Wales Volunteer Area Co-Ordinator

 

 PDWRA are looking for a Volunteer Area Co-Ordinator to manage rehoming for WALES as a part of our south West rehoming team 

The suitable candidate would have the responsibility of coordinating rehoming across Wales, managing and liaising with local volunteers, developing volunteer networks, arranging for home visits to be carried out and pugs to be collected and transported into adoptive or foster homes. Ideally we are looking for someone living within Wales but welcome all applications.

All new VACs will be fully supported, guided and mentored by our National VAC coordinator & Trainer and will work alongside other volunteer county coordinators within their region. The time commitment for the position varies and flexibility is required.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position and finding out more information, please can you email secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk and title your email as ‘Wales VAC’. You will be provided with an application form and you will also be required to submit a CV and references.

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 1ST JUNE

Yorkshire Volunteer Area Co-Ordinator

 PDWRA are looking for a Volunteer Area Co-Ordinator to manage rehoming for YORKSHIRE as a part of our North rehoming team 

The suitable candidate would have the responsibility of coordinating rehoming across the county of Yorkshire, managing and liaising with local volunteers, arranging for home visits to be carried out and pugs to be collected and transported into adoptive or foster homes. Ideally we are looking for someone living within Yorkshire with some local knowledge but welcome all applications.

All new VACs will be fully supported, guided and mentored by our National VAC coordinator & Trainer and will work alongside other volunteer county coordinators within their region. The time commitment for the position varies and flexibility is required.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position and finding out more information, please can you email secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk and title your email as ‘Yorkshire VAC’. You will be provided with an application form and you will also be required to submit a CV and references.

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 1ST JUNE

Reminder for PDWRA Adopters/Fosterers

Reminder For PDWRA Adopters/Fosterers

Please send any prescriptions that PDWRA normally cover to me either email secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk or post to Lynne Kellow, PDWRA Secretary, 21 Ullswater Close, Swindon. SN3 6LH.

Please allow plenty of time for your order to be placed and delivered.

many thanks

Lynne Kellow
PDWRA Secretary

Raising money for PDWRA with Rhian White Photography

Rhian White one of our loyal supporters and a PDWRA rescue pug owner is kindly offering to donate 10% of the costs of her photo shoots to PDWRA! Info below:

Rhian is a specialist outdoor dog photographer covering the South East of the UK and if you book a shoot or buy a gift voucher with her she will donate 10% of the shoot fee to PDWRA. Watch this video for examples of her Pug pictures.

Visit her website www.rhianwhitephotography.co.uk and use this code ‘PDWRADONATE10’ and she will donate 10% of any order to PDWRA. Follow her on facebook and Instagram Rhian White Photography for the latest Puggie pictures…

Thank you Rhian for your support!

Easy Fundraising – Help PDWRA while you shop!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association?

There are over 3,300 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, ready to give a free donation to The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association every time you shop online through easyfundraising.

It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything!

All you have to do is:
Go to: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pdwra/

Join the cause and choose from over 3,300 retailers as you do your online shopping as normal and our cause will receive a free donation at no extra cost to you for every purchase you make.

We are recruiting a new volunteer to join the PDWRA team!

 

❗ PDWRA are looking for a Volunteer Area Coordinator to manage rehoming for our East Anglia region (Area 4 – covering Cambs, Essex, Suffolk & Norfolk) 

The suitable candidate would have the responsibility of coordinating rehoming across the East Anglia region, managing and liaising with local volunteers, arranging for home visits to be carried out and pugs to be collected and transported into adoptive or foster homes.

All new VACs will be fully supported and guided by the rehoming trustees and will work alongside other volunteer county coordinators within their region. The time commitment for the position is flexible and varies but can be considered similar to that of a part time position. We welcome applicants from all over the UK as the position can be fulfilled remotely from home.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position and finding out more information, please can you email  secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk  You will be provided with an application form, voluntary role description and you will also be required to submit a CV and references.

 CLOSING DATE: Friday 13th April  

Changes to the PDWRA team!

 

Following our AGM on Sunday we have some changes to the PDWRA team to announce!
Our Chairman Alison Mount has stepped down as chair and remains a PDWRA trustee. Alison will continue to manage the PDWRA newsletter, shop and represent PDWRA on the health committee. We all thank Alison for her years of dedication and hard work and we are delighted that she remains very much a valued member of the PDWRA team. We welcome Robin Coulter our treasurer as our new chairman for PDWRA and we know he will do a fantastic job!

