SARA urgently need volunteers to work in our charity shop at Guisborough.

If you can help could you please ring the shop on 01287 201005 and give your details as follows

Time and Day available ie

Morning shift 8:30am to 1pm

Afternoon shift 1pm to 4pm

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age

You will never work alone there will always be one other person with you.

Although Sam’s progress has been good aided by Catherine Marshall, physiotherapist and Helen Gosling at Butterwick Hydrotherapy there was still a problem as his leg had rotated and he was walking on the side of his foot. After consultation he was referred to an orthopaedic specialist and an operation was carried out on Wednesday 25th January. He now has to have 6 weeks cage rest (he doesn’t agree and lets everyone know it, his lung power is phenomenal). He has a post operative check up on Monday.

Forthcoming Events at Foxrush Farm 2017
May    6th       Spring Bargain Sale, 10am-1pm             21st    Sponsored Dog Walk

June   4th      Chocolate and S/berry Fayre 1 – 4pm

July    1st      Fun Dog Show 11-4pm

Aug     5th      Birthday Celebrations 11 – 4pm

19th   Summer Bargain Sale 10-4pm

 Sept    9th      Open Day 1 – 4pm

 Oct      7th      Autumn Bargain Sale 10 – 1pm

15th   Twilight Stroll 4 – 5pm

 Dec     10th   Carols at Foxrush 2 – 3.30pm

Other Events 2017
Jan      1st      New Years Day Dip

April   15th – Easter Fayre – Marske Hall 10am-1pm

22nd    Neil Diamondo- Saltburn Golf Club,                        7.30pm-11pm,

May     1st –     Spring Stroll, 11am-1pm (Redcar             Stray)

Dec      10th         Christmas Fayre     10 – 1pm              Marske Hall

SARA held it’s New Year’s Day Dip, despite blustery showers a number of very brave dippers participated.  On the day £195 was raised with more sponsorship money to come in.  Thanks to all who participated and those who supported  their efforts.

This year both Sainsbury’s Saltburn and Sainsbury’s Marske voted Saltburn Animal Rescue Association as their charity of the year.  They have not only placed buckets at all the checkouts to collect donations but invited SARA to hold events in their stores.  To date these 15 events have raised just short of £1800.

The staff at Sainsbury’s, Saltburn gave SARA a hamper of treats for the volunteers who would be working over Christmas, it was much appreciated.

On Sunday 18th December SARA opened its replacement dog lounge, the last one in a portakabin having become unsafe.   Dogs (and volunteers) get a chance to chill out in quiet surroundings.   This helps with assessment and introducing  dogs to a homelike setting.


Christmas Fayre

SARA held its annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 10th December.  There were a large number of stalls providing a variety of goods and games offering chances to win.  It was well attended and we raised a total of£1071.25. Thank you to all who attended and helped.

We are getting conflicting information on the deadline for objections.  We now think it is the 9th December so you still have time to object.  A draft objection letter to be done as a Word document  and emailed to David Pedlow before the 9th December deadline can be copied from the letter in he last post.

His email address is: and if you click on this link, it will automatically set up an e mail you can then type on, which you will then be able send to David, without having to type in his e mail address and not getting it right.



The draft document is a style you could use in any objection but please note the following points when  emailing to David Pedlow.


  1. You should `copy` from the draft document letter and then `paste` to create your own individual letter on to a new word document and not simply copy the draft verbatim, as we don’t want 50 plus letters all saying the same thing, word for word like this one as that takes the individual status away, and the planners would recognise this and would discount the value of the letters.
  2. The text in red is the information on yourselves that you need to change.
  3. The text in green is some of the reasons you can use to object to. We suggest you pick our 2 or 3 of them and convert them to black type and try to alter them if you can, just so we don’t get 50 all looking the same and like they were typed on one computer. A simple hint is to alter the order of the objections you decide to use and maybe change the font sizes and type settings.
  4. When you have created your own Word doc letter it can be saved on your `desktop` or elsewhere and then attached to your email. That is the best way to do it.
  5. You then go to your email addressed to David Pedlow by clicking on this link and insert the Word Doc you have saved (covered in 4 above). And then say something like….Mr Pedlow, please find attached my objection letter to the `outline planning application number  R/2016/0663` You can put something similar in the `Subject box` on your email.

  1. If you don’t want to create a Word doc, you can `copy` off the Word doc and paste it straight in to an e mail, created by clicking on this link.


But you would have to provide in the email the Application reference number R/2016/0663 and your name and address.