Ollie’s April News

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Hello, Ollie here, stepping into the breach to give you the news. Please excuse my smug expression when I tell you the “Boss” dog has put his paw in it again.  Kenneth’s February news included an unflattering photo of Mother being pulled down the muddy garden by a pig on a lead. Mother didn’t think much of that! Mind you, he was only trying to convey what winter life is like at SESAW.

Completely undeterred, our little ambassador came home full of himself after attending our Gift and Craft Fair at Whatfield last month. No doubt he was showing off to Princess Poppy the Chihuahua who was there with her owner, Betty and the Copdock and Washbrook Knitters. Our volunteers received a warm welcome from the village and raised £860 for the animals. Thank you to everyone who supported this event and our Book Sale at Hintlesham last week. Bookworms browsed a wide variety of the printed word and left with armfuls of treasured volumes but fear not dear reader, we still have plenty of books for next time!

Our Stowmarket supporters will be interested to know a local resident is organising a big Spring Charity Sale to raise money for SESAW and the Dogs Trust. Jean Powell is an 85 year old charity champion who has raised money for several charities including £3000 for McMillian nurses last year.   Jean enjoys helping others and was invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of her good works. Her latest venture will be held 1.30-4.30pm, 14th April at St. Marys and St. Peters Church Hall, Wolsey Road, Stowmarket. Choose from masses of donated items on sale including toys, books and bric a brac plus there will be games, a raffle and refreshments with homemade cakes.

As I am writing this month’s news instead of the dog, let us consider the superior species as we have ex feral cats desperately looking for jobs as vermin exterminators. They need a warm place to sleep and a regular supply of food, a fit and able cat will work more efficiently that weak poorly cats. Mother says we can advise how to introduce working cats to your environment and support you should they become ill.

Our next event is our Spring Sale which starts at 10am, 22nd April at The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. I dare say Kenny will be insufferable after attending and just hope little Lord Fauntleroy will stop prancing around long enough to write next month’s news, instead of me, Ollie (the Black) Cat.