Dogs Trust

‘Paw-fect’ festive fair raises thousands for dogs waiting for their forever homes

Dogs Trust Basildon staff and their canine companions are celebrating after their Christmas Fair raised over £4,600 for rescue hounds.

Highlights of the event, which took place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, included carol singers that entertained visitors throughout the event, a raffle and a tombola as well as Christmas refreshments. There were gift stalls and fun activities for two and four-legged friends alike. A total of £4,653.67 was raised for rescue dogs at the Basildon Rehoming Centre.

Kent Lowe, Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Basildon, said:

“We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support us. Every day we are looking after around 80 dogs and every penny will help make sure they have everything they need over Christmas, and for however long they are with us.

“Without the support of the dog loving public we wouldn’t be able to care for our dogs in the way we do, so we would like to say a huge thank you and wish everyone, and their four-legged friends, a happy Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020.”