Kenny’s January News – Happy New Year!

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UPDATE: Since writing this, we’re delighted to say that Oscar has now found his forever home 🙂

Kenny’s elderly friend, Megan, enjoying some attention.
Jacksons CEO, Richard Neall holding Megan, with Claire Chattendon holding Kenny.
Volunteers Linda, Marian and Harry the Labrador, accepting the cheque

Let me begin with a thank you to the Editors of all the village newsletters and Parish magazines who give us space in each issue. We really appreciate being given the opportunity to keep in touch with our supporters in their areas. This month’s news was submitted early for the Christmas break so I don’t know what the weather is like as you read this, or even the General Election result. Did someone say ignorance is bliss?

Thank you also to everyone who made our Christmas Fair the best ever. We welcomed three ladies from the Bury St. Edmunds branch of Seasalt who joined our merry band of volunteers. Lots of two and four legged friends called in and £3845 was raised.

Yet more thanks to the Colchester branch of Santandar for raising £321 for SESAW last November. We understand this figure will be doubled by the Bank applying match funding.

We enjoyed meeting the good people at Jackson Civil Engineering last month. Every year a local charity is adopted for the day during it’s annual staff conference in Ipswich. This time SESAW was chosen and the staff raised £750 from fundraising activities and a further £1000 was contributed by the company. It was the first outing for my canine friend Megan, an older lady who belies her years, and she did look cute in Santa’s sleigh!

Although I’m not up to date at the time of writing, I can tell you the Nayland 10K takes place on Sunday 5th July 2020. The organisers say this is a family friendly event with a choice of a 1k Fun Run, 5k and 10k runs, a lively atmosphere and lots of sweat, mud and heat! Starting at Nayland Village Hall, over 900 entrants can follow the course through beautiful Constable Country.
The day is always well supported by the local community and once again the Organisers have chosen several beneficiaries for the happy day including Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare. Those wishing to enter should visit the website which will soon be launched at: Nayland 10k, 5k and 1k Fun Run – Suffolk – Constable Country

Amongst our December dogs for homing is Oscar, a victim of circumstances through no fault of his own. He is only two years old, pulls like a train, misses his family dreadfully and desperate for human company. Everyone here loves him as he has an endearing nature and the younger volunteers are often found cuddling him in his bed. Oscar needs lots of training and exercise. It won’t be easy but if you are strong enough to overcome his exuberance you will end up with a cracking dog.

Best wishes for 2020 from all of us at SESAW, including me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua.