Many Tears are extremely grateful for any fund raising, donations, volunteers who come to help. Some of those who have helped our animals are listed below with our thanks. If you would like something listed on this page, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20-01-18 THANKS MRS BROWN!
Enormous thanks to Andrew Curry for raising us a fantastic £580 by delivering Sainsbury’s food dressed up as Mrs Brown!! What a wonderful way to fundraise and we think you look amazing! Thank you for all your support.
17-01-18 ADMIRAL CARDIFF
Enormous thanks to Charlotte and all the lovely staff at Admiral Cardiff Customer Services department who have been busy fundraising for us and have raised a fantastic £617.00! Thank you so much for all your support
16-01-18 ESSEX WIRE RECYCLING
We would like to thank Graham Galley for recycling household wire and the brass from the plugs, which so many friends and family give him. He has sent us a Cheque for £104.30. A good bit of recycling from one and all.
16-01-18 ANDROULLA AND VIVIEN
Enormous thanks to Androulla Antoniou and Vivien Vardy Smith who have raised another £390 together, making a whopping total of £740 towards the Gift of Sight for Durna. We are so grateful for your support ladies, it is only through such love, dedication and commitment thhat we are able to continue.
13-01-2018 LIDIA MISTOR
A huge thank you to a very special lady named Lidia Mistor who is a Vet from Godlming. She has come voluntarily to spay and neuter for us.
She told Sylvia it was good for the soul
At her home in Godlming she runs a mobile vet clinic called Mobile Vet Care
In Romania she started a free spay neuter clinic with two other vets...
Now 5 years later the clinic still runs , but now there are 9 vets all funded by a kind German lady and together they make such a difference.
Thank you Lidia you truly are a dogs angel x
11-01-18 CYLCH HWYL A GWAITH KNITTING CLUB
Massive thanks, diolch yn fawr i Cylch Hwyl a Gwaith Knitting Club who have donated £155 to us today. Thank you so much for all your support.
05-01-18 LUCY BRADBURY
A belated thank you to Lucy Bradbury who raised £509.86 for her Sober November and 100 mile run! We are very grateful for Lucy's support and to everyone who sponsored her for these events.
03-01-18 ANGHARAD WHITFIELD
We have received another payment of £120 from Angharad from further sales of the Marmalade Puppy knitting kit she designed to raise money for us. Warmest Wishes to you (and the dogs & cats!) Addy Gift Horse Knitting Kits www.gifthorsekits.co.uk
02-01-18 IRIS FRANKLIN
We would like to thank Iris Franklin for her continued support for the dogs and for the £50.00 donation we have just received. Every penny counts this time of the year with the extra heating bills so we are very grateful to Iris for her support.
02-01-18 THE DOGGY LOTTERY
A massive thank you to Jane whittaker who runs the Doggy Lottery on Facebook. This month Many Tears was one of the nominated rescues to benefit from the proceeds and it was the best month they had ever had. Many Tears received £480.19. The prize was £402 and the remainder was divided between 7 other dog rescues that people voted for. We are delighted to be part of this and hope to do it again soon.
31-12-17 TO EVERYONE FROM SYLVIA
You all deserve more than this but I just don’t have the time to write to the thousands who have kept this place going this year. Your support, love and kindness amazes me.THANK YOU for making Many Tears the place it is. You are all WONDEWRFUL!!!!
31-12-17 WENDY OSBOURNE & FAMILY
A big thank you to Wendy Osbourne for all these lovely donations and also for her and her families help over the last couple of days. We hope they enjoyed it and really appreciate them giving their help especially as this busy time of year.
29-12-17 BEDDING AND OUR CHRISTMAS ELF TERRY
Enormous thanks to all those who have responded to our plea for bedding. Our suporters, friends and adopters have pulled out al the stops, arriving at the rescue with armfuls of bedding or even ordering new bedding for the dogs online to be delivered to us. Here is an example of what has arrived with us today and as you can see Sylvias dog Truly Scrumptious is very impressed! Our wonderful Christms Elf Terry has been busily converting large duvets to smaller sized dog beds and will help the staff and volunteers ensure that the dogs in our care are comfortable and warm in their kennels tonight.
Thank you so much, we are so touched by your generosity, kindness and support
29-12-17 VOLUNTEER GROOMERS
We would like to say a massive thank you to this wonderful team of groomers who volunteered their time and expertise for us. They worked tirelessly together to help the dogs feel much more comfortable and look so glam and beautiful!
29-12-16 SALLY TALBOT
Our thanks to Sally Talbot who sent us £60 from her Winter Fayre in memory of Harry who very sadly went to Rainbow Bridge on the 13th December.
28-12-17 LOUISE HARVEY
A huge thank you to Louise Harvey, a very kind vet who so kindly gave up her Christmas to come and spay and neuter dogs for us. This was a tremendous help and enabled us to get our dogs into their new homes or foster homes much more quickly.
26-12-17 JAN & KATH
Our thank to Jan & Kath from St Mary's Church who have kindly made some lovely dog jumpers for our dogs. These will help keep them warm over the winter months and we are very grateful to them for their kindness.
24-12-17 GRACE COTTAGES
A huge thank you to Pat & Richard Priestly the owners of Grace Cottages. They have sent £3,602 which they have raised by donating 10% of all bookings to Many Tears. They make donations to Many Tears throughout the year as we are very grateful for their support.
They have some beautiful dog friendly holiday cottages so have a look at the website and book you and your dogs a lovely holiday!
23-12-17 WEST COUNTRY BEAGLES UK
A big thank you to Westcountry Beagles UK who very kindly donated £343.50 to Many Tears. This was raised by all the members who attended their Christmas Beagle meet this month as we are very gratefl to every one of them.
23-12-17 MELANIE JONES
A big thank you to Melanie Jones who came to visit us today after being very ill this year. She brought with her some lovely donations for the dogs and we are so grateful to her and wish her well in the future.
21-12-17 LILY'S BARN, CHIPPENHAM VIADUCT REPTILE RESCUE & THE BRISTOL BUDDIES
Our thanks for the lovely donations of food, toys, treats from customers and staff Lily's Barn along with Chippenham Viaduct Reptile Rescue who provide a drop off point for MT Bristol Buddies for bedding etc.
The Bristol Buddies Christmas Fayre raised a wonderful £1, 576.76 which will be used to to buy passports as well as 2 sets of clippers plus extra blades and 4 kongs for the dogs.
21-12-17 DONNA CRONK
Our thanks to Donna Cronk for her very kind donation of £110 to the dogs at Many Tears.
20-12-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
A really massive thank you to Viv Vardy-Smith who has just transferred £209.46 for a last minute Facebook auction as she knows how desperate we are for funds. This year Viv and her team have raised £16,070 and we are so graeful to everyone who takes part in this. We know there are those who make some wonderful things to be auctioned and all the people out there who bid for them. Thank you all.
20-12-17 MAGIC ROUNDABOUT PRE SCHOOL
A huge thank you to the Magic Roundabout Pre School who raised £150 from their nativity play. We are very grateful to Susan Aldred who organised this and to all the parents who donated. We are so grateful to them for their support.
20-12-17 BEAUTIFUL JOES
Huge thanks again to Beautiful Joes for all your continued support throught the year. We have received another donatiion of liver treats which the dogs really love. Beautiful Joes sends us regular donations for the dogs as well as offering to donate treats on the request of their customers as part of their charitable ethos of " You buy one, We give one". They even helped to sponsor our 2018 calendar which has prove so popular we have sold out!
So THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for everything do we are so grateful
20-12-17 RUNNYMEAD HILL VETERINARY HOSPITAL
Our thanks to Pets1st, Runnymede Hill Veterinary Hospital who have donated £268.13 which they raised from the sale of knitted jumpers along with some lovely treats and food for our dogs. We are very grateful for the support.
19-12-17 TINA & HAROLD
Tina and Harold in Swansea for their very dind donation of £200.
16-12-17 GLENDA FRY
Our thanks to Glenda who started the Friends of Many Tears. She has just transferred £1400 from people who still support us via her Friends account. We are extremely grateful to everyone who continues to do this and to Glenda for manging it.
16-12-17 THE INNOCENT HOUND COMPANY
Enormous thanks to The Innocent Hound company who have sent us a fantastic donation of their wonderful dog treats
Thank you so much we are so grateful for your support and the dogs love the treats!
15-12-17 JESS MEAD AND HER MUM
Jess and her Mum ran the Cardiff Half Marathon and raised a wonderful £485! Well done we are so grateful for all your support and very proud of your hard work!!
15-12-17 SWATI, AMAR AND BELLA BICHON
We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful friends and supporters Swati, Amar and Bella the Bichon for their wonderful donation towards Pickles operation and the passport fund. We really are so grateful for everything you do and for the help towards such life saving operations which mean literally everything for dogs like Pickles.
Our thanks to the Lintbells Team for their wonderful donations.
