Street star opens new dog rescue charity shop

CORONATION Street star Sean Gallagher, who plays new Underworld factory boss Paul Connor, opened the Tia Greyhound and Lurcher charity shop in Halifax on Saturday.

The charity based at Cragg Vale rehomes retired greyhounds. As well as opening shop Sean took a trip to the kennels in Cragg Vale and met some of the dogs including Meena, a puppy with broken toes.

Bronwen Gradwell, from the charity, said the event went very well.

“Sean was absolutely delightful, very charming. It was clear he was a genuine dog lover and was delighted to meet all the animals,” she said.

The charity, whose patrons are Annette Crosbie and Maureen Purvis, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.