The Kennel Club Charitable Trust

Nala The Golden Retriever To Launch New Book In Aid Of Children’s Hospital

A new book called Evelina London Pets will launch on Monday 14th December.

The book celebrates the pets that visit Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The book was created by children, parents and staff to raise money for the hospital and in celebration of the launch of Evelina London Pets, Nala, a Pets As Therapy, Golden Retriever will be available for paw signing and photo opportunities at the launch.

The launch takes place on Monday 14th December from 3.30-4.40pm on the third floor Atrium of Evelina London Children’s Hospital and all proceeds from the sale of the books will go directly to the hospital (for sale at £3.99).

Nala is just one of the 4,500 active PAT visiting dogs at work in the UK; she visits the hospital as part of Pets As Therapy’s Read2Dogs programme, which is supported by the Kennel Club’s Bark and Read Foundation and funded by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

The hospital is one of only two specialist children’s hospitals in London. Their neonatal unit cares for around 900 babies a year, and they provide around one in five of the UK’s kidney transplants in children. They cared for over 55,000 young patients last year. For more information on the amazing work the hospital does visit www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk

The Bark & Read Foundation has been set up to support and promote the amazing work of charities including Pets As Therapy. For further information on Bark and Read visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/barkandread or Pets As Therapy visit www.petsastherapy.org/