Budleigh woman recognised for her work with Cinnamon Trust
PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 December 2017
Christine Richer has been given a gold award by the Cinnamon Trust for her volunteer work for the charity in the last 17 years.
A Budleigh Salterton woman has been recognised for her contributions to a national charity that helps the elderly, terminally ill and their pets.
Christine Richer has been a volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust since 2000 and has been the ‘go to’ person when the cause has needed to transport animals to their new homes.
The charity aids elderly people in maintaining their relationship with their pets, with volunteers offering day-to-day help if needed. It also provides a pet fostering service.
Christine was presented with a gold award from the trust by chief executive and founder Averil Jarvis.
She said it was the collecting of a bereaved pet that was often sad and confused and taking them to the ‘loving arms’ of their new foster parents which she found most rewarding.
A spokesman for the trust said: “Volunteers like Christine are the lifeblood of The Cinnamon Trust and, without people like her, we would not be able to help the thousands of elderly and terminally ill people with their pets. Christine is truly worth her weight in gold.”