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Charity Shop News

Our intention has always been to do a complete refurbishment of our charity shop in Pontypridd. We are delighted to say that we have just had some good news – we have been successful with our grant applications for the work. In total we have been awarded £138,192 from Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC Pontypridd Townscape Enhancement Programme and the Welsh Church Act Fund.

Time to Celebrate and Say Thank You

We are pleasesd to announce that we have now broken through the £10,000 mark for our Rescue Centre Appeal.

The Justgiving appeal, offline donations and the Crowdfunder combined total now stands at £10,152.88. We still have a number of Hope Heroes and organisations busy fundraising, special events organised such as a pop-up shop in Caldicot, the current online auction and a soon-to be-launched raffle.

Four New Trustees Join Hope Rescue

We are pleased to announce the appointment of four new Hope Rescue Trustees, who are all based in South Wales, and who join our existing Board of Vanessa Waddon, Paula Rowe and Kate Needham. As many of you will know, this is a very exciting time for us as we embark on our first major capital project, buying our very own rescue centre. The new Trustees will play a key role in delivering this project, and also in shaping our future strategic direction.

Have Your Say

We will shortly be refurbishing our charity shop in Pontypridd, which will include a dog friendly coffee shop, pending a decision on grant funding. As part of this we need to gauge local opinion on its current use, our future plans and how you think we can improve.

We are also keen to find out whether there is interest in some exciting new community activities we have planned, including craft and baking workshops and craft and natter groups.

Looking For Hope Heroes

Could you be a "Hope Hero" and help raise funds for our new rescue centre?

We are looking for individuals or groups that can raise £100 or more for our Rescue Centre Appeal. The Appeal is raising funds towards the exciting purchase of our new Rescue Centre in Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales which will transform the lives of our rescue dogs.

Meet Penny - Just One of the Heartbreaking Reasons We Are Needed

We received a call last week from a worried member of the public about Penny, an underweight 11 year old Labrador-cross with a skin condition, flea infestation and overgrown claws. Penny is now safe in our care and getting the vet treatment and TLC she so desperately needs. She is thriving in a fabulous foster home and despite her poor condition, is showing what a loving and sweet girl she is. 

A Barking Mad Bank Holiday

This bank holiday was a very busy one with two shows in quick succession – Bedwellty on Saturday and then Barking Mad on Bank Holiday Monday. We are so very grateful for everyone who came along to show their support for us and the work we do. A huge thank you to everyone for all their hard work in making both shows such great successes.

Barking Mad is our annual fun dog show and this year it was bigger and better than ever before. The crowds queuing up to get in were unbelievable and the class entries were incredible – our two judges certainly had their work cut out for them.

Barking Mad 2016 - Monday 29 August

It’s that time of year again when our annual Barking Mad Dog Show is here. This year will be bigger and better than ever before, with stalls, displays and activities for all the family.

We've got a bouncy castle, face painting and balloon modelling for the kids, trade and charity stalls, displays, our delicious doggy deli and human vegan cakes, free microchipping by our friends from the Dogs Trust, raffles and competitions, and much, much more.

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