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Open Day photos

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Our major fundraising day was a great success, with thousands of visitors helping make it a fun day. We raised £38,500 and also had 30 reserves placed on our animals which is a record. Thank you to all those involved and visitors who made it such a fun day. Here is a small selection of photos – click any photo to see it larger – see if you can spot yourself!

Small Animal Day – 21 May

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Lots of fun was had at our annual Small Animal Day – children and adults got hands-on with visiting and resident animals and all the animals had fun too!

Thank you to animal carers Holly & Rachel, Vanessa and her tortoises, to the maintenance team, to volunteers Shirley, Wendy, Wendy (buy your raffle tickets here!), David & Sheila,  Alex, Filey, all the stall holders and helpers that made the day go so well!

Claire’s fundraising arctic trip

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

At last we have heard from our intrepid explorer! Claire Harwood, one of our animal care managers here at The Home, is currently off braving the extreme terrain and cold weather – whilst raising vital funds for the Home on our Husky Challenge. She still needs £300 to reach her target so please dig deep and click on the following link to help her get there!
Here is what Claire said in her first communication with us since she departed in the early hours of Sunday morning, ‘Hello from Sweden! Crossed the border yesterday. Dogs called Tobias, Jet, Ulv, Venus, Unseth, & Chitna. Really hard work. Had a great big snow storm and one of our guides fell through the snow and has been taken to hospital. Say hi to everyone from me. Love Claire x’
If Claire’s efforts have inspired you to take up one of our challenges then click on to our website to have a look at trips currently available – we will be adding some exciting new trips to our challenge event programme so do keep an eye out! 

Open Day photos 1

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

We had so many photos taken of our Open Day this year – these are by professional photographer Allison Hancock who did a fantastic job capturing the fun of the dog show.

Click the pictures to see them larger. You can find many more images on her website  and you can order prints – with profit going to us – direct from Allison.

Allison can be booked for a professional shoot with your pooch (or kitty!) on a favourite location or in a studio and then she presents the best image inside an elegant acrylic block. The whole experience would make a fantastic Christmas gift – and for our supporters she is offering this for just £30 (normal price £90) when booked before 20 November – and we get a donation each time too! Visit her website [coming soon] or call 0797 178 3279

Paw Pal Picnic

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Sunday 18 July
Despite a gloomy start the weather stayed fine and the day was fun in the paddocks and fields. We had a parade of staffies and Paw Pals, with a chance to meet them all. A lot of tea was drunk and games played! It was lovely to see all of our supporters and some old doggie friends with their new families. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the day a success. We hope to do this again next year!