Our quartet of Christmas events raised a magnificent £2006.20 for animals in our care. Many thanks to everyone who supported them, including those who helped on the day and those who provided prizes and lovely cakes.
Our stall at the Bury Christmas lights on 18 November raised an excellent £98.29, with many thanks to Petra, Jane and Ben, as well as Sue and Helen.
Our well-established Christmas Fair at Holbrook on 27 November raised a truly awesome £1320.64. Many thanks to our Hon President Sue Southgate and her team for handling the refreshments and to everyone else who helped.
The next day we took our Christmas items and new goods to the Stowmarket Christmas Fair where Red Gables Wellbeing hub kindly gave us a stall for free. Many thanks to Ian and Gill and Sue for standing in the freezing cold. We raised an impressive £158.05.
Our final Christmas event this year was our new fair at Stowupland Village Hall on Saturday (11 December). This was the first time we’d organised an event in the area and although it was quieter than we’d hoped, we still raised £429.22. Many thanks to Kathy, Maggie and her husband, Ursula and Beverley for their help.
Thanks to Rosemary who baked and sold cupcakes and other scrumptious items at both Holbrook and Stowupland, and donated the profits to our animals. And thanks also to Denice who has made and sold her delicious jams and chutneys on behalf of the Branch.
One final, huge thank you to Jean and Geoffrey who supported the events, baked and turned out to help.
It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of our volunteers. Without you all, these events, from Christmas Fairs to store collections, simply would not be possible. You make such a difference – Thank you.
We haven’t finalised our events for 2022, but if you think you might like to help out in some way, please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07512 017016 or 01449 614057.