The Pug Breed Stand in Discover Dogs – BEST OVERALL STAND!
Well done and thank you to everyone who helped on the Discover Dogs Stand at Crufts over the 4 days of the show.
A mix of show, pet and PDWRA people helped by bringing their lovely dogs along to represent the breed. Lots of people came to visit the Stand and enjoyed interacting with the Pugs, getting information about the breed and generally talking Pug!
The icing on the cake was for the Stand to be awarded ⭐ BEST OVERALL STAND ⭐ which is a great achievement! Well done to Alex Hill who set up and closed down each day.
The North East UK Christmas Party on 1 December made a profit of £1004.25 for our pugs in need!
Thank you to everyone who supported us – our vets bills for November alone have already reached £12,451 so this will help significantly.
Huge thanks to Lorraine Callaghan who raised an extraordinary amount of £5,030 over just 12 weeks!
Lorraine did several weekly challenges, each one was for 7 days, and everything cost £7.
Challenges included: ironing, hair cuts and blow dries, washing cars, and walking 7 miles a day for 7 days!
As if that wasn’t enough, Lorraine then held events like a silent auction night, selling goods (Halloween and Baby Pugs – of the stuffed variety), raffles, a pamper day with afternoon tea, facials and pedicures!
Lorraine also has her own grumble of 5 pugs, aged between 4 and 13, one of which is a rescue.
What an inspiration all our supporters are – thank you from all the pugs in need.
Some of the PDWRA team at Discover Dogs yesterday –
and they’re back again today!
Huge thanks to all our volunteers and helpers (and their pugs) who have given up their weekend to promote our Charity.
We couldn’t do what we do, without you.
There are more than 280 pugs on the Rehoming Register already in 2018.
On behalf of all of us at PDWRA, an enormous thank you to everyone who took part in our very special 45th anniversary walks and events. The response has been amazing.
This is a fantastic amount and will go towards helping many pugs in need!
A big thank you from all of the trustees to Walter, Fatty and all of their humans who helped to organise the big wedding on Sunday at the WPPDC Sandbach Garden Party in aid of PDWRA.
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!