Another unexpectedly exciting event for the Branch saw our Christmas Fair (25th Nov) plunged into darkness (well, almost) when the electricity failed part way through the morning. Despite having no electricity the stallholders and volunteers soldiered on to raise an excellent £861.81 and all involved seemed to have a wonderfully festive day.
The power cut particularly affected the kitchen and refreshments. So a massive debt of gratitude to our kitchen volunteers Sue, Pat, Janet & Eve, as well as to Animals Asia for heating water in their camper van and Ged Gora – stall holder – who chased back & forth to his home with flasks of boiling water so we could make hot drinks. And not forgetting Sue Southgate’s husband, Steve, who fetched, heated and returned the soup!
Many thanks to the Villages Voices choir who contributed greatly to the festive atmosphere, and to Santa who was a great success with our younger visitors. And a final Thank You to the volunteers who helped set up and pack away, to our stallholders who remained cheerful throughout, and all the local community who came along to support us. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Our November Quiz Night (18 Nov) was a grand success, taking almost £1,000! Despite being thin on the ground with volunteers the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Providing a stimulating quiz for twenty teams and hot jacket potatoes for over 100 people, the night was a busy one. Many thanks to Stephen for writing and hosting the quiz, Dawn for the raffle and Ray for rubbish collection and checking Stephen’s adding up, and especially to Laura, our newest volunteer, for her energetic and cheerful help from set-up to packing away.
The success of the event reiterated how much support we have, however it did highlight how thinly our fundraising volunteers are spread making it difficult to hold these fun, popular events. The money we raise through organising our own events, including taking the RSPCA stall to outside events and doing supermarket collections, goes to supporting the animals in our care – paying their vet bills, heating their pens and providing food, treats and toys, plus much, much, more. So if you are thinking of volunteering for us in the New Year, please consider becoming a fundraiser. Contact Kate on 01449 614057 or email email@example.com
Blue was returned into our care due to his behaviour and training needs around other dogs.
In the home Blue is an affectionate boy who enjoys the company of people. Having a run and playing with his toys in a private, enclosed space is something he loves to do.
Blue had a behavioural consultation in his previous home by Lucy Bingley who is a Clinical Animal Behaviourists. Lucy has provided a behaviour modification programme and is happy to continue to work with Blue in his new home.
Due to the further support needed for his adopter it would be beneficial for Blue to be rehomed in the Suffolk Area.
He is looking for a physically strong, committed owner who is willing to carry on with his training. They also need to be happy to fund further behaviour consultations where necessary.
Blue is looking for a more rural home where other dogs are limited. He requires a fully secure garden which has solid fencing at least 5ft high.
Blue has a lovely personality around people and would make a great companion in the right home.