STAFF at a pharmacy have held a fundraising day in aid of a rescue centre which looks after lost and abandoned dogs.

The event at York Road Pharmacy, in Peterlee raised £1,133.18 for Coxhoe-based charity Stray Aid.

They decided to raise money for the rescue centre after they were won over by Dusty, who lost a leg after being run over and rehomed by the daughter of one staff member.

Staff also raised £167 to buy equipment for a sensory garden at Stray Aid.

Lee Henderson, from Stray Aid, said: “Stray Aid would like to sincerely thank all that were involved with the event it is very much appreciated by all at the centre, it really does make a difference.”

Stray Aid is holding it’s annual sponsored dog walk this Sunday, at 11am from Durham City Rowing Club, registration is from 10.30am.

Anyone wishing to attend the walk around the riverbanks should call 0300 999 4247 or email