Volunteers help give facelift for dog rescue

Volunteers spruce up Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Algarkirk
Volunteers spruce up Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Algarkirk

A group of volunteers have helped to give a Boston-area dog charity a make-over in just a day.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue’s main reception building and dog kennels in Algarkirk were given a spruce up and a lick of paint recently.

The 20-strong team was organised by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Services (LCVS) with funding support from the Employer Supported Volunteering Project.

“We are delighted to have worked with LCVS to achieve such fantastic results for our centre and more importantly, without costing the charity a penny,” said rescue centre manager Jo Hickson.

“We are so grateful to everyone who donated their time so generously and look forward to welcoming visitors to our newly-revamped centre. While the dogs are also delighted with their new environment, we hope to rehome some of our four-legged friends as a result.”

Jo Herbert, volunteering officer at LCVS, said: “Our volunteers enjoyed taking part enormously and felt a real sense of pride in what they had achieved.”

Elwood Briggs and Turner Vets were the main sponsors for the project, which was also supported by Pilgrim Veterinary Surgery and Julie Holland. Discounted paint and materials were supplied by Turnbull’s.

The Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre is located at Marsh Lane, Algarkirk, South Lincolnshire and is open 1.30pm to 4pm seven days a week.

Details on 01205 365588.