wag Team by text and look forward to seeing them in the not too distant future hopefully. Stay safe. Best wishes"

"I'm absolutely over the moon with my cake and card. It was ever so kind and really meant something special to know that someone is thinking of you in such a hard time. I couldn't believe how lucky I was to have someone that cares enough to send me a gift"

"I was so surprised to get my parcel, I'm alone and it's so awful but it was nice to get a surprise in the post; I couldn't wait to try it as it looks lovely."

"my friend was thrilled that she had been remembered and very grateful"

"hello, we would just like to say a big thank you for the lovely Lemon Drizzle cake we received today. All gone now..it was lovely. We're looking forward to a doggie visit when all is back to normal...x "

"just to say a big thank you to you at Wag for the lovely cake I've just received, so very kind of you and thank you for the card you sent to say its because of the present situation that you can't come visiting with the dogs but I send my love to all of you and a very big thank you."

"thank you so much on behalf of my Mum for the cake delivery. She's missing her Wag friends but the cake made her day, very kind of you x"

"got such a nice surprise this morning. Lovely lemon drizzle cake from Wag & Co, how lovely of them. Very kind xx"

"she was absolutely over the moon about it. She said it was super thoughtful and more importantly really delicious. She said it was the best lemon drizzle she'd ever had."

"she's thrilled with the delivery of a lemon drizzle cake from Wag & Co, thank you. x"

"it was so kind, life is so difficult now and I miss my dog and my weekly lunch club and my chats. The cake was so lovely and I felt like a child again receiving a surprise present like that, so nice."

Thanks so much to everyone who supported our Appeal and made this happen!

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