This award was donated by Tom and Dorothy Wilkins, whose Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, SPENCER, was the very first dog to be registered in the Therapet scheme, way back in 1988.
This year we have again received a number of wonderful nominations in respect of Therapets all of whom do magnificent work and of whom their owners can be justifiably proud. Unfortunately there can only be one winner and the selection of the winner falls to our Trustees to decide - a very difficult task indeed! In fact only six of our Trustees vote - the seventh, the Chairman, is held in reserve for a casting vote in case of a tie for the award. It is interesting to note that once again this year a casting vote was not required although this year the voting for winner and runner-up was again extremely close.
The WINNER of THERAPET OF THE YEAR FOR 2014 is Golden Retriever BEN who is owned by Alison and Alan Mundie of Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire. Ben was nominated by Aberdeen Area Representative Diane Wood who wrote:-
“Ben has been visiting the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for three years. Ben, along with Alison & Alan, undertook a pilot study which lasted six months – the end result was a formal agreement with NHS Grampian and Therapets are now visiting the ARI and other NHS Grampian hospitals and homes.
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