During this pandemic I haven’t really felt as though a blog post would be the right thing to do, but the truth is, as long as we are sticking to social distancing and isolation, I think we also have to find small joys where we can and also focus on other things for a little while. I watch the news, I keep up with the advice provided, but sometimes I need to also stop watching at the devastation and have a moment of joy. It’s been a really difficult time, and last week was a tough one personally, but if we can find ways to help, to stand together, especially now, then why not do that. Hopefully we can come through this stronger and more connected to each other.
Today I wanted to talk about a charity – The Cinnnamon Trust, that I first heard of from a book I read, you can see the review here.
The Cinnamon Trust is a specialist charity, it’s aim is to help ease the issues and problems faced by the elderly, as well as the terminally ill and their pets. When reading about it in the book, I was touched that such a lovely charity actually exists. The Cinnamon Trust (named after the founders dog Cinnamon), is a wonderful charity that has volunteers throughout the country. These volunteers are there to provide whatever help is needed, whether this be someone walking a dog for a housebound or elderly owner. They also have volunteers who foster pets for any owners who made need to stay in hospital or even long term fostering when the owners need to go into a residential home.
‘The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise.’- The Cinnamon Trust
Personally, helping the elderly is always something I want to do more of, I think about the loneliness they must feel if they don’t have many people to speak to, and how much their pets would mean to them. I actually started completing a form for the trust, but haven’t yet finished with the relevant references. What I also like about the trust is that you can find through their website, a map where they spotlight the most urgent cases and what area they are in. The Cinnamon Trust provides amazing care for pets and understand the love that the owners have, as well as their urge to ensure their pet is taken care of should the worst happen.
They provide long term care for pets when the owners have sadly passed away, even accepting arrangements in advance with owners, so they know their pet will be taken care of.
I love what they stand for, and now more than ever they could use our help. Whether through donations or volunteering if it is safe for you to do so. Why not check them out today and offer a little support.