Our New Patron, The Duchess of Northumberland

Published: 24th October 2018

We are honoured to welcome Her Grace, The Duchess of Northumberland, as our Patron.

Best known for redeveloping The Alnwick Garden, the Duchess of Northumberland is a British businesswoman and has served as Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland since 2009. An avid dog lover, the Duchess has been integral in developing the Elderberries Programme at Alnwick, a social project bringing people together to socialise and build friendships.

By putting her faith in us and lending her support, we are hopeful that more and more people across our region with their special dogs will become aware of the difference they could make to our elderly neighbours with just an hour or two most weeks.

The Duchess said:  “Being a lover of dogs, I understand and appreciate how they can enhance life for their owners and elderly friends. Loneliness is a killer and if dogs can help to address this scourge of the 21st century then I am fully supportive and am honoured to be a Patron of such a worthy initiative.”