30 Aug 16

“Pet friendly office raises funds for RSPCA”

“Pet friendly office raises funds for RSPCA”

Pet friendly co-working office space, The Creative Fringe joined forces with Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic to raise funds for an organisation near and dear to them – the RSPCA.

Pet lovers from around Penrith came together to eat cake, raise funds and pat a few furry friends.

“We have a pet friendly co-working space”, commented Creative Fringe Business Development Manager Rienna Dupriez, “so it’s not uncommon to be met at the door by our studio pup, Lily”.


The Creative Fringe is Penrith’s most awarded co-working space, allowing small business owners, freelancers, commuters and consultants a place to come and work, connect and collaborate. Forget the isolation of a home office, or the daily commute, the space has been designed for short or long term desk hire.

Apart from co-workers reporting that using a hot desk can foster creativity, eliminate major distractions and help them focus on activity-based working, pets in the work place are known to reduce stress and have proven to increase connectivity amongst co-workers.

“I love having Lily in our office” commented White River Design graphic designer, Brooke Allender “she brings so much joy to my day – I just wish I could take her home with me!”


Coreen Avenue Vets have been a long-standing supporter of the RSPCA who they have collaborated with on a number of community services. “We have been able to widen and strengthen our connections with clients and identify their needs through our various community programs”, commented Practice Manager Kellie Tickner. “These include free vaccination, microchipping and desexing projects and the recently launched Paw-it-Forward Program.”

Along with cupcakes, there were a number of items donated by local businesses that helped raise $300 at the morning tea. Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic brought in Dawson, a retired Guide Dog who immediately hit it off with Lily.

– Press release excerpt from Penrith City Gazette