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Fundraising News

Since our last newsletter we have not got a great deal to mention of our Own fundraising events as we do tend to “hibernate” for a month or so either side of Christmas, however we can report on our Christmas Fair which was held on Sunday 12th November at the usual venue, The Hollies Scout Hut in Heaviley.

As ever we had yet another good turn out for this event, with many of our regular supporters in attendance and at the end of the day we were very pleased with the total amount raised off £1110.00. Some of our regular attendees may have noticed the absence of two of our long time helpers at this event and it is with much sadness that we must mention the passing of Marjorie Swain in August last year. Marjorie had worked on our fairs for many years and her husband Peter was usually in charge of the door. Even as she approached 90 and with the help of a walking frame Marjorie still managed to show us young ones how it was done! Our thoughts were and still are with Peter.

The day previous to the Christmas Fair, Saturday 11th November, we were in attendance at Marple Methodist Church for a Charity Christmas Cards Morning, where along with other invited local charities we were selling, yes you’ve guessed it, our own selection of Christmas Cards. This event was more of a Public Relations exercise than a Fund Raiser although we did sell several packs of cards and raised £50.00.

Thankfully recent fund raising efforts have not been limited to the above as we are very fortunate to have many local supporters whose generosity never ceases to amaze us;

In December we were delighted to hear that The Hound Dog Grooming Spa, (60 Market St, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7AD -, were running a raffle on our behalf and just before Christmas we received a BACS transfer into our bank account for £110.00.

As we moved into the new year and in particular January we were very pleased to be remembered by our old friends at O’Neill Patient Solicitors in Hazel Grove, who over the years have been great supporters of our cause, this time we received a cheque from the company for £1392.74.

February brought two further charitable donations;

Right at the start of the month, after we had been nominated by one of their members, we received a cheque from the Stockport Christian Spiritualist Church for £500.00.

Just a couple of days later we were contacted by Pets At Home to say that there was a cheque waiting for us at our Partner PAH Store in Altrincham following yet another successful “Santa Paws Appeal”. If you recall we made an appeal in our last newsletter for volunteers to help by attending the Altrincham store on our behalf and our thanks must go to Jane, Martin & Margaret for representing us in store over a three day period, without whose help we would not have been eligible for the £1563.00 cheque that we received. “We would also like to thank the wonderful staff at the Altrincham, Broadheath PAH store for their continued support, hard work and effort through this campaign.”

We can’t finish this section of our newsletter without mentioning the local businesses that have supported us during the Christmas period with pet food appeals, so our thanks go out too; Albany Veterinary Clinic ~ Evergreen Veterinary Surgery ~ Marple Veterinary Centre ~ Torkington Park Veterinary Centre ~ Royal Bank of Scotland, Hazel Grove.