Despite a chaotic few days before the event, everyone seemed to enjoy our Open Day and Fun Dog Show. After a storm left a trail of devastation on the Friday night, our fantastic team rallied at silly o’clock on Sunday morning and restored order ready for the visitors’ arrival at midday.
Although a little wet, it was a happy day with lots of laughs as volunteers hung onto legs and roofs while others made running repairs to the billowing gazebos! The Hadleigh Ukulele Group carried on entertaining like the troopers they are, to the delight of their audience. Most importantly, many animals were rehomed but more are coming in so if you are looking for a pet to complete your family, please visit us when we reopen in September.
Mum is still looking after injured and orphaned birds and wildlife. Those bad mannered seagulls that gave me a peck are now living in an outside pen (best place for them in my opinion!) until they are old enough to be released.
We have been invited to three events this month, two of which are on the same day! Our volunteers will attend the Wickham St. Paul Dog Show CO9 2TP which starts at 1pm and a fundraising sale at Polstead Village Hall, CO6 5AL between 10am and 3pm. Next is our own Autumn Fair, taking place on 16th September at the Village Hall, Great Bentley, CO7 8LG between 11am and 3pm. Lots of quality items including gifts, antiques, collectables with good food – and me! Please come along to meet us.
Finally, for a weekend with a difference, take the family to the National Country Show Live at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd September. Dawn and Karen will be representing SESAW at this prestigious event which will be opened by television personality, Ben Fogle.
Our garden looks lovely thanks to our helpers putting in hours of hard work and I’m off to smell the flowers. Maybe they will name a rose after me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua.