A huge thank you to all our volunteers and hound owners who supported us at our Christmas Annual event (30/11/14) held at our kennels in Hersham. You helped us raise a magnificent total - in excess of £2,000 (including our WGW shop sales). We would not be able to look after the hounds without you all, so it always means so much to see familiar faces and catch up on our mutual doggie news, especially at this special time of year.
Whether you helped run a stall for us, donated or made by hand prizes or goods to sell, or spent money on a stall or on a photographic portrait session of your hound/s or via sponsorship of a Sanctuary hound, you helped us yet again by embracing the spirit of the season and taking time out of your own busy schedules to do your bit to help the Hersham Hounds.
The lights in the kennel yard and on the Christmas tree (thanks Gil and Carol) turned the yard into our very own Christmas Wonderland.
It added a magical feel to the afternoon and will also help us through the increasingly cold evenings ahead of us during the festive season.
The dedication with which you have all supported us, be it by painstakingly crafting handmade goods or throwing heart and soul into running your stall, or being a generous customer for the day, helps lift spirits and reminds us why we all get together for these fundraising events. To help these wonderful, trusting, loving greyhounds until they can either find their forever home or to help look after those special greyhounds for whom our Sanctuary will be the only home they will ever know.
We never take your support for granted and we try to make every penny count. We hope you enjoy the photographic memories of this year's Switch on the Christmas Lights as much as we do.
To all of our supporters who attended and for those who could not, but have been sending us wonderfully personal Christmas cards and donations in the run-up to this Christmas event and since, a massive and truly heart felt thank you.