We are so thrilled with the response that the National Military Working Dogs Memorial Charity receievd at Crufts 2019! The NMWDM were invited to take part in Crufts by The Kennel Club which gave us the much needed opportunity to educate people about military dogs, what the do and the need to honour them. We were also able to raise funds towards the build of the memorial, with great success!
We raised £2031.00 in notes and small change and received £452.75 via card payments, totalling £2483.75p. However, John Rakestraw (North Wales Van Sales) with his wife (a dog groomer) visited the stand when we were there. They promised to call into the Pet Cemetery with a donation after Crufts. John indeed called in on Friday and dropped of a cheque for £2,000!!!
This means that the total raised at Crufts 2019 to a whopping £4483.75!!! Well done everyone and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
We want to say a huge thank you to all those that made exhibiting at Crufts possible! Our huge heartfelt thanks to George Henry Morgan’s family who we dedicated the stand to. We would also like to thank Rita and Neil from The Kennel Club.
It was great to be supported by our patrons. Jaqueline Hurley, artist, was on the stand on Thursday raising money. She was possibly the best bucket shaker around!! Jaqui also some signed prints which were sold and raised extra money on the day. Isabel George, author, covered the whole weekend and brought some books to sign. Several were signed and sold on the day raising extra cash!
A special thank you to Dawn and David who drove all the way from Scotland and spent the weekend fundraising! They also arranged the visit of Yvette & Tease last years’ Crufts winner to the stand which generated a lot of interest and bucket donations.
Iain Henderson travelled up from Cornwall an worked all day on the floor, likewise Phil & Ann came from Dorset to support us.
Elaine Cook came from Lincoln and worked the day on the Thursday collecting and making vital contacts with the RAF Police Dog Display Team. She then drove to Brize Norton and then returned on Sunday.
Also a very big thank you to our local collection team Marilys, Stacey, Laura & Becky for your efforts especially to Laura who travelled to Birmingham back to North Wales twice to give lifts!!