I’m delighted to inform all the lovely supporters who bought £360 worth of tickets for Nina Frogatt’s wonderful throw that our generous FOF Janis Shirer has won with her ticket No. 166.
Jan has been there for FOF from day 1 with a 3 figure monthly standing order. There was once a time when we wouldn’t have managed to exist without her support.
Sam, with her husband Brian and staff at BDS Trailers, made us feel very welcome this morning when the draw was made. Again, really generous supporters of FOF with a real love of ferals. They have so many rescue animals, not least of which is Bernard, an ex streetie and big sweetie!
So, many congratulations Jan, I would normally deliver but the flight would do me in! It’s great that Nina’s throw will be winging its way to New Zealand very soon. Love to all, and thank you.
By Barbara Burgin
Since being involved with FOF in a practical way I have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness of people who have offered me help. You may or may not know that at an advanced age I have discovered an enjoyment of joinery so I’ve been refurbishing shelters, constructed a feeding station from scratch (and an old bath panel) and my latest creation a donation box hopefully soon to be placed in a friendly supermarket. I’ve received unwanted rabbit hutches to convert , 2 came from our lovely member Tina and a couple of others from friends and relations. I’ve salvaged useful bits of wood from my son’s shed and then from my brother’s I’ve picked the brains of James a builder who’s been working next door to me for several months and has adopted me as his granny apprentice ! I let him use my driveway to park his car so he can’t escape my many questions. I’ve used local builders merchants Midco Ltd in Bakewell for materials and Stuart Robertson the owner has been so very generous in his discounts and then there’s Andrew at Jumble Creative Graphic Design who provided me with the professional printing job I wanted for the donation box. Last but no means least the wonderful Sharon and Mark at Bakewell Pet Supplies who once they realised what I was involved with have donated so many cat goodies food and toys.
I’ve put a few pictures here so you can see what I’m talking about. Thank you everyone very much I couldn’t have done it without you all. Roll on the next project.