In the Dog House for Charity

Hope Rescue volunteers decided to spend time ‘in the dog house’ to raise money as part of a fundraising appeal. The appeal aims to raise £10,000 to tile the floors of 60 kennels which will improve the health and welfare of the dogs in its care.

A local property management company, Rhondda Development Co Ltd, has come forward to do the work for free, so we just need to raise the money to pay for materials.

Amy Greenfield, Hope Rescue’s Fundraising Manager, explained the urgency behind the appeal: “This is a limited time offer while the company is between jobs, so we are against the clock to raise the funds to buy the tiles, adhesive and grout. The total cost is £10,000 - that's £166 for each kennel.

“We are asking people to get involved by taking up our £166 fundraising challenge. Can you run, bake, sew or sing? Whatever your talent, can you use it to raise £166 this month?”

Paul Leyshon, who is a regular volunteer at our rescue centre, even donned a dog suit to take on the challenge and is on track to raise enough money to tile four kennels. He was keen to take part, “I’m fundraising at Hope Rescue to help them raise enough money to tile 60 kennels at the centre, so the rescue dogs will have a safe, clean and warm area to eat, sleep and play” he said. “Please join me in the £166 fundraising challenge.”

Lynne Lloyd-Jones also joined in the challenge saying, “I've been volunteering for a few years now with this wonderful rescue. If I can raise any money to help that will be brilliant. At the moment the kennels have concrete floors which is not the best for paws and difficult to clean.”

If you would like to take part, you can create your own, online fundraising page here and we will be in touch to give you all the support you need.

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