We are delighted to have been chosen as one of Bentham’s three local causes who are to benefit from the Co-op’s Community Fund this year.
As a member, every time you shop at the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund. And you can choose which cause you want your 1% to go to.
Simply go to www.co-operativefood.co.uk, click on ‘Membership’ and sign in. (If you’re not already a member, you’ll need to register first.) You can then choose the local cause you want to support.
Of course we hope you’ll choose our project – though all three are deserving causes!
We’re aiming to run a scheme to re-home older pets left without a home when their elderly companion dies or moves into nursing care.
We’ll cover the cost of vet bills, specialist food, plus any additional care for elderly pets needing a home so as to encourage people to take on older animals as foster carers, and provide equipment to assist elderly people to take on (or keep) pets as companions.
We hope our project will help the many elderly pet lovers in our local community in two ways: it will meant those enjoying the companionship of a pet will have the peace of mind of knowing that we will look after their pet’s future when they no longer can, and we hope to encourage many others to share their homes with a pet knowing they have our support, both financially and with practical help.
What a great way to end the year! Thank you to everyone who came along to the coffee morning at Clapham Village Hall on Saturday 2 December 2017, both to help with the event and to support us. Including last minute sales of tickets for our Christmas Raffle we raised a fantastic £356.30!
But the biggest thank you goes to all our wonderful volunteers, many of whom stayed behind at Clapham to share a magnificent Jacob’s Join lunch. Whether it’s cleaning out the pens in the sanctuary, socializing the cats, supporting or helping at our fund-raising events or behind-the-scenes administration, Bentham & District Pet Rescue says a huge THANK YOU!
And last but definitely not least we must thank the very generous Lakeland Radio listeners and other supporters who contributed to its Christmas appeal. Along with other rescue charities in the area, we received a massive amount of food, toys and treats for the cats in our care over the festive season. Thank you so much for your kindness … and especially to Poppy the Jack Russell who attached a gift tag to her donation which said “to all the animals less fortunate than myself“.
Happy Christmas and all good wishes for the new year!