13-12-17 Junction 18
We would like to say a huge thank you to Junction 18 for the wonderful donations we received today. we are so very grateful for all your support
12-12-17 VIVS MANY TEARS AWARENESS AUCTION
11-12-17 MANY PENNIE JARS
A HUGE thank you to everyone on the MT forum who where so kind and generous thinking about helping our dogs all year round by putting their spare change into their MANY PENNY JARS to help the dogs at the centre over Christmas and New Year. The grand total was £1,517.82 and we must say a special thanks to Glenda who organises all this. Sylvia is so grateful as so many dogs have been needing her help and Many Tears to save them and help find their forever homes. We would like to also thank members for adding their names to the list and starting a new jar for 2018.
11-12-17 OUR THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR PASSPORT DONATIONS
£250 from ACS Specialist cleaning
£50 from South Western Yorkshire Terrier Club
£70 Mr & Mrs Riden
We are so very grateful for their support toward the costs of passports and this will help us save many more lives.
11-12-17 AUDREY GORMALLY
Our thanks once again to Audrey who has sent us £77 from the proceeds of a tombola stall she held at Greenslate Farm in Billinge. We are so grateful for her continued support for our Gift of Sight Fund which is where this donation will go.
10-12-17 MT FUNDRAISING FACEBOOK PAGE
Our thanks to the Facebook MT Fundraising Page who held a mini event just before Chirstmas and raised a wonderful £963.41. They have sponsor a kennel for a year and given £150 to GoS, £150 to Broken hearts and the other £303.41 to general funds. We are so very grateful to everyone who took part - thank you.
09-12-17 THANK YOU GROOMERS!
Huge thanks to our lovely volunteer groomers who have come to help us mke our new arrivals feel more comfortable. This makes such a massive difference to the dogs and as you can see by the photo many of the dogs really appreciate the close human touch and love every moment of their time with these special people. Thank you so much
08-12-17 LES HARRISON & DIANE ASPEN
Huge thanks to Les Harrison & Diane Aspen who drove all the way from Yorkshire with donations for the dogs! Thank you so much for your support.
07-12-17 LYNN BURNELL
Our thanks to Lynn who works so hard running Lilly Lotto to raise funds for the rescue along with selling her backpacksto help the dogs at Many Tears, We have just recevied £2,000 from Lilly's Lotto along with another £100 which the prize winners have so kindly donated back, together with £226 from the sale of backpacks. Our thanks as always to Lynn and her helper Tilly & Twigs
07-12-17 FABULOUS ESSEX FUNDRAISERS
have been busy raising funds at fetes, dog shows, Christmas bazaars and events in and around South Woodham Ferrers and have managed to raise a further £1,300 this season.
07-12-17 Richard Cooper and Leanne Isaac from the DVLA
A HUGE Thank you to Richard Cooper and Leanne Isaac from the DVLA who brought down lots of amazing donations for the dogs. Thank you to everyone who was involved in collecting together these wonderful goodies!
06-12-17 THE BARLEY MOW PUB IN WEST HORSLEY
Our thanks to the Barley Mow pub in West Horsley who held a Christmas Dog Jumper competition and raised £100 for the dogs at Many Tears. Thank you to everyone who took part and we and the dogs are very grateful for your support.
06-12-17 ANNIE SMITH
Our thanks to Annie Smith who held a draw for a pet portrait and raised a wonderful £1105 for Many Tears. We are so grateful to everyone who took part in this and what an amazing amount was raised.
06-12-17 LONGLEAT CENTRE PARCS
Our thanks to the Houskeeping Department of Longleat Centre Parcs for their continued support and supply of duvets and curtains to make dogs beds to sell and for the dogs in the rescue centre. This is very gratefully received and we really appreciate their kindness.
05-12-17 DEENA SANDELL
Our thanks to Deena Sandell who organised and fund raised to get these blankets. We are always in need of bedding and we very grateful for these lovely blankets to help keep the dogs warm on these cold nights.
A big thank you to Debi for her very kind donations and the time she has given up to come and work with us. We are so very grateful to Debi and people like her who give up their time to come and volunteer and who bring some wonderful donations to help keep us running, so if you would like to spend some time helping with the dogs please email email@example.com and let us know!
02-12-17 Chris & Susan Andrew
We would like to say a huge thank you to Chris & Susan Andrew for ordering an Oster Clipper Blade from our Amazon Wishlist for us. We have tried to trace your address on our database but sadly we haven't managed to find you to be able to thank you personally.
We were in desperate need of a new clipper blade to help our dogs feel more comfortable and so we are so grateful for all your support.
30-11-17 MRS TWIDELL
A huge thank you to Mrs Twidell who raised £150 for Many Tears by doing a skydive. What a brave lady and we are very grateful to everyone who sponsored her.
30-11-17 PAELO RIDGE
Our thanks to Paelo Ridge who sent us some of their dog food for our dogs at the rescue. We are always grateful for donations of food and we are very pleased they thought of us and sent this.
30-11-17 CAVACHONS UK FB
Our thanks to Cavachons UK facebook group who raised £300 from the sale of their calendar and donated this to Many Tears. We are very grateful for their support.
29-11-17 MICHELE, SARAH, KAREN & BECKY
A huge thank you to Laura, Michele, Sarah, Karen, and Becky from Small Paws FB Group and Polka Dot Designer Tots who donated £807.83 from funds they raised for the dogs at Many Tears. Our thanks extends to everyone who helped raise this - we are so grateful for your support.
27-11-17 SWANSEA STREET COLLECTION
The Friends of MTAR Volunteers took to the streets on Sunday, 26th November to be enthusiastically greeted by the wonderful shoppers of Swansea. So many came to talk and to donate. With their help, and with volunteers also donating, and their friends and families donating too, we managed to raise £776. It wasn't a busy day so that just goes to show how generous Swansea folk are! Thank you to all involved and in particular to our patient dogs - without them we wouldn't stand out in a crowd and would not attract the donations the dogs do.
Huge thanks to Verona who always brings towels/blankets to us for the centre. We are all so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be a Guardian to an ex-MTAR dog, and that's our "why?" for banding together as a team to not only raise funds but also awareness of the plight of the homeless dog. God Bless every dog looking for a forever home this Christmas.
A bug thank you to Leighton and his supporters for once again donating so many things to the rescue. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.
26-11-17 THE HAMPTONS
Thank you to the Hamptons and Grace Hatherall, Elene Yougn, Isabel Wing, Molly Ware, Xantia Hoborough, for donating all of the items for the dogs. What a wonderful amount they collected and we are very grateful.
26-11-17 AUDREY GORMALLY
Our thanks to Audrey Gormally who raised £75 for the Gift of Sight fund from the tombola she held at a Fun Dog Show in Westhaughton.
26-11-17 MANY TEARS CHRISTMAS FAYRE
The friends, supporters and staff of Many Tears held our traditional Christmas Fayre at Tumble Hall in Carmarthenshire on Saturday 18th November. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who helped us with the organisation, those who donated items, manned stalls, played music, baked goods and made the most beautiful craft items - MTAR is truly blessed to have such talented and kind hearted supporters, many of whom travelled long distances to be with us and who were so enthusiastic and so generous. With everyone's help, we raised a wonderful £9,056 (and growing).
Finally, we would like to extend a special thank you Llannon Community Council, the wonderful Mandy Owen and her staff at Tumble Hall who gave us such huge support throughout the day and evening. See you next year!
25-11-17 USED STAMPS
The total sum raised this year from our wonderful supporter Lynn collecting all your used stamps is £1057! This is fantastic and we are very grateful to Lynn for all her dedication and hours spent collecting and trimming stmps.
If you would like to donate used stamps please forward them to the Rescue and we can pass them on to Lynn.
Huge heartfelt thanks to Beryl our lovely supporter who makes our cards for us. All year roud Beryl is busy making handmade thank you cards,Christmas cards plus many other kinds of beautiful cards. These cards are so important to us as they enable us to thank people personally who have made a donation, written to us etc and we are grateful for every single one she makes.
Thank you so much
22-11-17 JAZZY DOG GROOMERS
A big thank you to Jazzy Dog Groomers Helen, Lisa and Emma for giving up their time and making our dogs look so lovely. This is such a lovely thing to do and helps our dogs find homes.
22-11-2017 MT FACEBOOK AUCTION
Our thanks to Sharon Gray and Sasha Ball who ran the Many Tears Facebook Auction while Viv was away. They raised £658.50 and this was split as £250 for passports and £408.50 general funds. As always we thank everyone involved and including those who bought and donated items.
21-11-17 ALISON DAVIES & COUNTRY STORES
We would like to say a huge thank you to Country Stores in Gowerton for the wonderful donation of dog food. Our supporter Alison Davies raised the funds to be able to do this. Thank you so much !
