Raising Money for Local Animals in Need
Fundraising events are a vital part of our efforts to raise the £1,000 per day it takes to pay for our work with local animals in need. If you would like to help with fundraising in any way, from donating a raffle or tombola prize or helping run a stall at an event, to organising an event or joining the fundraising committee, please contact Kate on 01449 614057 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our shop managers, Cathie and Jo, are completing the Orwell Challenge on 23rd June 2019. If you’re able to support them please pop over to totalgiving.com to make a donation.
This fun and popular event is back!
Dog Show registration from 12 noon with judging from 1pm.
More information and Dog Show Classes to follow in due course……
We hope you can join us.
We’ve counted up and are over the moon to announce we’ve raised an incredible £3,084.33
Thank you to everyone who attended our Family Fun Day on Sunday! We were slightly worried this year due to the extensive building work on site and restricted access making our field not totally ideal for such a big event, but we had nothing to worry about!
Thank you very much to our stall holders, volunteers and lovely supporters. You’ve helped us fundraise a significant amount of money which will go a long way in providing the best possible care for our animals.
We can’t wait for next year and to make it even bigger and even better.
Our next event is the new One Fun Day (with fun dog show) at Earl Stonham Village Hall on Sunday 16 June.
We are always in need of volunteers to help us with our collections – all we ask is 2 hours of your time and friendly dogs are very welcome! We know that there are a lot of animal loves in Suffolk and we hope some of you will be able to help us raise money for animals in need.
We have the following collections coming up where we need help:
Co-op at Rickinghall on 8th June, Co-op at Combs Ford (Stowmarket) on 28th June, Morrisons at Felixstowe on 13th and 14th July, Co-op at Woolpit on 26th July, Tesco at Kesgrave on 2nd August, Co-op at Felixstowe on 17th August, Tesco at Stowmarket on 23rd August and Co-op at Capel St. Mary on 30th August.
If you would like to help us or to find out more, please contact Kate on 01449 614057 or email@example.com
And the results are in – our quiz night on Saturday raised a magnificent £795 for animals in our local area.
We had 15 teams in total, and the winners were U3A with an impressive 120 out of 130. Thank you all for coming.
A big thank you to Stephen, Mary, Ian and Jean for the catering, Gill for her sterling work as scorer, plus of course Geoffrey for writing the quiz and being Quizmaster on the night.
We would also like to thank Ray and Dawn who kindly donated the wine for the winning team and Dawn also for doing the raffle. Even more thanks to everyone who donated a raffle prize.
Year 7 students at Gorseland Primary School have been working hard to transform our very old, tired collection dogs into fun, colourful pieces! The students have done incredibly well, and their imagination and artistic talents can be seen in the main reception area of our animal rehoming centre in Martlesham.
The collection dogs we have around our centre help us to raise funds for our Branch so we can continue to help animals in need. Gorseland Primary School has supported this project and the students have put their all into creating the perfect attraction to help raise funds for animal in Ipswich and the surrounding area.
If you work with children and would like to get involved in similar projects, please contact our centre manager Zoe Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Helen Lakey, who has been volunteering at our Felixstowe Charity Shop for over 10 years, has also found the time to write two children’s books in aid of our branch called “Plop! The Boy who saved the World” and “The Trainees go West”.
Helen lives in Felixstowe and is passionate about the environment and animals. Having grown up on a farm in Suffolk and helped run a number of shops, she has a lot of experience to draw upon when thinking up her stories. Helen is keen for her two new books to not only raise money for the branch but to also raise awareness for the branch and its vital work too.
Helen enjoys helping at our shop with the managers Cathie and Jo and the rest of the wonderful volunteer team. She is busy working on the sequel to Plop!
We are delighted to let you know that Play2Day in Martlesham held a lovely Christmas Market on Wednesday, November 28th, we joined in and raised £64 which will all go towards our Animal Centre and Clinic.
We had a great time at our Branch Quiz in Martlesham on 10th November.
83 players (17 teams) took part and the winning team “I Said That” scored an amazing 111 out of 130 – well done to them.
The baked potato supper went down well on a chilly wet evening and, most importantly of all, we raised £761 for the Branch.
Thank you to everyone who came along and helped make the event a success.
Keep an eye out for our Quiz dates for next year!
Our Autumn Fair at Holbrook on 3rd November was a great success. We had some lovely stalls, from jams to Christmas goodies, and made a brilliant £1,272! Thank you to everyone who helped and who came and supported the event.