It was lovely to meet staff and volunteers, not to mention the resident animals at Blue Cross Millhouses. And to come away with a stash of quality food for our Streeties. Here is Francesca who made us feel very welcome.
Barbara, Peter and I had a lovely excuse to have a few hours at the seaside today. We were so proud to see Kate running over the finishing line at the Cleethorpes Half Marathon exactly at the time she promised. Make up in place, mascara as fresh as this morning’s application. We couldn’t believe it when so many runners were obviously struggling and no wonder. What an achievement, especially when Kate said ‘can’t run, won’t run’ a few weeks ago. Her training regime must have been so hard.
Kate has to date raised £726.26 including gift aid and I know she’s grateful to everyone who has sponsored her. It’s still ongoing at https://donate.bt.com/fundraisers/katewhitehead1 and will be equally split between Macmillan Cancer Care and FOF.
It was also lovely to see Kate’s mum who owes a big thank you to Macmillan Cancer Care who were a huge support for all her family.
Many people will also know that Kate is one of those ‘Crazy Cat’ ladies who has been a big supporter of Friends of Ferals for years. We can’t thank her enough for supporting our small charity, it’s our first sponsored event and we’ll let you know, Kate, what your sponsorship will be spent on in the next few days.
In the meantime, rest up and enjoy your achievement. Again, we’re so proud of you. Love Maggie x
Absolutely amazing. This is what fundraising should be. People having fun but the message still getting through. Professional and everything beautifully presented. All your hard work paid off Lauren. What a wonderful thing to do. I have a poorly cat in mind for the proceeds to be spent on. He’s on the streets at the moment getting used to an unset trap but it won’t be long before he’s in our care. Thank you so much on his behalf. Love Maggie xx
Friends of Ferals were absolutely delighted to receive a £500 donation from the Freemasons of Worksop Priory Lodge. We have helped over 100 cats in the Worksop area and fund one-women rescues in North Nottinghamshire. John Poxon, himself a proud Freemason of the Lodge and owner of JP Meats on Bridge Street, kindly put forward FOF to receive this huge donation, every penny of which will be spent on cats in crisis. Thank you so much, John.
UPDATE: LOOK WHAT WE BOUGHT WITH YOUR DONATION! Thank you so much!
Carol Ann collecting Abbey Vets, Deepcar, Christmas food donation. Thank you Tiger!
Got to say a massive THANK YOU to Mig and Stacey and all the people involved in raising a fabulous amount of £631.97 and donating food and biscuits and lots of carpet tiles to keep our ferals warm and cosy in their shelters by organising a stall and a raffle at the Double Barrel Steakhouse, Thurcroft. You all worked really hard in organising everything. Thank you so much. xxx
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.