THAME: Dog-lovers show it’s not all doom and loom for canines

Eight-year-olds Jemima Jenson, left, and friend Millie Lay sold their unwanted books and toys in aid of the RSPCA
Eight-year-olds Jemima Jenson, left, and friend Millie Lay sold their unwanted books and toys in aid of the RSPCA

Two young dog-lovers were so moved by the news of the devastating fire at Manchester Dogs’ Home that they set up their own stall selling loom band bracelets to raise money for the RSPCA.

Without being prompted, Millie Lay (on the right in the photo) and Jemima Jenson, both eight, also gathered together some of their unwanted toys and books to sell and raised more than £60. Both girls live in Thame and attend Barley Hill School together.

Millie’s mum Claire said: “They are going to continue doing this and hope to double that figure.

“People have been very kind and supportive and have donated their own things for the girls to sell too.”