21-11-17 JAZZY DOG GROOMERS
Huge thanks to the Jazzy Dog Groomers Helen Jarrett, Lisa Jenkins and Emma Williams seen here with Mozaik the Bichon Frise after his pampering session. These wonderful ladies braved the rain and grey skies to come and bathe and groom our new arrivals to help them feel much more comfortable and smell sweeter! Thank you so much for all your hard work
20-11-17 PAUL & MARCIA DRESSLER
A big thank you to Paul and Marcia Dressler who have handmade and donated craft items to be sold on Viv's Many Tears Awareness Auction Page. The amount raised due their kindness is £94.00 during that past 3 months. A fantastic amount and we are very grateful for your support
15-11-17 MT SUPPORTERS & FUNDRAISING PAGE
Our thanks to the Many Tears Supporters and Fundraising Facebook Page who have £1763.33 at their last craft event. They have sponsored a kennel for a year and added £400 to the Gift of Sight Fund and £400 to the Broken Heart Fund. The remaining £603.33 went to general funds. We are so grateful to everyone involved with this - it's a wonderful amount to have raised and we really appreciate the support.
15-11-17 PALEO RIDGE DOG FOOD
Big thank you to all the team at Paleo dog food for sending us regular donations of their food. We are thrilled to receive this and the dogs have given us the big paws up! Thank you so much for your support www.paleoridgeraw.uk
11-11-17 - MIKE POLLARD
In July.. I took on the challenge of an Ultra Race around the North Wales Coastal Path. I managed to complete 72 miles in just under 24 hours. However I unfortunately struggled with severe blisters due to the difficult conditions but the potential sponsorship inspired me to keep going for such a worthy cause. Having adopted a Beagle from MTAR in 2015 I was never going to give up and I was able to raise £1400 in the process. Beattie (was Raven) the Beagle is now loving life running free in the Forests and on the beaches of Snowdonia. I recently visited the rescue and was able to see the excellent work being done by Sylvia and her great Team. Thank you again for rescuing Beattie and allowing us to bring much needed love and happiness to her life. 2 years ago when we rescued her she wouldn't even look me in the eye but today she jumps up on the sofa next to me and loves nothing more than a cuddle and a belly rub!!
08-11-17 WENDY WHITING & SANDRA CUNNINGTON
Our thanks to Wendy Whiting and Sandra Cunnington for raising £232 for a sponsored walk they organised and completed in October. We are very grateful to them and everyone who took part.
06-11-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
Viv held yet another wonderful auction on 01.11.17 and raised £750.00 split between Gift of Sight £200.00, Broken Heart £100.00, Passport £100.00 and £350.00 General Funds.
Our special thanks to Sash Ball, Paula Williamsons, Linda Galley and Glenda & David Foster and the many many more people donating, bidding, popping extra items in and the donaters who add the postage into the total. Viv and we are overwhelmed with peoples kindness. The total Viv's auctions have raised so far is £13,453.36 and we couldn't be more grateful.
Our thanks to Lintbells for their very kind donations of all their products pictured. This will certainly help some of our dogs and we are very grateful.
06-11-17 RUNNMEDE VET HOSPITAL
Our thanks to Runnymede Vets Hospital, Egham and Sunningdale branches who raised £230 by selling some lovely knitted coats for donations. We are very grateful to them and everyone who bought them to keep their dogs warm this winter.
02-11-17 BUSH HOUSE VETERINARY GROUP
Our thanks go to Bush House Veterinary Group and customers who have donated £32.22 from the Collection Tins in the 4 branches.
02-11-17 GRAHAM GALLEY
A thank you to Graham Galley for sending in a cheque for £200.00 for his efforts selling on Gumtree and the end of season Boot Sale. Also a big thank you to Androulla and Jordon for their constant supply of goods to sell on Gumtree, our main source of funds raised.
29-10-17 SUZANNE & RACHAEL
A huge thank you to Suzanne the vet and Rachael her vet nurse who gave up their weekend to work at Many Tears and had to give up their Saturday night too to save the life of a pup who decided to stay in the comfort of mum's tummy and had to come out via a c-section. They worked cheerfully and efficiently till well after 9 at night.
Thank you with all my heart
23-10-17 A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
Our thanks to Christine one of our supporters and the stranger who very kindly left an envelop with £10 inside on her car with a note that said it was to be used to provide tea & coffee for the volunteers & staff at Many Tears. What a lovely and very kind thing to do. So whoever you are we all say thank you!
23-10-17 AUDREY GORMALLY
Our thanks to Audrey Gormally who raised £93 for the Gift of Sight from a tombola stall she held. We are very grateful for her support.
23-10-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
Out thanks again to Viv and everyone who helps her with donation and bids on her items. This month she has made £650.00 for the dogs at Many Tears which has been split as £150.00 for the Broken Heart Fund, £150.00 for Gift of Sight, £100.00 fo passports and £250.00 general funds. Our heartfelt thanks to you all.
Our thanks to Jared at Teespring who has set up a t-shirt store with Lucy Watson who has kindly offered to donate 10% of her profits to a range of charities & rescues. So far she has raised £64.10 for Many Tears Animal Rescue. We are very grateful for their support.
19-10-17 JULIE LEWIS
It's lovely for the dogs to get treats from visitors but it is also nice when the staff get treated for their hard work! Our thanks to Julie Lewis for this lovely donation - we will definitely enjoy it!
11-10-2017 VIV VARDY SMITH
Our thanks once again to Viv Vardy-Smith for her latest auction on Facebook to raise funds for Many Tears. This time the auction raised a woderful £876.68 which will be split as follows:
£100.00 For Emily & Betty Sight Fund
£100.00 Gift of Sight
£100.00 For the Broken Hearted
£360.00 To sponsor a kennel for a year
£216.68 General funds
We must also thank the following wonderful people who all help Viv make the auctions so popular Viv's lovely num, Sasha Ball, David & Glenda Foster and lots more. Thank you all.
10-10-17 TROWELL GARDEN CENTRE COLLECTION
Our thanks to Wendy and tim Whiting for the collection they held at Trowell Garden Center, Nottingham on 23-24 September. They raised £178.25 for the Gift of Sight Fund and we are very grateful to everyone who helped and donated.
09-10-2017 CALEY HERBERT
09-10-17 FILEY BEACH WESTIE WALKERS
Our thanks to the Filey Beach Westie Walkers who collected £29.31 for Many Tears in an ad-hoc collection when they held their October Walk. It looks like they had a fabulous day and we are grateful as always for their support.
08-10-17 THE BARKING TRICKSTERS
Our thanks to the Barking Tricksters who held a charity agility and trick fun day to raise money. for the dogs at Many Tears. They raised £450.00 to be split between the Gift of Sight Fund and the Broken Heart Fund and we are very grateful to them all for their support and kindness.
08-10-2017 R M PAYNE
Our thanks to R M Payne for the kind donation of £100. Unfortunately there was no address enclosed so we could not send a thank you card but hopefully our thanks will be seen here.
05-10-17 FRESH PET
Huge thanks to the great folks at Fresh Pet who have very kindly sent us a wonderful donation of their amazing food. We are so grateful for all their support. Thank you!
05-10-17 MUMBLES COLLECTION
We raised £238 on the promenade outside Verdi's on 23 September. Many thanks to those who gave generously. We met a lot of ex MTAR dogs, now clearly loved and well looked after - so lots had heard about 'us' (MT). We further raised awareness by handing out a lot of cards with MTAR's details on. We had 3 newbie volunteer dogs: Jack, Bella and Misty. We had Quito, a very experienced volunteer doing all his tricks. And my very own veteran collectors - Chester and Gem. Big thanks to my collection partner, Lorraine, without her I simply couldn't manage everything on the day. Thanks to David for travelling a huge distance: to Gee for supporting us in all our collections; and a welcome to Rhian, who did her first collection
03-10-17 RANGEBOURNE PET CARE
Our thanks to Rangebourne Pet Care for their very kind donation of food for our dogs. We are very grateful for their help and support.
02-10-2017 CHRISTINE BURGE
Our thanks to Christine Burge who sent the rescue a large amount of bleach after our plea for some to clean our kennels. This was a lovely donaion to received as we were desperate for some!
02-10-18 MT FUNDRAISING PAGE
01-10-2017 HETTY & WILLIAM
A massive thank you to Hetty and William who completed a local triathlon to raise money for both Many Tears and a local hospital team that supports Hetty who is a Type 1 diabetic. Willaim is autistic and struggles with severe anxiety so it was a major achievement for them both. They raised an amazing total of £710 and we are extremely grateful to both of them for the share they have donated to the dogs at Many Tears.
27-09-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks to Viv Vardy-Smith and who has raised £385.00 from her monthly Facebook auction. This has been slplit as follows
£100.00 For Emma & Betty Gift of Sight Fund and any over to the Gift of Sight fund
£50.00 to Broken Heart Fund
£50.00 for passports and the rest in the general fund
As always our thanks also goes to everyone who donates items to be auctioned and to those who have bought them.
26-09-17 KRISTINA HARRIES
A huge thank you to Kristina Harries who completed a skydive and raised £500 for Many Tears. We are impressed with her bravery and our thanks to everyone who sponsored her!
