Life at SESAW is very quiet now visitors don’t come and fundraising events are halted but we are extra subdued since losing a stalwart supporter.
Our thoughts are with Dave Sparrow and family since his wife, Barbara passed away last month. Apart from looking after the animals for years she constantly raised money by collecting donated goods and organising sales in and around Stratford St. Mary. She helped at our events and was always willing to dress up for an occasion, be it a Christmas fair or a vintage Fete. Her keen support and cheery presence will be sadly missed but we look forward to joining forces with some of her friends who wish to hold a fundraiser in her memory when the current situation allows.
Our volunteers often come up with interesting ideas, like Sharon, a professional seamstress who is sewing washable, pleated face masks in triple layered dense cotton. Jayne is busy knitting ‘Rainbow of Hope’ car hangings and both items are selling well. The ladies suggest a minimum donation of £2 per item. If interested please phone Jayne on 07720 079370 to place an order.
We may only be a small local charity but we have homed many animals over the past twenty seven years and although life has changed beyond belief, we are still here to help or advise regarding any animal in need. Our hard working ladies and gentlemen exercise and care for the animals every day, with maybe a few extra cuddles. Thank you to all the shops that host our food collection bins or donate food and vegetables from their own stock. More than ever, we are grateful to them and the Public for their continued support. Given a choice, we would ask for kitten food because it is that time of the year again!
Which reminds me, it’s time to help Mum on her evening rounds and then it’s bedtime for all the animals including me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua.