Log in
Join Us Now

Scroll down to have a look, or Login / Join to start Sharing with other Sailing Fans, start soSAILizing!

Phil Bradshaw from St Albans has set off for 2 weeks with his 13-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, Lucky.

He  travelled to the Thames to collect donations of dog toys and food vouchers for the homeless this Christmas.

He made 11 stops before reaching Imperial Wharf in Chelsea.

Phil and Lucky once were homeless and in 2017 whilst staying a hostel discovered his dog had a lump on his mammary gland.

Mr Bradshaw said the homeless charity StreetVet paid for the operation to remove the lump.

He now lives with Lucky in a 40-year-old river cruiser and Mr Bradshaw has become an ambassador and so far has fundraised £5,000 for the charity.

He said: “I was so grateful for the incredible support we received from StreetVet.

"Lucky has been my best friend and loyal companion since she was six weeks old, so the relief was overwhelming.”



Phil said: “Lucky and I would love everyone to come and say hello at one of our mooring points.

“We’d love to spread as much Christmas goodwill as possible and if people are able to donate we would be so grateful.”

At the end, the gifts will be distributed by the charity to pets of the homeless and people with vulnerable housing situations.

StreetVet is run by volunteer veterinary professionals and has helped more than 3,000 pets owned by the homeless.

StreetVet co-founder Jade Statt said: “Phil is an inspiration. He has endless great ideas in which to raise awareness and funds for StreetVet.

“He is an incredible flag-waver for our charity and his beautiful girl Lucky is an amazing mascot.”


Don't Miss out on News - Stories - Videos - Events - Member Posts 

free signup




Check out more Sailing News -  Member Wall posts - Events & More |  FREE SIGN-UP NOW and Post Yours! 

Source : Stalbans Review


This disclaimer informs readers that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the articles belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the author’s employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.

None of the authors, contributors, administrators, or anyone else connected with soSAILize, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

Please send feedback, error reports, and suggestions to about-an-article AT sosailize.net

Sailing News