25-09-17 CHISWICK HOUSE DOG SHOW
24-09-17 Sophies Triathlon
We would like to send huge thanksto one of our young supporters Sophie. Sophie is 8 years old and has come to volunteer with us many times, bowling us over with her maturity, working as hard as any grownup and with a positive attitude that is clearly dedicated to the dogs.
Sophie decided to raise some money for MT and challenged herself to compete in a Triathlon for us! Yesterday she completed the triathlon and her collie adopted from Many Tears went along to cheer her on.
Sophie has raised a fantastic £500 for us and we are so proud of her! Thank you so much Sophie, we are sure that you must be very tired but we know you will be happy with your achievement.
18-09-17 SNIPPETS FROM MY DIARY BY TAZ HAZEL
17-09-2017 VIV'S FACEBOOK AUCTION
Good news! Sharon Tucker and Sandra Ball ran Viv's auction last week with 50% of the proceeds going to MT and 50% going to Caki. With all of your lovely bids we raised a massive £885.50!!
The £442.75 for Many Tears has been split 3 ways:
£150.00 to Gift Of Sight
£150.00 to buy Passports
£142.75 to sponsor a kennel or two
Thank you for all your support while Viv is on holiday and also thanks goes to Viv for lending us the Auction.
14-09-17 IN MEMORY OF SUSAN HOOKINGS
We have kindly been donated the sum of £400.83 which was a collection made by family and friends of the late Mrs Susan Hookings. A further £40.00 was donated by TATA Steel separately making a total of £440.83 for the animals.
Sadly Susan lost her battle with cancer on the 20th August, 2017 and it was her greatest wish that Many Tears was to have the money. Susan was such a selfless person and a real animal lover. Unknown to ourselves she, over the years, knitted hundreds of squares which she sewed into blankets for a number of charities but primarily Many Tears. She also used to give her friend, our supporter Angela, old towels and anything that she thought could help the animals which I would deliver to Many Tears on her behalf.
These are the silent suporters of our rescue without whom we simply could not function and our thoughtd are with Mrs Hookings family and friends at this sad time. We are so grateful for your support.
10-09-17 JOANNE BAGWELL
Enormous thanks to the lovely Joanne Bagwell who ran the recent Cardiff 10k to support us. She had set herself a target of £300 but we are delighted that she smashed this and raised a whopping £1,020!
Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work and also thanks to ll your family, friends and supporters who sponsored you. Congratulations on finishing the race and supporting the rescue.
10-09-17 ZOARS ARK
Enormous thanks to Zoars Ark pet shop, they have recently donated 6 trolleys of food and toys. We are so grateful to Kate and all the team who have been so kind.
07-09-17 JOLLEYS PETFOOD SUPERSTORE
Our thanks to Melanie Goddard from Jolleys Petfood Superstore who raised £301 for the Gift of Sight Fund and donated pet food along with loads of treats, toys, collars and leads from a store that was closing down. We are very grateful for their kindness and support.
06-09-17 JACOBS HOMEMADE DOG TREATS
Our thanks to Jacobs Homemade Dog Treats for their very kind donation of £200. We are very grateful for their kindness and support.
04-09-17 LEEDS WESTIE WALKERS
Our thanks to Leeds Westie Walkers who led by Carole Jackson and Joshua Witney raised £29 for Many Tears by charging £1.00 for all dogs who attended their monthly walk on 03/09/17. We are very grateful for their support and hope they had a wonderful day.
03-0917 VIV VARDY-SMITH
A massive thank you to Viv and everyone who took part in her Facebook auction ON 30/08/17. This raised an amazing £1,040 which Viv has asked us to split in the following way:
£340.00 - Food and general items
£300.00 - for the Broken heart fund
£400.00 - for Emma & Betty who need the Gift of Sight
03-09-17 NEATH JOB CENTRE
Our thanks to the the staff at Neath Job Center who raised £130 by holding a guessing the number beads in a jar compeitition. We are very grateful to everyone who took part.
28-08-16 GUIDE DOGS
A belated £116 donation from Guide Dogs Secret Santa 2016 was brought in today! Our thanks to everyone who took part.
26-08-17 CABIN COFFEE SHOP
Yet another fantastic day from the Cabin Coffee Shop team. Today they raised a wonderful £598.72. Our thanks to all who helped set up this event and all those who came in to help and buy items.
24-08-17 JEAN & CHRIS DOVE'S 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY DONATION
Our thank to Bob & Iris Franklin who sent a £25.00 donation on behalf of their cousins Jean & Chris Dove for their 60th Wedding Anniversary. We would like to thank Iris & Bob for their kind thoughts that a donation would be better than a bunch of flowers (sorry to the florist for their loss)!
23-08-17 AUDREY GORMALLY
Our thanks to Audrey Gormally who raised £100 for the Gift of Sight from a tombola she held at The Dog Barn in Rainford. As always we are very grateful to Audrey and those who help her for their support.
23-08-17 CARMARTHEN STREET COLLECTION
Our thanks to Joelle and everyone who helped her at the street collection in Carmarthen on 20th August. They raised £382.43 and we a grateful not just to those who helped collect but to everyone who donated. Thank you.
21-08-17 SECOND HAND SHOP IN BLACKWATER
A huge thank you to the second-hand shop in Blackheath for the £1,732.00 they have sent this month. This is a really great achievement as there is a lot going on at the shop at the moment as they are in the process of moving to new premises. As always we are incredibly grateful to everyone who donates and buys but especially to the team who run the shop and have made it a wonderful success.
21-08-17 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks to Viv and her team who have sent us £561.90 from the auction they held on 16th August on Facebook. This is wonderful amount and we are grateful to everyone involved.
09-08-17 THE NICHOLSON FAMILY
A big thank you to Tiki, Zara and Carolyn Nickolson who came to volunteer at Many Tears for a week, They turned up early every day and helped with the dog and brought them some lovely treats. It was lovely to have them here and we are very grateful for their help, love and time.
08-08-17 MT AWARENESS AUCTION
Another huge thank you to Viv Vardy-Smith who runs a Facebook Auction each month and has just sent us another £640.00. This will be split between the following funds
£300.00 dog food
£120.00 Broken Heart Fund
£120.00 Gift of Sight
£100.00 for the Passports for Dogs
We would like to thank everyone who took part in this and made it such a success.
06-08-2017 GRAHAM GALLEY
We would like to thank Graham Galley one of our Essex fosterers, for the Boot Sale monies raised and items he sold on Gum Tree during July. He has raised £319.00 to go towards passports for dogs.
03-08-2017 BEAUTIFUL JOE'S
Our thanks once again to the lovely people at Beautiful Joes for they very kind donation of food and treats for our doce. As you can see these were greeted with a LOT of interested by the dogs and we are extremely grateful fo their kindness and support.
28-07-17 GOLD & SILVER DONATIONS
Our thanks to everyone who has donated unwanted gold and silver items from May to July. This has raised £440 which when added to the £330 raised from January to April this year makes a total of £770 for passports for the dogs. If you have any broken or unwanted gold and silver and would like to help dogs who need passports to reach Many Tears please could you forward it to the rescue at Many Tears Animal Rescue, Cwmlogin House, Cefneithin, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA14 7HB.
27-07-17 The Stylish Dog Company
The Stylish Dog Company has donated lots of new beds and some beautiful doggie items from their shop
We are so grateful for ttheir ongoing support
27-07-17 ISABELL PATTEN
Our thanks to Isabell Patten who raised £47.00 for Many Tears and came along to present this to Sylvia.
25-07-17 SHEILA ROSE
A massive thank you to Sheila Rose one of our wonderful fosterers who recently completed the 10 in 10 challenge (completing 10 marathons in 10 days!) and raised an amazing £2106.67.
Our thanks also goes to Sheila's running partner Debbie, along with her friends, family and everyone who supported and sponsored her.
This is a tremendous achievement as we are grateful she chose Many Tears to support.
25-07-17 JO WALKER
Our thanks to Jo Walker who held a swisher party for Many Tears and a carbon monoxide charity. She and her friends raised a total of £258 which Jo rounded up to £260 and has sent Many Tears £130. We understand it was a great evening with lots of laughs and we are very grateful to everyone who took part.
25-07-17 AWARNESS AUCTION HELD ON 19TH JULY
Our thanks again to Viv Vardy-Smith who holds monthly auctions on Facebook to raise funds for Many Tears. This time she raised £525.00 raised and this will be will split:as follows
£170.00 for Gift of Sigh
£170.00 for the Broken Heart Fund
£185.00 General Funds & Food
Our thanks as always to everyone involved - this is a wonderful amount to have raised.
20-07-17 LOCKSMITHES OF RICHMOND
Every year Locksmiths of Sheffield give cash donations and prizes to various businesses and charity initiatives. This year they selected Many Tears to be part of this project and we have recevied £50 from them. We are very grateful for their support.
20-07-17 ANNE FORMAN
Our congratulations and thanks to Anne Forman who completed the Rotary Across Wales Walk on Saturday 24th June 2017 with her walking partner - Jenni Visser. The money she raised was divided between Wales Air Ambulance and Many Tears and we are very grateful for her support.
