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The Cinnamon Trust

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What is Cinnamon Trust

We are the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems and sometimes injustices faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of human sadness and animal suffering.

What does the Cinnamon Trust do?

Our primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. We provide a national fostering service for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital – our volunteers take pets into their own homes and supply love and care in abundance until owner and pet can be reunited.

We also provide long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to residential accommodation which will not accept pets. We run two home from home sanctuaries as well as arranging homing through our Pet Friendly Care Home Register that lists care homes and retirement housing that are happy to accept residents with pets.

How many volunteers are involved with the charity?

We currently have over 15,000 community service volunteers that provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem - for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner. Without them we simply couldn’t operate.

How does Pets Corner support The Cinnamon Trust?

Pets Corner promotes The Cinnamon Trust through the posters in their local store at Christchurch. They have had a lot of customers showing interest in volunteering to walk the dogs, which is fantastic.

Where does the Trust's funding come from?

Our funding comes from the generosity of the general public and our national network of community service volunteers who become fosterers and volunteer their homes and free time to provide practical help for pet owners that are experiencing difficulties.

How many people does The Cinnamon Trust help?

Each year we help over 32,142 people and 41,342 animals.

To find out more about The Cinnamon Trust or to make a donation please visit their website

Here are just some of the wonderful local & national charities we support

Meet the wonder dogs at Canine Partners!

Over the last 2 years in 2018/19 we donated over £43,589 to support Canine Partners fantastic work training assistance dogs to change lives.

Learn all about Canine Partners and how we support their cause here

Meet Petey

Petey is our 3rd sponsored dog with Canine Partners, thanks to your support we are able to sponsor Petey through his training to become an assistance dog.

Petey the black Labradour assistance dog Petey the black Labradour assistance dog

Supporting Young disabled people to gain new skills

Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Their skills development programme, Can Do, is for individuals aged 16-35 with a disability or long-term health condition. It's all about learning new things, building confidence, giving back to the community and adding to CV’s.

We are helping the charity to develop a pet management programme for young disabled people with a view to them obtaining a city and guilds certificate in Pet management. Learn more


Helping to improve the lives of rabbits across the UK

We are working with the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund to stop the illegitimate and unregulated sales of rabbits online and by raising awareness of the dangers of purchasing animals from unlawful pet shops. Learn more

Smiling child in wheelchair

Giving disabled children brighter futures

Sullivan’s Heroes provides fundraising support for families raising essential funds towards home adaptations for disabled children.

Financial grants and support from Sullivan’s Heroes help families to create the optimal environment to care for their child at home, safely and with dignity. Learn more

Pets Corner MD Dean with Peter Jones

Investing in entrepreneurs

Our MD Dean is no stranger to entrepreneurial spirit having started his first business in his teens making bird feeders from his parents’ garage at home, which is why he wants to help others to fulfil their potential.

In 2015, we became Cornerstone Patrons of the Peter Jones Foundation, an organisation that helps budding young entrepreneurs get the support they need to succeed in business. Learn more