Sheffield news Campaign for animal welfare to be set up in memory of Alison Bishop MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Money is also being raised for the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health UK
Breaking News ! The family and friends of Alison Bishop are looking to keep her legacy alive by setting up a charity in her name and campaigning to change animal legislation. They have also been raising money for mental health charities in anticipation for her funeral, which is scheduled for July 10. Alison's clients from her pet sanctuary business are also being urged to bring the pets that she looked after to the town centre for when the procession passes through so they can pay their respects. Alison's body was found on a beach at Grimston, East Yorkshire two weeks ago after she went missing from her home in Marske, North Yorkshire. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. Friends said Alison had a history of mental health problems and she had been suffering in the lead up to her disappearance, was made worse by the stress of coping with lockdown. Friends, family and colleagues from her pet sanctuary Pet Care Solutions paid emotional tributes to the 39-year-old in light of the tragic news. They have since set up a fundraiser through the business' website in her name raising funds for the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health UK, which combined are close to totalling £2,000. The fundraisers were set up by Alison's brother Mathew Bishop and her lifelong friend Michael King, who stepped into to help the business after her disappearance. Alison and her brother Mathew Mr King said: "Alison's mum didn't want flowers being sent for her funeral and wanted the money to go to better use. "We chose the charity because Alison had some close friends through talking therapies when she had been struggling in the past with her mental health. The foundation helps fund talking therapies so that's one of the main reasons for the money to go there." Mr King said that he was "over the moon" with the donations that had been made so far and added that he was continuing to request donations from clients of Pet Care Solutions who had been getting in touch to ask how to send flowers for her funeral. He said: "The funeral is scheduled for the 10th July and people have been asking about whether they can send flowers and we are encouraging people to give to the foundation." Alison's funeral is set to take place near Redcar and because there is a limit of 30 people due to the coronavirus restrictions, many of her friends and clients are expected to line the streets of Marske in the morning when the procession passes through to pay respects. The service will also be live-streamed. Mr King said: "I'm waiting for a time of when it will go through Marske Square so people can pay respects. We are asking clients to bring their pets with them as well.
.45am but am still trying to get confirmation." Mr King and Alison's family also have further plans to keep her memory alive by setting up a charity in her name and meeting with their local MP in a bid to bring about new legislation that will protect animals.
Alison with her mother Lynne
The charity will raise funds through the business that will then be distributed between mental health and animal charities. Mr King said: "I'm also going with her brother to meet with the MP for Redcar Jacob Young to talk about passing legislation to make the pet care industry better regulated. "Alison wanted to regulate pack walking so that animal carers aren't allowed more than four dogs in the same car at one time. That can be quite dangerous to the welfare of the dogs. "We want to make it so people who are professional animal carers have to be insured and registered. At the minute anyone can set up as a pet care provider without having insurance. Alison worked with the RSPCA to campaign for it over the years. "There may be local authorities that do regulate it but we want it formally putting into law. "That's two things that we hope will be part of Alison's legacy."
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The meeting with Mr Young is scheduled for after Alison's funeral, which Pet Care Solutions will be posting updated information about on their website and on their Facebook page. You can also donate to the two charities via the pages. Mr King said: "We are hoping to have something positive to come out in Alison's name. Our main focus is establishing the charity and campaigning for the legislation.
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