A Llanidloes-based charity has benefitted from a kind donation from two Pant-y-dwr children.

Leyla and Riley Wilbraham raised £74 to help dogs from Romania after being inspired by their volunteering work at the Powys Animal Welfare shop during the school holidays.

Their grandmother, Janine Wilbraham, who is also a volunteer at the Llanidloes shop, adopted a dog from the eastern European country in October 2019.

Sasha, a German Shepherd, arrived in Pant-y-dwr frightened, timid and underfed. Five months on, she has transformed into a happy and sociable dog who enjoys living at her forever home with her new family. She’s also made great friends with Janine’s other dogs.

“Her shyness has disappeared completely and she loves life. To put it simply, she’s a happy dog,” said Janine.

The charity says it is grateful for the donation from the kind-hearted youngsters.

“Sometimes it is only a simple thing doing like these two children raising £74 for a charity that kicks others into taking action”, volunteer Gill Price said.

“Many of the people helped by the charity are elderly and all donations of food help them to keep their animals fed, many elderly owners have no one to care for them and helping keep their dogs fit and well by donating food is a great way to help the charity.

She added: “The wellbeing of the owners and their animals is a very important to way to help.”

Anyone who is interested in fostering or adopting an animal and give it a caring home for life, can contact Aldwyth Bates on 01686 628816 who will be pleased to discuss your needs and the animals that the charity has available and arrange a home visit.