Our Secretary Janet Thomson is also taking her well earnt retirement and has now been appointed as a Vice President. Our most grateful thanks to Janet who has done a wonderful job and has worked very hard over the years to keep up with an increasingly demanding position as our charity has grown. We welcome Lynne Kellow our fundraiser as our new secretary and we know she will do a fantastic job too!

We have also appointed three new trustees; Lynne Kellow our new secretary, Jane McAllister who coordinates rehoming for the South West and Wales and Charlotte Hill who is a welcomed addition to our board as an acting solicitor.

We will also be saying goodbye to Debbie Symes who has done a fabulous job coordinating rehoming for the East region and our most grateful thanks to Debbie for all of the hard work she has put in – which has included fostering many PDWRA rescue pugs over the years now happily adopted with her help.

All PDWRA team members give their time generously and freely usually alongside their own jobs, families, pugs and other commitments. We certainly could not do what we do without all of the hard work of our team members past and present and all of our supporters and volunteers. So sincere thanks to everyone involved and here’s to another year of rescuing and rehoming pugs!

PDWRA at Crufts 2018

PDWRA will be at Crufts this year!

Come and meet loads of our gorgeous rescue pugs and our volunteers on Saturday, 10 March at Crufts at the NEC.

Pug hugs are available all day in Hall 3A!

Find us on the rescue stand between the Kennel Club ring and The Good Citizen Dog Scheme.  You will be able to spot our pugs in their bright green bandanas and our volunteers sporting their green PDWRA t-shirts!

Come and say hello and show your support!

You can also find the PDWRA shop selling our merchandise in Hall 4 (back right corner) by the pug breed rings 21/22.  We have lots of exclusive new merchandise to sell on the day too!

 

BARK IN THE PARK

45 years of rescuing pugs

 Our Sapphire Anniversary will be celebrated on Sunday, 8 July 2018

at Elite Venue, Dunkirk Close, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5ND

FREE ENTRY TO THE VENUE AND FREE PARKING

Grounds open at 10am, Show starts at 11am in all rings

Dog Show for all breeds in 2 rings

Special Pug Classes with beautiful Sapphire rosettes

Enter on the day, £2 per entry and all breeds welcome

 Pug Obstacle Course with prizes and rosettes

Children’s games – Lots of rosettes to be won!

Street food stands and licensed bar, stalls, super raffle, tombola and PDWRA merchandise 

Vintage catering van with Pop Up Pug Cafe 

Chairs!!  Please bring your own chairs.

BARK IN THE PARK on Sunday 8 July DA12 5ND from 10am

Email enquiries : info.barkinthepark@nullaol.co.uk

 

Remember to save your Christmas stamps for PDWRA

Please remember to save your Christmas stamps for PDWRA!  

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At the end of every quarter, the buyer weighs up all the PDWRA stamp donations and sends us a cheque which goes straight into the Association’s coffers.  The buyer is now paying us £10 per kilo, which is a really valuable source of funds for PDWRA.  So please keep on sending the stamps to our buyer at the address above, and we thank you for your continuing support.

Winter Parties : snow forces cancellations

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Thank you to the many members of the Pugs & Squishy Faced Breeds of Lowestoft group who braved the dreadful weather and came along to the Christmas Meet Up on Sunday 10 December.
A massive thank you to Claire Owen and her staff at The Waterways Tea Room, Great Yarmouth, for such a lovely welcome and yummy goodies.
The fantastic sum of £250 was raised for PDWRA!
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Sadly 2 Winter Parties this year had to be cancelled due to heavy snow.
The South Staffs Pug Club with PDWRA Christmas Pug Party at Slitting Mill and the North Herts Pugs first Pugmas Pawty at Biggleswade were both due to be held on Sunday 10 December, but the heavy snow and dangerous roads at both venues necessitated the cancellations.
Penny, Ellie and their teams are very disappointed but the safety of pugs and their people is paramount.
STOP PRESS – see North Herts Pugs FB page for details of their new party date in January 2018!
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Another big thank you to Cheshire Pugs who raised a fantastic £780 for PDWRA at their Christmas Party on 2 December.

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 It was a lovely party and good to meet some of the rescue pugs from Central Area.  Thank you everyone for coming and supporting PDWRA.

Photos by Kelly Rawlins

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A massive thank you to Jakki, Dave and the Manchester Pug Thing – a newly formed meet up group of around 8 weeks – they had their Christmas Party on 3 December and raised a staggering £1687.10 for PDWRA!

Here are Jakki and Dave presenting Andrea Slater, PDWRA Trustee, with the cheque.

MPT

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