Petersfield pupils make cash for military dogs’ charity

FUNDS Jonty Oldham hands over a cheque to Allen Parton with  his dog EJ with Anne Wheeley, Hounds for Heroes volunteer
FUNDS Jonty Oldham hands over a cheque to Allen Parton with his dog EJ with Anne Wheeley, Hounds for Heroes volunteer

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PUPILS made a dog and his owner happy after raising £200 for charity Hounds for Heroes with a cooking challenge.

The year two boys and girls from Dunannie, Bedales pre-prep school in Petersfield, handed over the proceeds of home-made cakes to ex-Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer Allen Parton and his dog Endal Junior, known as EJ.

CPO Parton, who was seriously injured in the Gulf War, told the children about all the things EJ does to help him including getting his socks out of the drawer, turning lights on and off and even operating a cash machine.

Jonty Oldham, six, who handed over the cheque, said: ‘The hounds would look after the soldiers and keep them healthy, happy and brave.’

Hounds for Heroes, a Petersfield-based charity which was founded by Allen, provides trained dogs to injured and disabled men and women in the armed forces and emergency services.

Jo Webbern, head, said: ‘I am very proud of the children for all their hard work to help others.’