Kenny’s May Blog:
“Didn’t we have a lovely time, the day we went to Long Melford?!” One of our volunteers was singing a parody of the Fiddlers Dram 1970’s hit after our Easter Fair last month. Not everyone remembers the song but the fantastic response to our event was reminiscent of our pre-pandemic fundraisers. Familiar friends (and dogs!) arrived to browse the stalls and enjoy a snack. Nearly £4,500 was raised including a generous donation from an anonymous supporter.
Mum said it would be too drafty for me to attend due to the open windows and doors to blow away the virus. Fortunately our volunteers were on hand to help rescue a fledgling found on a nearby footpath, popular with dog walkers. The fluffy bundle was quickly brought home to Mum who identified it as a Tawny owlet. It is coming along nicely and will eventually be ‘soft released’ back to it’s home territory.
Lorraine also did well the following weekend in Essex. She made £232 on her ‘pop up’ stall one Saturday morning in Tiptree. Many thanks to Don Tyler Opticians for allowing her to set up outside their shop.
We are looking for more enthusiastic people to join our fundraising team and reliable volunteers to care for the animals one morning a week. Please leave a message on our answerphone or send an email if you would like to help.
There are still spaces on the Nayland 10K family-friendly run on Sunday 10th July, starting at Little Garth School, Nayland, CO6 4JR. This raises money for local charities including SESAW. There are routes to suit all ages and abilities. Book your place at www.nayland10k.co.uk The only place I’m running to now is the kitchen where Mum is preparing dinner for all the dogs including me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua.
Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP 01787 210888