20-07-17 JACKIE HARVEY
Our thanks to fosterer Jackie Harvey who has fundraised at several recent events and to everyone who has helped her raise the funds below to help the dogs at Many Tears:
10-06-2017 St Lukes Hospice Basildon £141.40
11-06-2017 Paws in the park ,Wickford £195.60
24-06-2017 Quiz Night, Woodham Ferrers £520.00
01-07-2017 Great Totham dog show
General Donation £18.00
20-07-17 ANIMAL ARK VETERINARY PRACTICE
We would like to Thank the Animal Ark Veterinary practice in Goodmayes, London for inviting us to their annual summer carnival and letting us have a stall to help raise awareness and funds for Many Tears.
Linda & Graham Galley were accompanied by their Many Tears Rescues: Bennie, Lily, Clover and Rosie Galley, all who gave their cuddles for free. They raised £161.00 on the day. £50.00 to the Walk of Dreams and £111.00 for general care and medication for the dogs.
18-07-2017 VIRGIN MEDIA
Our thanks to the saff of Virgin Media who came and volunteered and brought with them some lovely donations for our dogs.
As always we were delighted to see them and grateful for their support.
18-07-2107 SECOND HAND SHOP BLACKWATER
Our thanks to the second hand shop in Blackwater who had another very successful month and sent the rescue £1353 for the amount raised in June. We are very grateful to all those who have both donated and bought items and thank the wonderful team who run the shop and make it such a success.
16-07-2017 BILLY & MARGOT
Our thanks to Billy & Margot for their generous donation of a pallet of their food for the dogs at Many Tears. We really appreciate the support and help they give us and we and the dogs are very grateful.
16-07-17 WEIGHT WATCHERS IN PENCADER
Our thanks to the WeightWatchers Group in Pencader who have raised £220 for the dogs at Many Tears. We are very grateful to you all and wish you luck in your weight loss targets!
13097-2917 LAVENDER PLANTS
In an effort to make the kennels at Many Tears as comfy happy and stress-free as possible Sylvia asked people to donate lavender plants. The response was amazing and she is very grateful to you all. As lavender is a calming plant she is hoping this will help the dogs to be less stressed whilst in kennels waiting for their new homes.
12-07-2017 ANTONIA ANTONIOU
Congratulations and thanks to 14 year old Antonia Antoniou who won the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement award. Antonia gave up her monthly allowance of £50 to help fundraise for Many Tears .and has donated designer items and raises money by selling sweets, collecting soft drink cans, expired road discs, stamps and old foreign coins. We are very grateful to her - well done Antonia!
11-07-2017 SECOND HAND SHOP IN BLACKWATER
Our thanks to the second hand shop in Blackwater the the £1,510 they sent to the rescue for month 5 and £1,535 for month 6. Year to date they have raised £8,403 and are still aiming at achieving in excess of £18K for the year! They had some great items donated recently, including some lovely garden furniture, steamer chairs, wheelchairs and white goods, Our thanks to everyone who donated and bought items. We are grateful to you all.
Our thanks once again to Paul at Qualitag for his donation for £153.33 that he raised from the sale of his high quality dog tages. We grateful for his continuing support and you would like to order tags from him you will find them on our Companies Supporting Many Tears page.
11-07-2017 ANIMAL HOUSE, DORSET
Our thanks to Animal House in Bridport, Dorset and all their customers for the £22.01 raised from the collection tin in the shop.
09-07-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks once again to Viv and her wonderful team who had another Awareness Auction on Facebook on 5th July and raised £618.00. This has been split as follows:
£181.00 Gift of Sight
£181.00 Broken Hearts
£181.00 Dog Food
£50.00 for Lesley Lees Chicken Fund raised by Julie Cochran Dino Jumpers
£25.00 for Lesley Lees Memory Fund £20.00 from Paula Williamon + £5.00 from Viv to make a total of £500.00 raised so far for Lesley Lees Memory fund for raised beds etc for the dogs
Everyone has again been so generous rounding up money send for items and people donating it has been amazing again and we thank you all.
08-07-17 SAVING SOULS AROUND THE WORLD
Huge thanks to Saving Souls Around The World and their Facebook Auction page. They did their July Auction for The Many Tears Broken Hearts Fund and raised an amazing £700.00! We are so grateful for all their support.
06-07-17 FUN DAY AT THE DOG BARN, RAINFORD
Our wonderful supporters Audrey and Jan fundraised at the Fun Day at The Dog Barn, Rainford on Sunday. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated or supported them, they raised an amazing £170 for the Gift of Sight. Thank you so much!!
05-07-17 SARAH CRAWFORD
Our thanks to Sarah Crawford who held and craft sale on Facebook and raised £1,470.04. She has divided this as follows:
£100 - Gift of Site Fund
£100 - Broken Heart Fund
£100 - Walk of Dreams
£360 - Kennel Sponsorship
£810.04 - General Fund
We are so grateful to her and everyone who bought and sold items to raise this wonderful amount.
01-07-17 RAFFLE IN MEMORY OF LESLEY LEES
Huge thanks to Vivien Vardy-Smith for the wonderful donation of £450.00 raised from her raffle in memory of or wonderful supporter, Lesley Lees.. Lesley was such a great friend and supporter of Many Tears and is very missed by us all.
Special thanks to Eileen Davidson and her lovely quilty friends
27-06-2017 ESSEX QUIZ NIGHT
Last Saturday evening, the Essex fosterers held a fundraising quiz night for Many Tears, at the Bell Inn at Woodham Ferrers. It was a successful evening and well attended. They held a raffle and auction as well and raised £560 in total, including £40 MT scratch cards for the gift of sight. We would especially like to thank Mike and Heather Frost, our quiz masters (who recently adopted William, one of Wren's pups) for arranging and comparing the quiz so professionally.
20-06-17 OUR LOVELY SCOTTISH LADIES!
A great big thank you to our four lovely ladies who made their annual visit to Many Tears and drove down from Scotland to work with our dogs every day they were here
They brought the smiles to the staff's faces andand happiness to the dogs who loved their walks cuddles and time.
Thank you all so much and hope to see you again next year if not sooner!
19-06-2017 LEIGHTON WATKINS
Our thanks to Leighton Watkins for collecting and delivering all the lovely items in the photograph for MT and also for the cheque he presented to Sylvia for £485.50. We are very grateful for the help and support.
15-06-17 VIV AND HER AUCTION TEAM!
Another thank you to Viv and her team who have raised another £739.50 from the 11th June Auction they held on Facebook. £180.00 of this was raised by Julie Cochran and her Dino jumper and this will be used for Lesley Lees Chicken Fund. £186.50 will go towards the Gift of Sight a £186.50 towards the Broken Heart Fund and £186.50 for dog food. A big thank you to everyone involved in this. The auctions are really a wonderful support to the rescue.
14-06-17 FILEY BEACH WESTIE WALKERS
Thank you to the Filey Beach Westie Walkers (Filey is in North Yorkshire) who, on 11th June, donated £86.40 in Fiona Lindley’s Many Tears collection tin in the short space of 15 minutes. Special thanks go to Sally Buckle who contributed £60 from a collection at her works, Bhutta Petroleum and to Maureen McGuinness Dunn who organised the event.
11-06-2017 THAMES AGILITY CLUB
A huge thank you to Thames Agility Club who were kind enough to allow us to have a stall at their show. I want to thank all the fantastic helpers and my staff who worked long hours cheerfully. We raised £3,418.
11-06-2017 CAERPHILLY AND DISTRICT AGILITY CLUB
Our thanks to Caerphilly and District Agility Club who donated a which they raised from their agility fun day competition and a raffle.
We must thank everyone who donated prizes and other items in particular Cwm Farm Kennels in Caerphilly, Harrington and Waag dog treats and Norton Rosettes along with the local agility community who came out to support the event which we are very grateful for.
11-06-17 KATIE BOVE, GEORGIA AVERY-SHERWOOD AND AIMEE HARRIS
Our thanks to Katie Bove, Georgia Avery-Sherwood and Aimee Harris for raising £53.24 for the dogs at Many Tears. We and the dogs are very grateful for your support.
09-06-17 SHOUT OUT TO THE VOLUNTEERS!
Huge thanks to our volunteers who come down and help us. We honestly would not be able to continue without the kindness and support of our volunteers!
Volunteering not only benefits the dogs and the staff (many hands make light work after all) here it can also benefit you as a volunteer. Our volunteers enjoy feeling part of a dynamic team. Volunteering also looks good on a CV if you are looking for a job as it shows your commitment and passion. Some volunteers find it helps them to get out and meet people where they may not be able to otherwise and some volunteers are unable to adopt a dog of their own but love them and this is an ideal way to help and be close to dogs without owning one.
There is a job for anyone and everyone regardless of age, experience, or ability. So many of our dogs have never known kind hands and cuddles so sitting with them, spending time with them can help them hugely. Our pups and more outgoing dogs enjoy being played with, there is always bathing and grooming to, painting, tidying, cleaning, sorting, counting, organising and walking to do!
