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We All Need A Little Help From Our Friends…

At the SPA, like most refuges times are tough and we can certainly do with all the help we can get. This might mean making a donation, sponsoring a dog, becoming a volunteer or fostering one of our dogs or cats.  Lots of our volunteers also fund raise and these monies really are a lifeline to us!

Debbie one of our volunteer dog walker and fundraisers is organizing two events in the near future which are going to be held in the Salle de Mairie at Puivert. Half of the proceeds will go to the SPA Carcassonne and half to Twilight the retirement home for old doggies, so all donations will make winter a wee bit easier for our furry friends.

The first is Saturday 16 November from 10am – 1pm, when there will be cakes, books, cards, food and various craft stalls selling a  wide variety of items which will be just right for Christmas presents. There is also a raffle and a bottle stall.

On Friday 6 December we are having a musical evening when the Puivert choir will be singing followed by a performance from the Old Spice Girls – who are not to be missed! There will be mulled wine and mince pies in the interval.

At both events we will be running a silent auction with the opportunity to secretly bid for a selection of items, including wine from Chateau Begude, holiday break, house cleaning, pedicure, meals at local restaurants etc..

The success of both events is dependent upon donations and if you can donate any of the following items we would be very grateful:

New or nearly new clothes, furnishings, appliances and unwanted gifts.

Bottles for the bottle stall

Raffle prizes


Items  for the auction. This can be anything from a mornings cleaning, pedicure, Holiday accommodation, meal at a restaurant or anything people can secretly bid for!!

If you can help us by donating any of the above items please contact one of the volunteers below who will be happy to receive any donated items.

English Library  Quillan-

Julie Christian – Quillan  juliechristian6249@gmail.com

Fred Alsop –     Quillan fred.alsop@gmail.com

Jan Fleming-  Lavelanet chez.fleming@gmail.com

Karen Pead-  Balestie karen.pead@orange.fr

Debbie Jones – Puivert nelliejones6@gmail.com (after 18th October)

Belinda Carter-  Les Bordes- Belinda.carter@orange.fr

Moira Doig – Fanjeaux –moiradoig@aol.com

Jane Hartley- Villeneuve Minervois-janehartley@gmail.com

Di Eccles- Quillan   dieccles1234@hotmail.com

SPA – Carcassonne

At both fundraisers  we will also be acting as a drop off point for any of the following items, which both the dogs homes are always so grateful for:

Dog ,or Cat Food, Collars, Dog treats, Bedding and Balls of Wool

(we have keen knitters amongst us who knits blankets to keep the dogs warm in winter!)

So come on folks, have a clear out and put unwanted items to good use. Our doggy friends will be very grateful!






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