A Huge Thank You to all those that have Donated Donations for specific events will be included in that events thread as they will contribute to the total raised
November - December 2011
8 x Collection Buckets + 5 Collecting Tins - Anonymous Donation, Thank you so much, these have made us look much more professional
November - £15 Donation from Woodlands - Thank you so much to all the Woodlands Folk whose creative merchandising helps so much with our fundraising
23 November - Huge thanks to Pets@Home staff and customers who donated a lovely lot of treats and toys which is the sort of currency that the dogs really enjoy
23 November - £106.00 Half Marathan sponsor money from Siwan & Gareth - What a fantastic gesture - Thank you so much for all the effort that you put in and for thinking of the Dogs.
28 November £10 Donation from Woodlands - Thank you lovely peeps
A huge Thank You to Bob Oswald for his very generous donation and to Lorraine who instigated it -
A big Thank You to all the people who have taken toys and treats down to the Dogs' Home and to the Stores who have let us have Collection Points - Pets@Home, Wilkinsons, Morrisons- and to the Staff and Customers at The Old Post ( a fantastic dog friendly pub) who held a collection for us
The Dogs are going to have the best Christmas ever thanks to all of your generosity
29 December - £15.00 Tracey's Christmas Clear out! (Tracey Friends FB supporter) has kindly donated the proceeds of her Christmas Goodies sale to Friends ;D
6 January - Huge Thanks to Sarah Brown for doing a sponsored Boxing Day Swim £161.00
6 January - Many thanks to Anne, Emma and their colleagues from Public Sector Housing, who kindly donated their 'left overs' from their Christmas meal fund. No, not turkey sandwiches, £16.00 cash! Thank you so much!
9 January - £50 donation from Jan, a lovely lady who has just lost her own beloved rescue collie, Jilly. Jan has been touched by the plight of stray dogs and the dedication of the voluntary organisations who work so hard to keep these dogs safe. Thank you Jan, so sorry for the loss of Jilly, but what a kind thing to do to help strays.
10th January - £51.20 donation from The Merrie Harriers The regulars at the Harriers have a book corner named 'A Novel Way to Raise Money for Cardiff Dogs Home' They have asked that the money goes into our recently launched Kong Appeal. Many thanks to everyone who brings, and everyone who buys and to Mike, our lovely landlord!
12th January - Huge Thanks to Alison for leaving a large bag of things we really need at the Dogs Home - including peanut butter (to stuff the Kongs) bed covers and a huge box of lovely Chocolates for a Raffle Prize
12th January - £45 donation from Chess (Wales) Ltd They would like the money to go towards our Kong for a Kennel initiative - Big Kongs please! From Tyler, Richard & Jace - thank you so much! Thank you Chess, that was a good move
13th January - £40 - Sarah Brown has collected in the rest of her sponsorship money for her 'Big Dip' in the freezing Tenby waters on Boxing day That brings Sarah's total donation to a whopping £201 A similar amount was raised by Clair for McMillans Well done girls - Little Angels ;D
14 January Big Thank You to all the staff at the Disney Store (Cardiff) who donated 17 Kongs for our Kong Appeal - Absolutely fantastic - Thank you so much
15th January £38 donation from Jean May Jean turned tomatos and other scrummy things into chutney, then turns the chutney into money, then donates the money to dog welfare organisations in South Wales - what an amazing thing to do - Thank you so much Jean May
21 January - Enormous Thanks to the Kong Company for taking such an interest in our Environmental Enrichment Programme and sending us 10 Assorted sized Kongs - from huge to little - and some really lovely key rings.
21 January £116.60 How about this then ;D Rachel, one of the Founder Members of Friends Crafty Corner has been asking for buttons.... and this is what she has doing with them
Rachel handed us an envelope containing £116.60 today Proceeds from sales of her handmade cards Thank you sooooo much Rachel That's certainly going to help Alf, our little fundraising tracker dog along his way.....