We are open to volunteer 11-4 daily so please do come up and introduce yourselves and we can show you around and get you started.
08-06-17 POLLYANNAS POOCHES
We would like to send a big thank you to Annette of Pollyanna's Pooches, Crewe for the generous donation of dog coats and other items from her business. We are so grateful for all your support. Good luck in Spain!
07-06-17 -GOLDBORNE FUN DAY
Our wonderful supporters Audrey and Jan raised £144.00 on our tombola on Sunday and would like to thank the organisers and everyone who supported them on the day.
We would like to say a huge thanks Audrey and Jan for all their continued support, we are so grateful.
06-06-17 DAWN GRAHAM AND WENDY BOTTO
We are delighted that Wendy Botto and Dawn Graham were again allowed to fundraise at last week's Quadpaws UKA agility week show, and they raised £1500 for Many Tears by selling items on a stall, taking donations and running fun classes each evening after the show. They have also been pledged another £50 post show....so the figure is still increasing.
We are very grateful to the show organisers Stuart Carter and Emma Jackson for letting these fabulous ladies fundraise. They also get to meet so many people who come to show us their adopted Many Tears dogs.
05-06-17 MELTON MOWBRAY DOG TRAINING CLUB
Huge thanks to all those involved with Melton Mowbray Dog Training Club who visited us recently and presented Sylvia with two cheques. One for an amazing £4,255.93 and the other for £450! We are so grateful for your support and bowled over by your kindness
04-06-17 GRACE COTTAGES
We would like to say an enormous thank you to Pat and Richard at Grace Cottages. Year after year they have kindly donated a percentage of their bookings to us and we have received today a wonderful donation of £4,449. Thank you so much for all your ongoing support and we would encourage anyone to consider a relaxing break in one of the Grace Cottages, details are on our website.
04-06-17 ALEX BLACK AND CAROLINE DAVIES
Alex Black and Caroline Davies organised a bric a brac sale and a tombola in St David's church in Morriston today. The sum of £286.20 was raised for the Gift of Sight.
Caroline and Alex would like to thank all the people who kindly donated towards this fundraiser. A big thanks also to Jen for making and selling her cards, and to Eve, Victoria, Miranda and Angharad for coming along to help. Special thanks also must be given to our young helpers who proved to be outstanding salesmen: Thomas, Stefan and Max. The sun shone and we had a lovely morning.
Enormous thanks to Flick who ran a competition and invited people to vote for who would win some flea treatments and we are humbled and delighted to say that we were chosen! Thank you so much everyone who voted and to Flick of course for the kindness and generosity.
02-06-2017 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks to Vivien Vardy-Smith who raised £324 from the Many Tears Awareness Auction she held on 28th May. £124 of this has been added to the Broken Heart Fund and £200 has gone towards the cost of food for the dogs.
01-06-17 CENTRE PARCS LONGLEAT
We would like to thank The Housekeeping team at Centre Parcs Longleat for their generous donation of £150. They also give us blankets for our team of volunteers to use in the making of the dogs beds we sell at the rescue and special events.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support!
We were absoluted delighted to be visited by ASDA staff today who presented s a cheque for a whopping £500.
Thank you so much to all the staff and customers who made this possible, we are so grateful for all your support!
01-06-17 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks once again to Viv and her lovely team who have raised another £424.00 Many Tears Awareness Auction Page on Facebook
This has been broken down to donations of
£100.00 goes to Gift of Sight
£124.00 to the Broken Hearts Fund and
£200.00 for dog food.
Thank you so much!
31-05-17 DIANE NEAL AND DIANA DAVIES
Our thanks to Diane Neal and Diana DavieS who raised £150 by braving the cold sea water and taking part in the Saunderfoot New Years Day swim. We are very grateful for their support.
29-05-17COLECTION IN FILEY, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Sincere thanks to Fiona and her team who raised £39.65 at their fund raising in Filey, North Yorkshire, yesterday. We know they were a little disappointed with the amount raised but we are truly grateful for every penny donated to the rescue and value their ongoing support and appreciate their hard work in both fundraising and raising awareness of the rescue. Thank you!
The team involved in the fund raising were:
Fiona Lindley and 3 of her Many Tears dogs – Charlie (Shih Tzu), Gracie and Robyn (both Cavaliers) and her daughter Brooke Lindley also came along.
Louise Morelli and her husband Richard with their dogs Aston, Bailey and Saphi (Saphi is a Shih Tzu and a MT dog).
Maureen McGuinness Dunn and her Westies Daisy and Bobee
Carole Ann Jackson and her Westies Indie and Jenson
Well done team!
24-05-17 ROWE VETS
A huge huge thank you to Tim at Rowe Vets in Bristol who very kindly operated on Elsa our beautiful cocker girl to give her the Gift of Sight free of charge. This was his donation towards the Walk of Dreams and we are so very grateful to him and all the team at Rowe who do so much for our dogs.
22-05-17 PETER & NITA-MARIE BRADES
A huge thank you to Peter and Nita-Marie Brades for completing the Reading halfmarathon and rasing £700 for Many Tears. We are extremely grateful to them both for doing this and to everyone who sponsored them.
13-05-17 BILLY + MARGO
Enormous thanks to the wonderful folk at Billy + Margo for sending us a fantastic donation of delicious goodies for the dogs. We are so grateful for all your continued support. Thank you so much!
12-05-17 SHIP INN, BLACKBROOK, ST HELENS
Huge thanks to Audrey and Jan - and all the people who supported them and especially Linda Lee who brought us an enormous box of beautiful tombola items. They raised £43.50 but also had plenty of interest and enquiries about the Rescue which is fantastic. Thank yo for all your support.
11-05-17 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks once again to Viv and her lovely team who have raised another £400.00 Many Tears Awareness Auction Page on Facebook. This has been split as follows:
£200.00 For food for the dogs at Many Tears
£150.00 Sylvia's Walk of Dreams
£50.00 for Gift of Sight Fund
We are as always very grateful to everyone who took part.
10-05-17 JACK WOLF
Our thanks to Jack Wolf who have so very kindly donated 40kg of raw food for Archie. This boy is emaciated and has no appetite but as you can see he was very interested in their food even before it was opened! We are very grateful for their kindness and help and if you would like to try your onw dogs with this food please visit their website at
10-05-17 COLLECTION IN READING
A huge thank you to Karen & Boz, Debbie & Kobi and Julian and Julia with Puddle, Orion and Mars for collecting £419.02 in Reading on Saturday 6th May. A great result!
07-05-17 TERRY SLEIGH
Our thanks once again to Terry Sleigh who came and used his skills to build a new play platform for the dogs to enjoy in the play yard. They are very happy with it and we cannot thank him enough for all his hard work.~
03-05-17 BARB BINKY SHORT
Our thanks to Barb Binky Short who has raised £50.00 by making and selling her lovely savings bottles in aid of Many Tears. We are very grateful for her help and support.
01-05-17 JACK WOLF DOG FOOD
Our thanks to Jack Wold (jackwolf.co/collections/all) and their customers who have kindly donated some of their food for the dogs at Many Tears. The dogs love this and we are very grateful to everyone who has enabled us to recevie this.
29-04-17 THE MAYHEW TRAINING TEAM
A huge thank you to the Mayhew Training Team who came to Many Tears on Thursday and Friday and spent the days doing spays and neuters for our dogs. This was just a huge help to the rescue and we are very grateful to the whole team and hope to see them again in the future!
29-04-17 LYNN BURNELL - USED POSTAGE STAMPS
Our thanks to everyone who have sent stamps to Lynn Burnell to raise funds for Many Tears. We have received another £345 from the sale of these and we are grateful to everyone who sends them and to Lynn for managing this for us. To find our more about sending stamps please have a look at this page
27-04-17 GREEN PASTURES VET CENTRE
Huge thanks Green Pastures Veterinary Centre in Weston-super-Mare who recently held a raffle in aid of us. They raised an amazing £308.00 pounds. Thank you so much for your support!
27-04-17 TROPHY PET FOODS
Enormous thanks to Stephen Bull from Trophy Pet Foods Swansea who visited us here at Many Tears and brought us some food for the dogs. We are so grateful for all your support.
26-04-17 COLLECTION AT CARLTON LANE SHOPPING CENTRE
Our thanks to Fiona Lindley and her Shih Tzu Ruby, Julie Summerton and her Pomeranian Ellie, Louise Morelli and her Shih Tzu Saphi, Liz Middleton and her Bearded Collie Brooke and Cockerpoo Hugo, Joan & Rebeka Moulson and their westie Tinkerbell who held a collection at the Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre in Castleford on 22nd April and raised £172.02.
26-04-17 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Vivien and her team have raised £466.50 from another Facebook Auction which was held on Sunday 23rd April. This has been split as follows: £66.50 to the Gift of Sight Fund, £100.00 to The Broken Heart Fund, £100.00 to The Walk of Dreams and £200.00 for dog food and we are very grateful to everyone who took part.
