Thanks to Waitrose!

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Earlier this month. Waitrose employees Sam, Katie, Abi, Richard and Paul came to Sesaw for two days to help with our pre Open Day spruce up. They worked hard, but looks like they had fun too! Many thanks to you all for your help and good humour. Hope to see you back at Sesaw sometime 🙂

Ollie’s June News

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Kenny is searching for his buried treasure leaving me to give you a cat’s eye view of life at SESAW.   Although he had plenty to say about dogs last month, I can forgive the little upstart as he mentioned the sad fact that black and black/white cats are often overlooked.   Even sadder are Betty, a black cat and a pretty tabby and white called Fat Cat.   Please don’t be put off, she does not have a weight problem.   They came in last May when their owner died and need a quiet adult-only home as they are very timid.   Can you offer them the love and time they deserve, maybe a new name too?

The Sanctuary should be looking spruce if the new paths are finished, ready for our Open Day next month.   Meanwhile, we are holding a £1 at Newton Green Village Hall, School Lane, CO10 0QS on Saturday 15thJune.   Bargains include clothes, accessories, household, pet goods, collectables, books, DVDs, a raffle, homemade cake and other refreshments.   We are also selling books at the 1940’s Vintage Day, 10-5pm on 22nd June, followed by a Swing Band Dance in the evening at the Delphi Centre, Sudbury, CO10 2RR.

All great fun for you humans but I prefer the quiet life, shadowing Mother on her rounds each evening.   The sun goes down, the geese go to bed and a cosy hollow in the topmost hay bale calls to me, Ollie (the Black) Cat. 

Kenny’s May News

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Kenny’s May Blog:

I can’t believe I missed the SESAW Easter Fair at Long Melford!   They said it was too tiring for a little Chihuahua like me.   Just between you and me, I thoroughly enjoyed staying home, ripping up a tasty biscuit wrapper in front of the Rayburn. 

Undeterred by the bitter wind the visitors kept arriving at the Old School.   Some stopped for a chat and a tasty snack, most left with bags stuffed full of bargains and prizes.   A big THANK YOU to our hard working volunteers and the Public who all helped raise a fantastic £2,700 for the animals at SESAW.  

As you read this, Easter will be over and you might be enjoying a relaxing May Day break.   Our volunteers always turn up, even on Bank Holidays, to care for the animals including Sky, a Whippet/Lurcher and Biscuit, a Chihuahua/Jack cross.   They are a friendly pair that will not be separated and so they will stay with us for as long as it takes.  

We are holding a £1 Sale at Newton Green Village Hall, 11-3pm on Saturday 15th June.   This is a popular event so grab a bargain and a snack.   We always include a raffle with good quality prizes often donated by kind supporters.   Any unwanted gifts gratefully received, please leave a message on the ansaphone if you need them collected. 

Talking about snacks reminds me it’s supper time so I’m off to find a special dinner for me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua.   Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP, tel: 01787 210888.   Usually open 10am – 1pm Thursday to Sunday inclusive, but please check first.

Heritage Rescue Hens

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We support Heritage Rescue Hens, but these Hens are NOT at Sesaw. All enquires to Claire at heritagerescuehens@yahoo.com

Welcome to Heritage Rescue Hens!

Heritage Rescue Hens are probably the finest rescue hens available 🙂 They are not ex-battery hens but come from free range organic farming so have had the healthiest life possible in commercial egg production. Also, uniquely for rescue hens, they are attractive/old-fashioned breeds and we deliver direct from farm to you to minimise rescue stress to them. Therefore our hens have higher survival rates and are often steadier long term layers.  We are Not for Profit and do this in our spare time.

Our hens ideally need to be kept in an enclosed roofed run to stay safe, especially for the first few days while they settle in. If you do not have a roofed enclosure ,we’d like to briefly discuss this with you before we bring the hens out. We deliver the hens direct from farm to your run to minimise rescue stress which may affect laying. We recommend you keep our hens on a diet of layers pellets and wheat grains, organic feed should give best health and productivity.

Please contact Claire with all enquiries – heritagerescuehens@yahoo.com

Ollie’s April News

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At last that precocious Chihuahua is preoccupied, leaving the computer unguarded for me to write this month’s news from the feline point of view.   Most importantly, I must tell you about two cats, mother and daughter Fat Cat (I can hardly bring myself to type such a name!) and Betty.   They have been with us far too long and need a quiet, understanding household to help them overcome their timid natures.   A more dignified name for the mother wouldn’t go amiss either!   Kenny would have my guts for garters if I didn’t tell you we have dogs too but of course you already know that!  

The volunteers appreciated the warm spell in February but it was back to wellies and warm jackets as the rain trickles down the office window at time of writing.   Hopefully the Spring will be in full flourish for our Easter Fair at the Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX, 10-3pm on 14th April.   Lots of lovely items for friends, family and your pets, a big raffle and tombola, refreshments, free parking and only 50p admission.

We will be helping at the Nayland 10K on 30th June and hoping for good weather.   SESAW is one of the lucky charities being supported by this popular event which attracts many runners.   If you enjoy competing in a multi terrain course through areas of outstanding natural beauty, register via the website: Nayland 10k | Constable Country 10k, 5k & 1k fun run

The weather affects everything at the Sanctuary, especially our annual Open Day which has been hit by storms for the last two years.   Consequently some of our gazebos were damaged beyond repair and we are in need of new ones.   If you happen to know of a sturdy gazebo surplus to requirements we would gratefully give it a good home.   Now it’s time to accompany Mother on her evening rounds and then to bed next to a radiator for me, Ollie (the Black) Cat.

Kenny’s March News

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They thought I wasn’t listening during afternoon tea the other day (yes, I do enjoy a cuppa) when I discovered Roys in Sudbury has chosen SESAW as one of it’s ten Charities of the Year. Money raised from the sale of plastic carrier bags will be donated via Nisa’s “Making A Difference Locally” registered Charity.
There’s more!

This year the Nayland10K will give a portion of the admission fees to five charities including SESAW and runners can donate their sponsorship too. Anyone interested in taking part should visit the website to register, there are photos of the lovely Constable Country courses at https://www.nayland10k.co.uk/

And … the Co-Op in Canhams Road, Sudbury is donating 1% of all own brand purchases to charity. Customers will still earn a 5% reward and can choose SESAW to receive a further 1% by going online at www.coop.co.uk/membership
All this will help look after the animals at the Sanctuary while they wait for new loving homes.

Apart from the many cats and dogs, we have some handsome rabbits including Benjamin (born Feb 2018) and Lenny (born June 2016) both vaccinated, neutered and looking for female companions of a similar age.

The fundraisers are to preparing for our Spring Fair at Whatfield Village Hall on 23rd March but they are really short of nice things for the raffle and tombola. We would be grateful for any unwanted Christmas presents or toiletries (particularly for the gentlemen), cosmetics or general good quality items. Please leave a message on the ansaphone if you need us to collect from you.

That’s all for now, I’m going back to the kitchen in case there is more interesting news for me Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua.

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