There are two fundraising events taking place this weekend. By the time you read this, one and a half will be over, but I will tell you later how you can join in with the half that is happening tomorrow! And of course there is always next weekend, which is Christmas for the Animals at the SPA.
But let me start at the beginning. Last night was the long-awaited fundraiser in Puivert. Thanks to the vagaries of my GPS (not Sharon’s this time), we arrived a bit late, but directly into a fabulous concert given by the Puivert choir. A mixture of Christmas carols and standards, all beautifully sung. The festivities had officially begun!
After a break for mulled wine and mince pies, it was off again with the Old Spice Girls, who sang in both French and English and were wonderfully entertaining and talented.
There was a raffle and of course the silent auction and a couple of craft stores, as well as a display showing some of the many dogs and cats at the refuge. We hope that some adoptions may result, but the goal of the evening was to raise funds for the SPA and Twilight, and the raffle alone gained 330 euros!
I must say enormous thanks to the organising team. As usual I am afraid to leave someone out, but I have to mention Deb and Belinda who are probably both having a quiet night in! I don’t know the final fundraising total yet, as the silent auction bids still have to be added up, but I will let you know as soon as possible.
The today the SPA has been at the Cite where we have been taking part in “the Magic of Christmas” inside the theatre. We were kindly given a stand, thanks to Veronique and Val, and several other volunteers showed up with and without dogs to spread the word about the SPA and the importance of not buying puppies at Christmas without adequate time for reflection.
We will be at La Cite again tomorrow, so if you missed us today, please come and say hi. There are some lovely craft stalls where you can but gifts, but don’t forget to put a little something into the donation box for the SPA….We have presents for the dog or cat in your life as well!
At the refuge it was business as usual. Three more pups arrived yesterday, plus and adult who is identified but whose owners gave her away a year ago but can’t remember who to. I don’t have today’s news yet, but I want to post this blog so I can go and thaw out my feet, like the other girls who were at the Cite!
Gifts for the dog or cat in your life!
My lovely Nero, star of the show and photographed by many a Spanish tourist!