Thanking dabbers for donations
It never fails to amaze me how wonderful our supporters are, and how committed they are to helping the many stray and abandoned dogs that come to our rehoming centre. One such group is the amazing Westward Ho! Bingo Club, who have been fundraising for us for many, many months.
At the end of October, the club’s Jackie Sharrock, accompanied by friends Jo and Sonia, came to visit us to hand over a fabulous £600. This money was raised through raffle sales at their weekly club, as well as through cake sales, which are kindly made by fellow club member, Annie. On top of that, Jackie also brought in bags of donated items, including blankets that are lovingly made by Margaret, who also attends the club.
All together, these donations make such a difference to our dogs and we are so grateful for their efforts and support. However, this hasn’t been a one-off by our friends in Westward Ho!. In fact, the club has been raising money (and donating items to our rehoming centre) throughout the whole year, with the total raised since Christmas 2016 being a staggering £1,600!
To say thank you for their amazing efforts, Foxy the Lab and I went to their bingo evening last weekend to surprise the club members. As well as addressing the hall, we also went around every member afterwards to thank them personally for their support – however, for Foxy, it was more of a hoovering-up exercise of food (who knew so many bingo players kept doggy treats in their bags!).
It was lovely to meet so many dog lovers at Westward Ho! and to thank them for their ongoing support. Of course, I realise there are many other committed supporters across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Bristol, who I haven’t yet had chance to thank in person. However, please be assured your support means so much to our dogs and we are incredibly grateful for everything you do.
If you are part of a community group and would like a visit from Dogs Trust and a presentation on the work we do, please contact me, Amy Bingham, on 01271 817716 or email [email protected].