Paws up! Dogs Trust raises over £14k at annual Fun Day
Dogs Trust Shoreham is celebrating another successful Fun Day, following a fantastic turnout at the charity’s annual fundraising event on Sunday 26 May 2019.
After many months of planning and organising, the team were delighted to welcome around 3,000 people to the event, which was held at the rehoming centre on Brighton Road in Shoreham. An amazing £14,000 was raised for the charity on the day, with more pennies still being counted.
There were lots of highlights on the day including the Fun Dog Show, the reunion area for former residents, and a whole host of doggy games that the four-legged visitors were keen to take part in!
Dogs Trust Shoreham Supporter Relations Officer, Pia Offord, is delighted with the turnout of people and their generosity.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the local community and our supporters old and new who came along to help us raise such a phenomenal amount of money for the dogs in our care,” said Pia.
“It was wonderful to see so many people at the Centre having fun including all the furry friends – many of which were ex-residents that we were happy to see doing so well.”
Dogs Trust Shoreham Supporter Relations Officer, Lisa Herbert added:
“We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers for their hard work in making the event so special, and to everyone who gave us raffle and tombola prizes. These kind donations made a huge contribution to the overall success of the day, allowing us to have another successful Fun Day!”
Other highlights from the day included the Cuddle Toy Tombola, Tuck Shop & Cakes, Wine Game & Lollipop Game, Muzzle Pong, Glitter tattoos, Doggy Lucky Dip, Doggy Dash & Have-a-Go-Agility.
There was also a photographer on site to take pictures of the dogs and their owners. Unfortunately due to the weather, these were not available to buy on the day but they can be viewed and purchased now from his website here. Nick has kindly offered to donated 25% of any photos sold to Dogs Trust.
All the funds raised from the Fun Day will go towards helping the rehoming centre to continue providing homeless and abandoned dogs with the best possible care as they await their forever homes.
If you’d like to adopt a four-legged friend from the centre, please call 01273 915100.