VOLUNTEERS at a Solihull animal charity couldn’t believe it, when pop star Leona Lewis walked through the doors last week.
The award-winning singer had decided to visit the Perry Barr Retired Greyhound Trust – after receiving fanmail from one of their volunteers.
And the team, who are based at Daybreak Kennels, in Elmdon, were stunned when they received a call from Leona’s agent – asking if the diva could drop by.
On Thursday, the platinum-selling artist arrived to meet some of the dogs in need of a new home.
“There are so many Greyhounds in the UK that once they’ve finished racing have nowhere to go, and need rehoming,” said Leona, a keen animal lover.
“I want to urge people to help sanctuaries like this across the country by helping to raise funds. Or why not home a beautiful greyhound yourself!”
Pam Dewar, one of the trust’s 250 volunteers, said that the singer had fallen in love with the animals.
But no-one’s quite sure which of the many helpers sent the letter which inspired Leona to call in.
Following her visit, some of the team were invited to see Leona performing at the LG Arena that very evening – as the singer’s guests.
The trust re-located to Solihull four-years-ago, rehoming its 1000th dog in March.
If you’d like to know more about the charity then call 0121 782 7702 or visit www.rgtperrybarr.co.uk