26-04-17 SHARON AMOS
Our thanks to Sharon Amos who raised £597 by holding a Fun Day event at the The Punchbowl in Ronskwood, Worcester. We hope everyone had a great day!
22-04-17 ISABEL PATTEN
Big thank you to 10 year old Isabel Patten, who has raised an amazing £85 for Many Tears by creating a guess the name of teddy for her friends and family to play and making doggy tugs from old tee shirts to sell at her dog training class. Isabel also came along to one of our fund raising stalls recently and helped out on the soft toy Tombola. Thnk you Isabel you are an inspiration!
22-04-17 ESSEX FUND RAISERS
Jackie and her team have other events yet to hold and we are SO grateful to them for all their efforts, dedication and continued support.
18-04-17 AUDREY GORMALLY
Our thanks to Audrey who held a tombola at the Dogs Country Club in Lowton and raised £71 for the Gift of Sight. We are also grateful to everyone who donated and bought items to sell.
14-04-17 - VIV VARDY-SMITH AUCTION DONATION
Another thank you to Viv who has sent £100 for Sylvia's Walk of Dreams which she raised from the auction she held on Facebook on 9th April. We are very graeful to everyone who has donated and bought items.
10-04-17 CABIN COFFEE SHOP
Our thanks once again to Adrienne, Debbie and Sarah who ran the Cabin Coffee Shop at Many Tears on Saturday8th April. A special mention to Elke who always does a lot of running around to help the day run smoothly! They raised £403.20 for the dogs at Many Tears and we would like to thank everyone who both donated and bought items.
09-04-17 VIVIEN VARDY SMITH, EASTER AUCTION
Our thanks again to Viv who held an Easter Auction on 2nd April and raised a further £150.00 for Sylvia's Walk of Dreams and £100.00 Medical bills.
09-04-17 COLLECTION AT BARNETT HILL GARDEN CENTRE, STOURBRIDGE
Our thanks to Diane. Leila, Paula, Natalie, Gill, Chris and Tim who held a collection at Barnett Hill Garden Centre, Stourbridge in March and raised £227.39 which Diane kindly rounded up to £250. We are very grateful not only to them for doing this but to everyone who donated along with Barnett Hill Garden Centre for allowing us to have a collection there.
04-04-17 SECONDHAND SHOP, BLACKWATER
This month we have received a wonderful £1,600 contribution from the secon hand shop in Blackwater. This takes them to raising £5,358.00 this year to date.
The shop has been very busy through the month and the staff there say income increased which is just amazing. They have a new ragman who collects every week and they send almost a transit van full on a weekly basis. Every day they have numerous cars pulling up outside offloading unwanted items – many of which are not at all resaleable but the volunteers sort everything tirelessly to ensure that they get they maximum return. and we are very grateful to the staff, donators and purchases who make this shop such a success.
Easter is almost upon us and no doubting that this will mean cake, chocolate and other goodies in the shop. The windw has already been decorated for the occasion and looks jolly bright and colourful so if you want to call in for a hot drink, biscuit, chat and a rummage, everybody is welcome.
02-04-17 CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
Our thanks to Christopher Lloyd who did a sponsored walk for Many Tears and raised £32.00. We are very grateful to him for his support and coming down to the rescue to meet the dogs.
30-03-17 FOOD DONATIONS
Following our plea for dog food the response from the public has been amazing. This is just one of several deliveries we have recevied via our Amazon Wish List and we cannot thank everyone enough for their kindness and generousity, This has certainly helped us and we are so very grateful to every one of you who have donated. Thank you.
A massive thank you to Naturediet who donated 4 pallets of their food for the dogs at Many Tears. We are very grateful for this as out stocks were running worryingly low and this will be a huge help.
29-03-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
Yet again aother huge thank you to Viv Vardy-Smith who raised another £535.00 from the Many Tears Awareness Auction she held on Facebook on 26th March. This has been spilt as follows: £360.00 -to sponsor Kennel 24 for a year, £100.00 for the Gift of Sight and £75.00 for Sylvia's Walk of Dreams Once again we would like to thank everyone who donated and bought items.
27-03-17 MT FUND RAISING PAGE
Our thanks to to Sarah Crawford and the organisers and supporters of the Facebook MT Fundraising Page's Spring Craft Fair which rasied £250 for the Gift of Sight, £517 for general funds and they have also sponsored a kennel for a year. The total amount raised was £1127 and we are extremely graeful for their support.
A huge thank you to StreamZ.
As I am a month away from walking 280 miles for sponsorship, i and my dogs are in heavy training so I asked Streemz if
they would sponsor me.
Some of our dogs here with mobility problem and some with health problems already ware their collars with great success, so I thought my dogs who like myself just need extra help to do this walk needed something. We will all start waring our collars and ankle bracelet tomorrow. THANK YOU StreamZ for a brilliant product that now not only the horses and dogs at Many Tears already benefit from but my own dogs and
me too. I am SO grateful.
Sylvia van Atta, Many Tears founder
25-03-17 ROCKINGHAM HOUSE, SHEFFIELD
Huge thanks to staff at Rockingham House in Sheffield for holding a cake sale on 21st March. The total amount raised was an amazing £210.79 (with £60 of this donated to the Gift of Sight Fund, and £60 of this donated to the Broken Hearts Fund) . We think the cakes look lovely, thank you so much!
25-03-17 NATURE DIET
Huge thanks to Teresa and all the wonderful folk at Nature Diet who are donating us dog food. We use a lot of this food as it is so kind to sensitive tummies and smells delicious so even our fussiest or worried dogs can be persuaded to eat.
We are so grateful for all the support of Nature Diet and are as always humbled by their kindness and passion towards helping dogs in rescue. Thank you!
Our thanks to Purina tfor the 10 x 14kg bags of Pro Plan, and 2 x 10kg boxes of Bonio which they have donated to Many Tears in Presley's name.
Presley was a much loved Welsh Terrier who is very sadly now at Rainbow Bridge but we are very grateful to him and his owner Mel for helping the dogs at Many Tears.
22-03-17 ALVECHURCH MARINA
A belated thank you to Alvechurch Marina who donated a large number of duvets, pillows and towels to us recently. Our thanks also to Julie who has transported a good proportion of them already and to Diane who will be bring the remainder. We (and the dogs) are very grateful to everyone.
20-03-17 FIONA LINDLEY
Our thanks to Fiona Lindley and everyone who donated items for the to sell on Ebay to raise money for Many Tears. She has raised £60 for the Gift of Sight Fund and £60 for Broken Hearts Fund and we are very grateful to everyone for their support.
19-03-17 UK VIDEO DOGS
Our thanks to U.K. Video Dogs who donated £300 from the profit from our winter competition to Many Tears. We are very grateful to everyone who tool part for their support.
19-03-17 POPPY WORLD
Our thanks to the Poppy World who have an annual raffle and this year Many Tears was chosen to receive the funds raised. A lot of their members have adopted dogs from us and given them wonderful new lives so we are especially grateful to everyone who took part in this event and for chosing us.
19-03-17 WESTIE FRIENDSHIP & REHOMING GROUP
Our thanks to everyone at the Westie Friendship & Rehoming Group for their very kind donation of £155.00 for our Gift of Sight Fund. this fund is vital to enable us to give dogs who arrive here blind the Gift of Sight and we are very grateful to everyone involved.
16-03-17 QUARRY HOUSE CRAFT CLUB
Thank you to the Quarry House Craft Club for their kind donation of wool. This can be used to knit dog jackets for both the dogs in our kennels to keep them warm in the winter months and to sell at events to raise funds. We are very grateful for their support and kindness.
15-03-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks once again to Viv who held another Facebook Auction on 12th March and rasied £630.00! She has split this as follows:
£150.00 to Sylvia's Walk of Dreams, £150.00 to the Gift of Sight, £150.00 to the Broken Hearted - Medical Bills Fund and £180.00 for food. We are as always so grateful to her for doing this and to everyone who both donated and bought items.
10-03-17 HOUSING OPTIONS TEAM, NEATH
Our thanks to Housing Options Team in Neath who very kindly donated food for the dogs at Many Tears and to Marie Davies' husband for delivering it. This is very much appreciated and both staff and dogs say thank you!
10-03-17 RANGEBOURNE PET SHOP
A huge thank you to all the customers of Rangebourne Pet Shop for the donations of food, treats, collars, leads, bedding and crates, also for filling up the collection tins so quickly. Also a huge thank you to Andy and Emma for everything that is donated from the shop and volunteering to have a collection tin.
Your continued support is so appreciated
10-03-17 Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Three Cocks, Brecon.
Thank you to all the customers and staff of The Old Railway Line Garden Centre who have generously donated food, treats, collars and leads to the rescue dogs. We are so grateful for your continued support.
03-03-17 GEORGIA & PAUL SCOTT
Our thanks to Georgia and Paul Scott who recently lost their MT dog Tia and sent us a £500 donation. We are not only grateful to them for their support but also for giving Tia a wonderful home and life whilst she was with the.
