June's 2013 Garden Party at Honeycomb Leaze was a successful event in GPTR's calendar. The weather was sunny and warm and the rain stayed away - as ordered.
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 and spent. A special thank you for the donations received. The money raised all goes to fund our work in caring for ex-racing dogs and finding suitable retirement homes for them.
Thank you to the people who made the party a success by their presence and to those who donated goods for sale and goodies for sale and eating; thank you to the workers who organised the logistics of the stalls and equipment and keeping everyone fed and watered with delicious food and drinks.
Special thanks go to June for opening her garden to us and her love of and concern for dogs.
This year there isn't a slideshow of the lovely dogs and their people who attended the party. Just a few pictures of the general hubbub!