We had a summer fair to go to at a local school in July and it was really a 2 man job with setting up, running the stall and looking after the greyhound we were taking.
We were all booked and Karen was coming but unfortunately due to Karens condition she was unable to attend and it was looking like I may not be able to leave her as she was so unwell that day.
However Karen did not want to let anyone down and refused to give in…..But she just was not up to it.
Fran Laird, the daughter of local vet Ian Laird, who herself is a vet, knows us well and was straight there offering to come along and run the stall along with her partner Connor.
How wonderful to have such kind people to step in like this, giving up their weekend to help.
WE cannot thank both of them enough for their help. It was a fun day and Connor and Bob the greyhound fell in love!!! I actually think Connor was going to take Bob home had he got the chance!
The day was hot and having a vet there too for Bob was even more precious!
Madaleine was made up that we had been able to attend as it was her school fair and she has becoming involved herself in the greyhound rescue charity as at the grand young age on 10, she is a massive animal lover and is very passionate about animal welfare and even did a talk at school about it to the other students. Well done Madaleine, you will go far in this world with a big heart like that! Both Karen and I are very proud of Madaleine for her contribution to the cause and hope she keeps it up in the future and look forward to seeing more of her when Karen is feeling better.
The charity event was fun and we ran a tombola which we did have lots of fun doing. We met some lovely people and all went well with the new pop up gazebo!!! Which is always a laugh putting up!
Both Fran and Connor have offered to help again at future events and we cannot wait to take them up on it!! So watch out you two!!
Also, as some of you are aware, I am having my head shaved with a difference for the charity on the 26th November 2017, which you can read about on the website and on my crowdfunding page (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dawn-schultz) Just copy and paste this link into your search to find my page & donate if you can!
Also Connor (Frans’ partner), Mark McGee (who adopted Aida Now Bonnie, James Fernandez (our electrician), And also the one and only Andy Hutchingson who adopted (Bobby) will be having their legs waxed for the charity all on the 26th November 2017....There will be others too!!!
So, they all have sponsorship forms, but you can donate through the paypal donate button on our website and just add the name of who you want to cause pain and suffering to! Or you can send a cheque made payable to Greyhound Rescue and send to Crimea Cottage, Sutterton Drove, Amber Hill, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 3RP. Hopefully we can get a crowdfunding page for these guys sorted too!!!
We do really appreciate your support…. Oh yes and Bob who was at the summer school fair was rehomed a week later and his story is on here too!!! Well done to Bob X