Despite the wild weather this weekend and the devastating burglary last week we’ve had an amazing Spring Fair. We can’t thank everyone enough who braved the lashing rain and howling winds to pop down and help us to raise a whopping £2,437.75!!!
We’re so thrilled at how much was raised and it will go a very long way to helping the many dogs, cats and rabbits that we care for at the sanctuary.
We’re also delighted that several of our bunnies have been reserved alongside some of our gorgeous cats. We’re going to busy this week with home inspections.
Our resident Jack Russell, Terry, was quite the star of the day making friends all over the place.
Our bric a brac sale in the barn was a busy place from the start of the day to the end, with people queuing to pick up a bargain!
Some savvy shoppers rummaged for that ultimate find and we know a few children must have felt like Christmas had come early!
Our dedicated volunteers were on hand to help throughout the day and in some ways the weather helped as we sold a lot of umbrellas!
Hand made items also proved popular with specially printed bags, greetings cards and framed photos all flying off the stands. Our raffle was also a hit and we know many of you had a go at some of the games on offer too.
Not unsurprisingly the barbecue went down very well! It was worth getting a veggie hot dog just to warm your hands up! Of course everything was expertly cooked by our flaming fab volunteers! Complimenting the hot dogs and burgers were an array of amazingly decorated cakes that in some cases looked too good to eat.
Fortunately lots of you got stuck in to that icing!
We also had our resident face painter on hand, turning children into pretty cats and handsome hounds.
It was a fantastic day with the whole sanctuary filled with people.
Our volunteers put in a massive effort with many coming down first thing to help set up and make us storm proof! We must also say a huge thank you to everyone who donated items to us following last week’s terrible burglary. We were overwhelmed with people’s generosity and support for the SAA. More than anything else the Spring Fair has really raised our spirits as well as pounds.
We’re more committed than ever to helping the abandoned animals of Manchester and we’re really excited to be working with even more volunteers as today’s event encouraged several people to offer their services. The SAA’s Fundraising Coordinator Aimee Diz Ennis explains how important the Spring Fair is for the charity.
Now let’s just hope the weather can be as bright as our future!