My very first huge project was to raise funds for buying some individual kennels, I have been blown away by how many people have got involved with this and how many people have given donations and each and everyone of you needs to be mentioned and thanked…
Firstly, a wonderful company called LIFE IRRIGATION donated all the materials and workmen to lay my foundations, lay my concrete base and supply me with running water, this amounted to A VERY SUBSTANTIAL amount of money and I cannot thank Ronen and Gill Orr (owners) enough for this wonderful practical contribution…
Secondly was Lord and Lady Salisbury who donated a very generous amount of money which has enabled me to purchase outright one of the lovely chalet type kennels that you see featured on my home page and it has been erected in memory of their beloved lurcher JUDE… The company I brought my kennels off, DUCHY FARM KENNELS have given me a wonderful discount on one of the kennels and very kindly delivered and installed the kennels, free of charge…!!! Finally Steve at Norbury Fencing in Hertford, gave the rescue a very generous discount to enable us to buy the fencing materials…THANK YOU SO MUCH !!
The following people have made personal donations to the kennel fund and without them I wouldn’t be in the position I am now. I am extremely grateful as I know spare money in this current climate is very hard to come by and I have been overwhelmed by the support, thank you very much to the following people….Tess Brown, Jean Peters, Helen Starbuck, Amanda Westhead, Linzi Tropea, Marianne Hills, Sarah Brunning, Jo Skirrow, Gill Robinson, Jacqueline Baker, Jess Michael, Lisa Gates, Lily Bear, Tia/Miley Wheeler, Angie Paterson, Sandra Monk, Anita Musk, Elliot Gay, Frances Gillies, Janie Simmonds, Shaine/Rob Macinnes, Sarah Milner, Lyn Odgers, Carol Jones, Christine Pate, Vicky Strickland, Hanna Vartiarnen, Annette Connor, Niki Armstrong, Sarah Bolger, Sarah Milner AGAIN, (x) Derek Ewart, Tracey Field, Gill Prosser, Alison Derrouiche, Angie Paterson AGAIN (x), Marion Kitchener (my mummy xx) Helen Gates and her colleagues at EQUISENSE, Niki Noo, Geraldine Anderson, Allison Derrouiche AGAIN (x), Sarah Milner FOR THE THIRD time (xx), Lorn Wilson , Jaci Read for donation of usage of a trailer and a large amt of bark, Jacqueline Horton, Johanna Woolcock Purnell.
When I didn’t think things could get better and I had my two wonderful kennels up and running, two
wonderful things then happened…The charity Support Adoption for Pets granted my application for funding for a third kennel (YES a third one !!), so I was extremely chuffed..PLEASE SUPPORT THEM BY LIKING THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE…www.Facebook.com/SupportAdoptionForPets..
HurttaHelppi (HoundHelp) contacted me as she has a passion for lurchers and wanted to assist, her wonderful association sponsored all the materials/installation of the electrics and lighting for the kennels and the area…The lurchers now have heating for the winter months and are so very cosy !!!
I AM OVERWHELMED and VERY GRATEFUL for these two wonderful charities/associations for helping me so much.
Finally to do with the kennel project, I have been very blessed to have a lovely couple in my life, Mike and
Lynda Rowland, who made a huge donation to purchase all my fencing materials. Mike in his very busy life has given up hours of his time, to come up and put all the fencing up and do so many other DIY chores that I would struggle to do, in all, he has been my RIGHT HAND MAN and I am eternally grateful for all his hard work and time donated. Very sadly since the kennel project has finished, his beautiful wife Lynda lost her fight to cancer and her memory will live on with this kennel area. Heaven has gained another shining star and myself and the lurchers will never forget her generous donation and her wonderful warm and caring nature….
NOW A VERY IMPORTANT SET OF SPECIAL PEEPS…YES MY LOZZA LURCHER LOVELIES…. These wonderful two legged creatures give over their hard earned cash every month for the rescue via a standing order and without their generosity, simply put, the rescue would not be able to save as many lives…These are LLR’s angels….
Theresa Thompson Emma Shreeve Janine Akid Donna Bell Tracey Field Marina Christie
Janie Simmonds Gillian Arger (all the way from Italy !!) Victoria Foxton Niki Armstrong
Liz Hockley Helen Starbuck Sarah McGahey Geraldine Anderson Allison Anderson Jane
Anderson Graham Waugh Kraig Ralph Paula Stephens KJ Bull Michael Tracey ,
Karen Bracebridge Theresa Hughes Tracey Bright Scott Sellar Monique Gudgeon Julia Middleton and finally
LASTLY, I apologise if I have forgotten anyone, but the following people certainly need mentioning :
The admin and helpers at The Animal Team Transport Volunteer Network and The Animal Team Homecheck Volunteer Network for helping with transport/homechecking when required.
Vets 4Pets for their exceptional care given to the rescue lurcher’s and a discounted account for the rescue
Marielle Harris who works at Best Pets in Luton where she is always on the look out to asssist with discounted stock to help
Gill and Joe Rayfield of BMG Industries who donated their printing, products , time and money to assist with the Justice for Fly campaign and have now taken over the rescues two merchandise accounts, fab company with a wonderful generous couple owning it !!
Trudi Dowling from Naturanimals who has donated her expertise and products to assist the rescue lurchers
Ocado for their very very generous donations of weekly food to sponsor all the lurchers
Peter Goodchild for his discounted all singing and dancing alarm system installed via Welwyn Hatfield Alarms for the kennel area
Lee Bradley from Bradgate Fencing for all the fencing and the shelter done for the secure paddock project at a discounted rate and the recent Training Barn
Jane Bettles for her free grooming of the rescues
Lee Crouch for his ongoing carpentry work around the kennel area