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.

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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.

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This week a group of staff from Tesco Redcar visited the centre. They spent the day helping out at various jobs including cat cuddling. They also brought a large number of donations of toys and food. Additionally Tesco have offered to supply all the strawberries and cream for the strawberry and chocolate fayre. The staff and animals greatly appreciate all the time and contributions given.

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Most of us love the tombola but we could be in danger of not having the chance. Our stocks of prizes are very low and if we do not get some more very soon we may not be able to offer this popular game.

Tombola prizes

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 Thursday 31st March we were presented with a large donation from Petti Rossi to add to the funds to help with Sam’s leg.  We also received a collection of gifts to sell or use for the raffles.

Sam and all the animals thank Petti Rossi for their help.

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