Could you please collect Evening Gazette wish tokens for SARA. There are SARA boxes around the area to put them in and then we will collect them. The more tokens we collect the more money we get to help the animals. Thank You
OPEN DAY 2016
SARA held its Open Day on the Saturday 10th September. It was well attended and events included a mini fun dog show, doggy games and a flyball display by local teams. Music was provided by Cleveland Ukes. We were supported on the day by staff from Sainsbury’s, Saltburn and the sea cadets. As usual there was a tempting display of food (especially cakes). The day was completed by the grand draw details of which will be on our facebook page shortly. Our thanks go to all who supported us.
FUN DOG SHOW 2016
On Saturday 2nd July SARA held its annual Fun Dog Show. It was very well attended with everyone having a good time despite some showers. Dogs of all sizes brought their owners along and were very well behaved (both). There was lots of home made food available and a variety of stalls. Everyone enjoyed the day.
On Sunday 5th June SARA held their annual Strawberry and Chocolate Fayre at Foxrush Farm. There was a good attendance with everyone enjoying the strawberries and cream provided by Tesco. The event also included a display of flyball by Middlesbrough Dog Club, a parade of dogs for rehoming and those who have been rehomed and had come back to see us. It gives the staff and volunteers a boost to see their former charges so healthy and happy. Our thanks to everyone who supported the event by attending, volunteering and the staff for the great work they do on a daily basis. SARA raised £631.34.
On Sunday 22nd May SARA held its annual Sponsored Dog Walk. A number of canine friends brought their owners to enjoy the walks through Foxrush Community Forest some even completed both. Amongst our canine visitors there were a number who had been rehomed from SARA and it was great to see how happy and keen all our canine visitors were (also their owners). Altogether we raised £414 with more sponsorship yet to come in. Thanks to all who supported us by participating, helping and sponsoring.
We held our spring sale at the weekend and despite the miserable weather we made in excess of £800. Thanks to all who came. We had our usual variety of refreshments for sale and they proved very popular. As you can see one of our doggy customers was quite interested in a mirror for sale
MARKS & SPENCER’S FUNDRAISING
M&S staff and SARA members collecting Marks and Spencer’s final donation of money, food and toys.
Total donation of money £1341.49 Chloe Tweddle
and Donna Middlemass have done many hours of volunteer work and delivered a lot of food, toys, scratching posts during that time.
SARA wishes to thank them for their outstanding effort.
On Saturday 8th April 2016 we held a social evening at the Saltburn Golf Club. We were entertained by the Cleveland Ukes who were very good and had us all singing along. We had a pie and pea supper which everyone enjoyed. We made £300+.
On Saturday 26th March 2016 we held an Easter Fayre at Marske Hall. With many stall including an Easter egg tombola, raffle etc and also a Easter Bonnet competition.
We raised over £780 thanks to the generosity of our supporters and volunteers. Thank you to all who contributed.
In December a team from SARA helped Support Adoption for Pets in the Middlesbrough store with their Santa Paws campaign. This week we have collected a cheque for £954.88 from Pets At Home Middlesbrough which was half of the collection money. The other half went to Support Adoption for Pets to help out other rehoming centres.
This money will go towards the ‘Haven’ that we are building. We identified that we needed a room where we could put dogs that were recuperating from illness or operations or could not be put in with the general population because they are nervous.
As you will see the ‘Haven’ is nearly complete and we will be soon putting it to good use.