Jenny's family has set up Jenny's Trust, a charity fund which aims to support organisations that use animal-assistive therapies to work with troubled young people, or those who face challenges with their mental health.
Jenny was someone who loved animals of all shapes and sizes, probably above all horses. She understood deeply from her own experience how animals can be a source of comfort, confidence and companionship, but also that they have needs that must be put before our own. She understood from the inside the fact that animals can bypass human sadness and anxiety. She loved her cats, her quails, her mice and gerbils, and plotted the adoption of a greyhound. She adored horses and spent hours with the Burwell Riding Syndicate. I remember how when she was at university and feeling down, her answer to my question as to whether I could send anything to make her feel better was, 'A box of kittens!' It turned out not to be quite that simple, but, "The thing about animals," she observed, "is that it doesn't matter how you are feeling - if they need mucking out you have to muck them out. It gets you out of the house into fresh air whether you want it or not. You just can't be selfish about it and it ends up doing you so much good."
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