service users from the Woodmill walking dogs

Staff and service and users from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre The Woodmill in Devon, have been on a walking trip to celebrate 25 years of BIRT.

As part of the celebrations, the challenge of walking 25 miles to represent 25 years was undertaken by the group who started their challenge by walking two miles around Cullompton in Devon. They were joined on the trip by a four legged friend, Ruskie the support dog from Pets as Therapy and Birt, the Trust’s brain injury mascot.

Service Manager Emma Ellis-Clark said “It was a wonderful day for the service users and I am delighted that we could do this challenge. Walking with Ruskie really does add a different level to their rehabilitation and you could see how much they enjoyed the day”.