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We are now registered with Amazon Smile!

So now you can help support the charity whenever you buy something through Amazon.

To nominate PDWRA as your chosen charity for Amazon Smile all you have to do is go to the website, search for The Pug Dog Welfare & Rescue Association and click select. It’s very easy to do, minimal effort and Amazon will donate a small percentage to the charity with every purchase.

Make sure to always do your shopping with Amazon through the link below:

➡  smile.amazon.co.uk  

PDWRA’s President – Wendy Tudor-Morgan

 

Many of you may know Wendy Tudor-Morgan, PDWRA’s President and a friend to many!

Wendy has decided to take off her President’s hat and retire from her work here at PDWRA. All of us here will miss her, although Wendy will always help and support Pug Welfare, and we hope that she will enjoy her well earned retirement from rescue!

Wendy first became involved with Pug Welfare in the early 2000s and became a trustee in 2008. Wendy served as chairman of PDWRA in 2011 and following from that became our president. Wendy adored her PDWRA rescues; Holly, Bolli and love of her life, Billy (pictured).

A very special lady and we wish her all the best 💐

Alison Mount has become PDWRA’s new President.

Important notice for our Friends of Welfare members!

Hello to all our Friends Of Welfare!

You will have received your Summer newsletter by now and noticed that we have asked you to complete a slip so that we comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.

Please either post your slip back to me to:

PDWRA Secretary
21 Ullswater Close, Swindon, SN3 6LH.

Or you can scan and email it to me at
secretary@nullpugwelfare-rescue.org.uk

Please not that if you have volunteered to help us, you may also be contacted by one of Area Coordinators who are:

Emma Coutts – Scotland
Jacqui Robinson – Northern Ireland
Jackie Ward & Jo Smith – North
Andrea Slater & Kelly Rawlins – Central
Dee Keanu – East Midlands
Faye Burke & Claire Butler – Eat Angelia
Yasmin Tompkins & Natalie Cerrone – South
Jo Rochfort & Deb Lunnon – South East
Jane Macallister & Maureen Lee – West & Wales

If anyone has any questions, please email me as above or call 01793 614143.

Many thanks

Lynne Kellow
PDWRA Secretary

PDWRA’s Mega Auction!

 PDWRA MEGA AUCTION NOW OPEN! 

 Head over to our PDWRA Mega Auction as we have so many amazing items being auctioned, raffled and prizes to be won! 

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/242845766241493/ 

You don’t want to miss out on the unique and wonderful ‘Pugamons’ and lots of fun and games all to raise money for PDWRA.

If you have something you’d like to auction or raffle yourself please do join the group and help our cause!

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

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!

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.

Fostering a pug for PDWRA

Please visit the Adoption & Fostering section here on our website, where an application form to foster a pug for PDWRA is now available for you to complete online.

We would ask you to please read through carefully the notes which accompany the online form, before you complete and send the form to us.