Newhaven is a low secure learning disability service at Fieldhead. After listening to service user’s requests, and recognising the benefits of animal interactions on wellbeing, the service decided to purchase pet guinea pigs for the ward.
Due to service user’s love of baking, the service and EyUp! decided to hold a fundraising bake sale at Fieldhead in late 2019, which successfully raised around £280.00.
Using the money raised from the bake sale, the service purchased an initial ‘guinea pig starter pack’ that included the guinea pigs (who were quite quickly named Smokey and Bandit!), a hutch, water bottle, toys, treats, initial bedding and food.
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