We wanted to take this opportunity to share the most amazing news. The team has been working tirelessly behind the scenes on the Rescue Centre project and we can at last tell you that we have done it - Hope Rescue is buying its very own rescue centre!
Our main mortgage application with Charity Bank has been approved. Our loan application to the WCVA Communities Investment Fund has been approved, and will bridge the gap pending a decision on grant/loan funding from the WCVA Social Business Growth Fund. This means we now have 100% funding for the project and are working towards completion of the purchase.
But the good news doesn't stop there. Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC have approved the transfer of their stray dog kennelling service to Hope Rescue, ensuring that once the Council-owned Dinas Pound closes, a stray dog facility will remain within RCT including an enhanced 24 hour reception service for strays.
Do you want to hear even more good news? Our wonderful supporters have raised an incredible total of just over £21,000 towards the purchase - what an amazing amount in just 14 weeks and we are truly humbled by the generous donations and fundraising. Our initial target was £100,000 - an ambitious target that we did not dream we would hit. But we can now reveal that thanks to an outstanding donation of £100,000 from one of our amazing adopters we have totally smashed it! Words cannot express how very grateful we are to them for their belief in our work, and to each and every supporter for every £1 donated and raised through fundraising events and donations. Our dream is now a reality and we could not have done it with you all.
Whatever your role with Hope Rescue, no matter how much time you give, how much you donate, or how many times you share our posts, your hard work, support and dedication to homeless dogs is recognised and appreciated by us every single day. You have all played a part in helping many wonderful dogs move forward to their new lives and happy homes.
Thank you, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, may it bring you everything you deserve and more.