25 January - Huge Thanks to Barons Court who hosted a very successful quiz night for us (great fun had by all) and to the winning team for immediately donating their winnings back to Friends - making a total of £285 raised
Thank you to all who attended and made it such a fab night ;D
2 Feb - A huge thank you to Mr H Begg for his donation of £100 - thank you so much, what a lovely, kind, generous gesture
14 Feb - Thank you so much to all those that donated while using our CDH Dogs Valentine Cards, specifically to allow us to get some business cards printed. You raised £65 - £3.81 paypal fees giving us a total of £61.19 so our first lot of business cards will be with us shortly - and that means more people will have the forum and website address to hand so even more dogs should be helped ;D
19 Feb. Rach has donated another £65 from the sale of her home made cards - we are really grateful Rach - Thank you
26th Feb - Bridie, Pink and Fluffy's daughter has donated her month's pocket money, plus some of her birthday money specifically for Nahla's Vet Bill. £20.00
26th Feb - Young Katie (smudgesgirl) baked cakes and sold them at today's Last Sunday. We also sold some of the donations that walker Pat kindly brought down. Katie and Pat have asked that the cash is used specifically for Nahla's Vet Bill. £26.50
We would all like to say a huge Thank You to Sue at Cardiff & District Cleaning Co. and Wayne at Dirt Attack Wales. These two local companies, wanting to help the Dogs Home, joined forces, hired a cherry picker and got themselves 'Up on the Roof' of CDH and threw some light on the kennels - They cleaned the large skylights that had not been done in years. It has made a massive difference to the dogs - they are getting so much more natural light into the kennels. It has also made an immediate difference to the Home's running costs - they have had 'artificial' lights on throughout the day ever since anyone can remember. They really are heroes and we cannot thank them enough.
All our lovely volunteers have been working so hard towards the Show and we are so grateful and thankful to them. But there are some other people we owe a huge thanks to. They have all donated their products, facilities and time to help make the Show a fun successful event for all the family, with all the proceeds going directly to Friends Dog and Kennel Fund. So, our Huge Thanks to:
How fab is this banner? We're all over the moon with it and have to say a Huge Thank You to Jeff who has actually donated 2 banners to Friends !!! Thank you Jeff and all at Apex & Taylor Made Signs www.apextaylor.co.uk
A big Thank You to 'No Dogs Aloud' (Recognise them?) who on the spur of the minute, entered a Quiz Night and WON!!!!! They're using their winnings to buy a desperately needed Fold Up Table and donating it to Friends
7 April - The lovely Helping Hands Ladies had a stall at a local Craft Fair selling their vast range of handcrafted items and have donated £85 to Friends - Absolutely Fantastic -
Admiral Insurance have very kindly sponsored 50 I Need A Home Coats for our dogs, which will help massively in promoting their plight and attracting attention when the dogs are out with Friends - our Huge Thanks go to them
Massive thanks to Caz for putting the proposal to Admiral Insurance, and helping us to secure this fabulous sponsorship
Aren't they Fab ;D
12 April - Another £16 from Rach for her lovely handmade cards - Thank you so much Rach
12 April Taffy Dog Sales £3.00
12 April Woodlands Easter Basket Money £28.10 Caz DeputyDawg has been Friends very own 'Easter Money Bunny' and rehomed the last of the Woodlands Easter Baskets which brought in an extra £28.10 for our kennel fund Massive thanks to Woodlands and to Caz DD
16 April - a Huge Thanks to Elemoy Ellie who unexpectedly won £70 and had donated it to Friends Sensory Garden Fund - Thank you so much for a very generous gesture
24 April £55 from Rach - £30 from the sale of her home made cards and £26 from Car Boot items sold outside of car boot - Thank you so much Rach - you are a star
29 April Park Vets donation £35.00 This was a really kind and generous surprise - Thank you so much to all at Park Vets for thinking of us
Another big Thank you to the 3 people that have donated a total of £25 towards Sue and Floss' Sponsored Slim and the the generous person that has donated £20 sponsorship for the Cardiff Fun Run - Fantastic, Thank you so much
A huge Thank You to the Friends that clubbed together to donate some much needed racking for our storage unit - can't wait to see it all stacked up, neat and tidy UPDATE: not only did they donate the racking, they dismantled it, moved it to our storage unit, reassembled it and are repacking everything in immaculate order - days worth of work - We really are very grateful - you're all stars
And we cannot thank the fab people at Rileys who rolled out the fundraising week for Friends and Sports Relief, and sent our raffle book around all the nations at the European Pool Championships in Bridlington - how fab is that - and we all had a great night at the Poolathon Mahoosive to Claire, Sonia, and everyone at Riley's who dibbed in, bought raffle tickets, and raised a fabulous £220.00
Friends have had some fabulous donations brought to our 'Last Sunday' events There have been no fisticuffs to date, but Caz (DD) and Rach (Car Booty Queen) have come to an understanding that some items have been far too special to car booty, and Deputy Dawg has been whisking off the higher value items and finding appropriate on-line places to turn these into money - with amazing results
To date, Caroline has turned donations (with very special thanks to Pat, who had a clear out whilst her OH wasn't looking ) into £223.00 for the Kennel Fund
Good job DD!
