Wing walks for Bob the dog

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 January 2012

Judith Alder (left) and Tracy Hardley with Bob.

Judith Alder (left) and Tracy Hardley with Bob.

Mike Lang

DARING challenges including wing-walking have been organised to raise money to keep a much-loved dog in his Burnham home.

Before owner Harold Pursley died, aged 94, in September 2010, he refused to part with his much-loved dog Bob, even though it proved difficult to find a residential home to accept a canine inhabitant.

The pair eventually found a home at Frith House before moving to Burnham Lodge Nursing Home, where Mr Pursley’s health deteriorated.

After Mr Pursley died, Bob was granted a formal contract with 
the nursing home to ensure he would always have a permanent home.

As a result The Bobby Appeal was born and the loveable dog continues to enjoy support from Tracy Hardley, matron manager of the home, and social worker Judith Alder.

Judith has also agreed to take on the challenge of a wing-walk to raise further funds for Bob’s future.

Tracy added: “Bob is loved by everybody here and we want to continue to raise awareness of the appeal and raise funds to make sure he is taken care of in his older years.”

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