Junes 2009 Garden Party at Honeycombe Leaze was a successful event in GPTR's calendar. The weather threatened but the rain held off until very late on and so proceedings were not unduly affected.
Although the reason for the event was a social gathering of GPTR friends and supporters there were stalls for raffle, bric-a-brac, and dog goodies - and a variety of other ways of loosening your purse strings on behalf of the work involved in dog rescue and homing. Consequently there was a healthy mix of greeting old friends, making new friends, chatting, eating and drinking, relaxing, admiring each others' dogs, and buying.
Thank you to those who came, gave and spent.
Thank you to the people who made the party a success by their presence and to those who donated goods and plants for sale and goodies for sale and eating; thank you to the workers who organised the logistics of the stalls and equipment; thank you to Chris, Nikki, and Derry for their success in keeping everyone fed and watered with delicious food and drinks.
See also images 17, 18 & 20 in the slide show below
One feature which did great business was Shirley's Nail Cutting Service .
An important aspect of the service was the trance-like state of the dogs that enabled her to work softly and efficiently. The magic was wrought by husband Mick who charmed a dog so well that some people used the service just to see the spell working. See, right, Meg having her nails cut whilst in transported heaven!
Special thanks go to June for opening her garden to us and her love of and concern for dogs.
Fairford Festival Presentations
Mr Graham Young and the Trustees of Fairford Town charity presented six packs of essential items with which each GPTR greyhound is homed.
The Fairford Town Council raise monies from their annual Festival and part of the profits are distributed to charities operating around Fairford.
Mr Young presenting the kits to Anthony Elliott with, L to R, Valerie Anyamene and Liz Hope of Fairford Town, June Brooke, Shirley Mason, Chris Marsden (kneeling), and Mary Clarke of GPTR.
See also images 12 & 13 in the slide show below
They kindly donated £100 to GPTR and we were able to purchase 6 kits, each of a house collar, a walking out collar and lead, and a muzzle. One of the kits is being presented, left.
Mr Young then presented GPTR's Chairperson, Mr Anthony Elliott, with a surprise cheque for another
£100 which will be used for more rehoming kits.
Thank you to Mr Young and his team for their very valued support of our charity.
The slideshow below shows only some of the beautiful dogs (and people) at the party.
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See some of the action :