Another to Sue who has donated another £80 for hers and Floss' Sponsored Slim - and doesn't Sue look great ;D
A Huge Thank You to the Victory Park Committee for their exceedingly generous donation of £500 to our Sensory Garden Fund. Thank you so much, what a wonderful, generous thing to do
Another Huge Thank You to our Bern and Caz who donated the charge for the stall at the Whitchurch Fun Day in aid of the George Thomas Hospice and organised Friends stall.
And a to all the lovely volunteers who turned out to help, couldn't have done it without you, and another to Lynne M and family who saved the (very windy) day by bringing her very sturdy gazebo along and then donating it to Friends
A to Lindsay who donated in memory of Old Guy for a stone with his name on in the Sensory Garden - what a lovely thing to do.
Munch came into the Home extremely overweight - she weighed 62kilos (9.5 stone) with a waist measurement of over 1 metre!!!! With a careful diet, lots of walks and the help of Aqua Dogs she is now a shadow of her former self and far more fit and healthy. Angela from Aqua Dogs heard about her plight and offered free Hydrotherapy sessions twice a week, they .made such a difference to the girl who had trouble standing up when she came into the Home and Munch really enjoys the sessions to. We and Munch are so very grateful to Angela and Aqua Dogs, she can now walk 45-60minutes no problem and is ready to find her forever home. See the Transformation here:
Gareth recently climbed Snowdon (in this horrid weather!!!) and asked for sponsorship for Friends Sensory Garden. This very kind gesture lead to Gareth presenting friends with a massive
Thank you so much Gareth, this has made a big difference to our Sensory Garden Fund and therefore a huge difference to all the Dogs.
15/07 Thank you so much to the lovely Eric who donated £100 and to Wendy who donated £20 towards the Sensory Garden.
06/07 £10.00 Donation from Bev and Dino Dog! Sensory Garden, Thanks Bev, and for the lovely bedding and coat!
so much to all of you - The Sensory Garden is becoming a reality
06/06 Caz DD for £192.00 for eBay sale of donated awning from Pat (walker of renown) Amazing -
10/7 Donation £15.00 Sensory Garden, The fabulous peeps at Castle Avenue (part of the Woodlands group) held a raffle recently, and have handed Friends £15.00 towards our Sensory Garden Fund. You do so much to help the dogs and make such a difference
After a long stay at the Home Alie, Tyson and Damon have moved to a fantastic rescue where we're sure they will soon be successfully rehomed.
Gullivers Truck Hire Ltd., Cardiff need a huge Thank You for donating the use of a van to transport these 3 big dogs comfortably and safely to the Reacue - They made it so easy for us
Huge Thanks to Shane for a donation of £100 towards the Sensory Garden We and the Dogs are very grateful
30/07 Woodlands £4.00
The lovely peeps at Woodlands have been making Whiskey Marmalade for us to sell at our Summer Show! (that's what all the little glass jars were for ;D) It's soooooo good that they have already sold a few pots! £4.00 for the kennel fund - Yey!
