AN Airedale terrier who helped collect money for charity and was a regular visitor to people with Alzheimer’s at the Hailsham House care home in Hellingly, has died aged 12.
Rosie was owned by Daniel Muscat, of Courthope Drive, Bexhill, and was frequently taken on charitable visits and collections by near neighbour, Harold Griffiths.
Mr Griffiths said Rosie had helped raise more than £15,000 while collecting for charities, including St Michael’s Hospice and Demelza Children’s Hospice, and enjoyed spending time with members of the public.
“This love, patience and kindness was shown in great abundance towards the patients at Hailsham House, where she seemed to sense their great need to cuddle and stroke her and always responded gently,” he said.
“Rosie will be deeply missed by so very many people who knew and loved her,” he added.