One of our Year 12 students, Luke Griffin, presented a very emotional assembly this week about a charity close to his heart, Amicii. The charity rescues Romanian street dogs and this is where Luke got his dog, Tessa.

There are thousands of dogs on the street in Romania and Amicii have had to deal with hundreds of cruelty cases. Often the dogs are left at the compound or are found on the streets. The charity nurses the dogs through their injuries and health concerns and looks after them until they are adopted. In 2018, the charity built a new shelter for up  to 200 dogs. Their work programme consists of four main activities: spay and neuter, rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming . 100% of the money is spent on the dogs with everyone being volunteers and this is exactly what Luke is going to do this Easter break!

Luke plans to travel out to Romania this April to help in any way that he can. His mission is to fundraise as much as possible and he would like to encourage as many people as possible to donate whatever they can via his Justgiving page so that Amicii can continue their vital work.

Luke will also take any donations of dog treats, toys, collars and leads. Such donations can be brought to the Post 16 Office.

Luke will keep us updated and we look forward to hearing about his travels and the dogs he meets along the way!