29/07 Last Sunday - £20 There was a nice bit of bringing and buying at our Last Sunday Katie brought some cake, and we all bought a bit (nom Nom)! Tomas brought his pocket money and donated it to the Sensory Garden Fund, and Beth parted with a rather beautiful dolls pushchair, which was snapped up by Becky before the wheels hit the ground! £20.00 for the Sensory Garden Fund! Brilliant!
30/7 £10.00 Sensory Garden Donation, Thanky you Lynne Daffysmum
July £20.00 Sensory Garden - The Fabulous No Dogs Aloud Quiz Team have won again! And they donated the money to the Sensory Garden Fund - AGAIN!
30/7 Sensory Garden Fund £5 donation - Thank you Chieko!
Shell Shocked & so grateful - we raised £2161.51 for the Dogs and the Home at the Community Dog Show. What an incredible amount - THANK YOU again to each and everyone of you that made it possible - all the people that crafted, sewed, baked, spread the word, donated raffle items, sponsored classes, turned up and manned the stalls, stayed behind and helped clear up, the lovely judges that gave their time, all the 1001 things that made the show a success - and of course all the people that turned up on the day and supported us - each and every one of you made a difference.
And a huge Thank You to Peters Pies who once again supported us and donated pies, pasties, sausage rolls and the sausages for our Sausage Catching competition - the Refreshments raised a massive £517.70
12 August - Huge Thanks to all those kind and generous people that donated to Twizzle's Vet Fund at the Community Dog Show and raised an amazing £199 including a special thanks to Rachel and to our supporters SouthPaw who also donate a percentage of their sales to Friends - see their website here: SouthPaw Website
Can't believe the No Dogs Aloud Quiz Team have done it again - yep, they beat the opposition and have donated £17 to the Sensory Garden. and Do you think you're ready for Eggheads now?
Thank you to Ruth for her very kind donation of £50 Thank you, really appreciate your kindness
A very special Thank You to Thomas who once again has donated his £5 pocket money for Twizzle. We're all, especially Twizzle, very grateful
9 Sept - Our lovely Shelley got married - and collected donations for Friends. Thank you so much Shelley for thinking of us on your special day and raising £55.91
23 Sept - Dogs Day Out, Pembrey - Huge to all those that donated for Munch's Vet Bill - £38.50 makes makes a lot of difference - the girl herself is now fully recovered and lounging in her forever home -
30 Sept - Huge Thanks to Karen who sold some of her childrens outgrown toys and raised £12 or the dogs
30 Sept - Munch would like to say a special Thank you to George and Molly for donating £20 towards her vets bill - Thank you so much
6 October - Superstars John and ex CDH Tasha did a sponsored walk and raised £186 for Munch's vets Bill - Fantastic Amount -
6 October - Massive Thanks to the lovely lady who bought the 2nd Twizzle picture and also added a donation - totalling £92. a huge boost to Munch's Vets Bill And another Thankyou to the lovely person that painted and donated the 2 Twizzle portraits originally - you're a star
6 October - Thank you to Rebecca for donating £5 to Munch's Vets Bill - really appreciated
25 October - Not only did the FAB SWALEC Team spend all day at CDH painting, pressure washing, gardening, dog walking, litter picking, and giving the whole place a bit of a makeover - they donated £25 to the vet bill to help poor emaciated Bones - What Stars - we can't thank them enough Just Look at the result
26 October - Woodlands does so much for Friends throughout the year - thankyou for the donation of £2.40
26 October - Libby and Cathryn from Barry ran the Half Marathon collecting sponsorship for Friends of Cardiff Dogs Home - .Fantastic, what a feat girls - Friends has received £25 sponsorship directly - Thank you so much
28 October - Thank you so much to Bo and Alex for their extremely generous £40 donation towards the Vets Bills - really appreciated and so much needed