Many of you probably know by now that I have been doing volunteer work for Three Counties Dog Rescue which is a local charity. I help once a month to man the stall on Peterborough market where they sell all manner of stuff that has been donated to them. I also help out when they have "tin shaking" days. This is generally a 2 hour stint outside a supermarket with a collection tin. On top of that I am working at the kennels for around 5-6 hours on a Saturday. It is heart breaking work.
They take in dogs and try to re-home them. They are a "No kill" shelter. Many of the dogs come from very sad circumstances and have been treated with unbelievable cruelty. They work very hard with the ones who are simply too petrified to even lift their heads. Believe me when I tell you that if you could see just one of them your heart would melt.
As a life long dog lover it is heart breaking for me to be working with them but I am doing it in the hope that I can make a difference.
You can see the Three Counties Website here: Three Counties Dog Rescue They currently have 65 dogs and 13 Cats. Yes cats. The RSPCA in the UK will no longer take in cats so when the dog rescue are occasionally asked to re-home a cat..... they take them in and do their best.
This years costs to keep the Rescue going will be in excess of £150,000. Three Counties is a registered charity and 100% of every last penny donated goes to the care of the dogs. All workers are volunteers and receive absolutely no money.
Here is where I unashamedly do the begging part!
My eldest daughter Coralie is cycling 100km around the hills of the Isle of Wight on the 2nd of December to raise money for Three Counties.
If you can possibly spare even £1 or $1 to sponsor Coralie on her bike ride, myself, the other volunteers and all the doggies would be extremely grateful. If you are unable, or simply do not wish to donate, Coralie has asked that you say your prayers for good weather. She doesn't want to be cycling in the wind and rain and she definitely doesn't need snow!
The link to her online Just Giving page is here: Just Giving - CORALIE-HUSON
I offer no apologies for this post and I hope no one is offended by it, but if you could just see what I have seen you would understand why I am asking.