Let me introduce myself. My name is Vina I’m a 13-year-old Lakeland Terrier (that’s 91 in dog years!)

I live in the Yorkshire Dales and absolutely love to go for long walks in the beautiful countryside, eat treats and have plenty of naps. I’m not very keen on wet days and bath times though! I love to find a sunny spot during the summer for a snooze, and I’ll take the best spot by the fire in the winter!

So, now I’ve told you a little about myself, I’m inviting you to write to me and tell me all about the things that matter to you. It could be anything, from gardening to baking, from the last book you read, to your favourite TV shows, from what you did this week to family matters. Maybe there’s something on your mind you need to share?

Dear Vina is a new service to help you Free Your Mind through letter writing. It offers a safe place to write to, with original, handwritten replies from our lovely team of volunteers, who will carefully read through your letter and respond with a genuine, friendly reply.

Your Friend


How Does It Work?


It’s simple…


Write your letter to Dear Vina, telling us about whatever is on your mind. It can be about anything which is important to you. Your friends, family, hobbies,perhaps you love sport, maybe it’s a passion for wildlife, a programme you’ve watched, or simply how your day has been. Perhaps something is troubling you and you just need somebody to share it with. Dear Vina is here for you.

Address your letter to:

Dear Vina
PO Box 74
Moor Road

If you would like a reply from one of our friendly volunteers here at Dear Vina, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your letter.

Pop your letter into the post box and if you have included a <b>stamped, self-addressed envelope</b>, await your personal, handwritten reply!

Dear Vina Service

By writing to Dear Vina you are opting in to the service

You must be 13 years or over

To opt in for a reply, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your letter

To end your correspondence with Dear Vina, simply stop writing further letters

Please keep your letter content respectable, inoffensive and respectful. Letters deemed to be outside of these guidelines will unfortunately not receive a response

Your letters and all information are strictly confidential and will never be shared with anyone other than the Dear Vina volunteer team, unless there is a safeguarding requirement

Simply write your letter to:

Dear Vina
Group Hug
PO Box 74

And start to free your mind…

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