East Sussex dog delivers Christmas dinners to people on their own at Christmas

A Labradoodle and his owner have been delivering Christmas dinners to people across East Sussex.

Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 10:50 am

All year round Bodhi goes to work with his owner Lynn Leeves, offering some company and support to members of the Support and Confidence Scheme run through Adult Social Care & Trading Standards.

This year the duo worked on Christmas Day too, preparing and delivering lunches to 15 people on their own.

The lunches included produce from locally-sourced businesses, according to Lynn. Matilda’s Dog Grooming also paid for all the vegetables used.

Lynn said heating instructions were given to those who could independently finish off the meal, and anyone who needed support was given it when needed.

Lynn said, “Due to many of the clients being on their own on Christmas Day I decided to take them round a lunch and offer some company.

“We had an amazing amount of donations from people locally including crackers, napkins, hampers, chocolate and sweets so we could give goodie bags to everyone too.”

Lynn said a big part of her job is to help combat loneliness, something her visits with Bodhi do.

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The pair are raising money for Care for the Carers, a charity that works to reduce loneliness.

So far Bodhi and Lynn have raised £950, so they are very close to their £1,000 target by the end of 2020.

Anyone wanting to help Bodhi and Lynn complete their target can go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/projectkindnesswithbodhi