On Monday 20th January 2020, Northern is inviting customers at Leeds Railway Station to paws for a moment on Blue Monday.

As Christmas and New Year holidays become a distant memory, Blue Monday is thought to be the most miserable day of the year.

Northern has teamed up with Pets As Therapy to bring some dog-shaped therapy to help beat the blues.

It is expected that the dogs will at the station concourse near the main ticket windows from around 11 am to 2 pm.

Last year Northern teamed up with Pets as Therapy for a trip to Blackpool onboard the new class 195 train.

Pets As Therapy is a national charity that enhances health and wellbeing in the community. This is through the visits of trusted volunteers and their behaviourally assessed PAT Pets.

What did the officials say?

Steve Hopkinson, Regional Director at Northern, said:

“We’re really happy that we’ve been able to enlist the help of four-legged friends to help put a smile on the faces of our customers.

“We’ll have around 10 patient pooches all open to strokes, cuddles and petting, and all on hand to give our customers a little lift as they face Blue Monday.”

Steve added:

“One of our conductors at Leeds works with Pets As Therapy – and has two dogs of her own – and by inviting the dogs onto the station we can not only help our customers, we can support and highlight the fantastic work of the charity.”

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