03-03-17 Kimberley Disney
A big thank you to the lovely Kimberley Disney (a vet nurse and groomer) in Ickenham Middlesex who very kindly spent a long time clipping our lovely boy Aster free of charge yesterday while he is in foster waiting for his forever home. He looks very handsome and feels more comfortable with his smart, shorter style. Kimberley then went on to buy 20 raffle tickets as well. It was a chance meeting 6 months ago and we would like to thank her so much for her continued support.
Kim foster Mum, Aster and Glenda
01-03-17 VIV VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks once again to Viv and her wonderful team who knit, paint, make jewelry, crochet and make quilts for her to auction to raise funds. Viv has sent another £500.00 which she has asked to be split for £200.00 for the Broken Heart Fund and medical bills, £100.00 Gift of Sight and £200.00 for general use wherever it's needed. This is a wonderful amount and we are truly grateful to everyone who both donated and bought items and to Viv for running the auction.
01-03-17 PENNINE BERNESE CARTERS
01-02-17 MANY TEARS AWARENESS AUCTION
28-02-17 THE CHICKEN RUN TEAM
Our thanks to our "chicken run" team (Jan, Bob, Terry and Paula) who have been transporting and storing chicken from Forresters Chicken which Lesley then makes into treats for the dogs and to raise funds. We must also thank Bev, Hayley & Jay from Forresters Chicken for their kindness and support. We are extremely grateful to everyone who is involved with this.
28-02-17 PAULA NICHOLLS
Our thanks to Paula Nicholls who has donated a box of her unique doggy designed items to the rescue. We are so grateful and are sure these will help us raise funds. Please have a look at her lovely designs at www.bettyboyns.co.uk.
26-02-17 SANDHOLE VETS
We are so grateful to Ian and Nicki the vets and to
26-02-17 LISA GARNER
25-02-17 lUCY THE CAVALIER AND LISA
We have a wonderful supporter, Lisa who adopted a Cavalier, Lucy and has tirelessly fundraised and campaigned for dogs rights and always flown the flag proudly for Many Tears. Lucy was a regular star in the media and so clearly the light of Lisa's life. At the end of last year sweet Lucy very sadly passed away. Lisa was devastated and so many people who been touched by Lucy's story felt the sadness of her loss. Lisa had set up a Go Fund Me page to help other dogs and has even gone on to adopt another dog who desperately needed her.
Last night Lisa sponsored two of our kennels and has purchased £500 of food via our new suppliers website. We are so grateful for Lisa's support and are humbled that even at such a difficult time for her, that she has still put her love of dog rescue first and continued her unwavering support. Lisa runs Little Pooch Dog Boutique which is an online shop with wonderful items for small sized dogs.
22-02-17 SECOND-HAND SHOP IN BLACKWATER
This month we received a wonderful £1,925.00 from the second-hand shop in Blackwater. This is a record month since they started and we are so grateful to everyone involved. They have been inundated with some fabulous donations both at the shop and in Essex where items are kept in a storage unit by Androulla and Jordan (thank you). Amongst the really great quality items they had a huge amount of ladies shoes, all leather and suede, boxed and new – only hiccup was they were all size 8/9/10’s which isn’t popular sizing they we sold them as a job lot to a shoe dealer and made a very nice tidy sum. Other items from Androulla were a fridge, a microwave, a boxed wrought iron garden bench (brand new) and a lovely wooden high chair.
Valentine’s day saw another shop event – lots of homemade cakes and sausage rolls from both Margaret, the shops lovely baker and some of the volunteers. That day made in excess of £300 so our thanks to everyone who took part.
There are a few new volunteers who’ve started with the ship this month and we welcome them all and are so greateful for the wonderful shop team.
16-02-17 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
A huge thank you to Vivien Vardy-Smith and her team who held a Facebook Auction and raised a total of £535. We are so grateful for her and everyone who was involved support.
We are so grateful to PetShopBowl who have donated 135kg dog food to us. Their kindness and support is very much appreciated along with that of Maureen Terry who arranges for this to get to us.
13-02-17 BUSH HOUSE VETERINARY GROUP
Our thanks go to Bush House Veterinary Group and their customers who have donated £61.19 from the collection tins in the 4 branches.
12-02-17 CABIN COFFEE SHOP
A massive thank you to Adrienne, Sarah and Debbie with her grand daughter Daisy who held another amazing event at the The Cabin Coffee Shop at Many Tears and raised £420. We want to thank everyone who donated items and made fantastic cakes which helped raise these much needed fund.
12-02-17 THE CORNER PETSHOP IN WARMINSTER
Our thanks to the Corner Petshop in Warminster for their kind donation of food for the dogs at Many Tears, and also to Pam and Debbie for transporting this to us.
11-02-17 REBECCA PAIN
Our thanks to Rebecca Pain who runs Bassett Court Boarding Kennels in North Nibley for her lovely donation of food and blankets for the dogs. We are extremely grateful for her kindness and support.
11-02-17 ABBEY VETS IN BRECON
Our thanks to Abbey Vets in Brecon who had a Christmas Collection box in their surgery and their clients generously donated toys, food, blankets etc. We are very grateful to both Abbey Vets and everyone who donated.
10-02-17 WAGS DOG GROOMERS
Nina, Rhiannon and Hannah are from Wags dog groomers in Glynneath. They all came down ready to groom some of our new arrivals who were very much in need of their exprtise. They also came armed with donations. Thank you so much for coming and supporting us.
09-02-17 BUSH HOUSE VETERINARY GROUP
Our sincere thanks go to Bush House Veterinary Group and customers who have donated £61.19 from the Collection Tins in the 4 branches. Thank You so much for all your support.
08-02-2017 WAG (Westie Advice Group)
Our thanks to WAG who sent us a lovely donation from the sale of their calendars. We are very grateful to them for their support.
06-02-17 COLLECTION AT CARLTON LANE SHOPPING CENTRE
Our thanks to Fiona who organised a collection 5th February at The Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre in Castleford, West Yorkshire. She was joined by her dog Ruby the Shih Tzu, along with Maureen, Liz with Brooke the Bearded Collie and Maddy with her foster dog Reggie the pug. They raised £197.50 we we are grateful to them and everyone who donated.
04-02-17 COMPANION CARE WINNERSH
Our thanks to the clients and staff of Companion Care Winnersh in Berkshire for sending us £185 for the dogs which they raised during 2016. We are very grateful to them all for they support.
04-02-17 MECCA BINGO,SWANSEA
We have had donations from Richard and Tracey who go to Mecca Bingo on Carmarthen Road, Swansea, who have donated Fantastic items for our next raffle. Huge thanks to Richard and Tracey; and to all those who attend Mecca Bingo who also contributed. We are so grateful for all your support.
03-02-17 RESULTS FOR THE SECOND HAND SHOP IN BLACKWATER
Our thanks once again to the second-hand shop in Blackwater who have sent 2 cheques to Many Tears one for £1,083.70 and the other for £749. We are so grateful to them for their amazing work and they are continuing to find other ways to raise fund. We would like to also thank everybody who supports the work they do.
01-02-2017 JESSICA'S ART AND CRAFT
We would like to thank the wondeful folk at Jessicas Art and Craft, Connecticut for their very kind donation of £25.00. Thank you very much for all your support.
01-02-17 AWARENESS AUCTION
We would like to say a huge thank you to our great friend Vivien Vardy Smith for the fantastic donation of £235.05 which she raised by running a Many Tears Awareness Auction. Thanks to Vivien for organising another successful online auction, to all those who donated items and to all those who have taken part. We are so grateful for your continued support.
In addition to this £150.00 was also raised for the Gift If Sight fund to help towards a life changing operation to enable a dog to see once more which will help transform a dogs quality of life.
Thank you very much
29-01-17 MIRAGE SIGNS
Many thanks to Mary Hudson and the customers of Mirage Signs, Warminster for the £220 that has been raised for Many Tears. We are very grateful for their kindness and support.
28-01-17 PETS CORNER, READING WEST BRANCH
Enormous thanks to the folk at Pets Corner, Reading West branch for their continued support. Our lovely Fosterer Maureen recently collected a huge donation of wonderful assorted goodies that will help us hugely and have already promised Maureen some more!
Thank you so much to the staff and customers at Pets Corner for helping us... and to Maureen for her help collecting and transporting for us. Thanks!
26-01-2017 DWP IN SHEFFIELD
Our thanks to DWP at Rockingham House in Sheffield for their kind donation of £50 to help the dogs at Many Tears. We are very grateful for their support.
24-01-17 REBECCA & HER TEAM
A huge thank you to Rebeca and her wonderful team who came and spayed for us on Saturday. They volunteered the whole day which was wonderful and we are so grateful.
18-01-17 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks to Vivien who raised £130 for the Gift of Sight and £200 as a general donation towards food or anything else our dogs need by holding an auction on the Many Tears Awareness Facebook Page on 15th January. We are also grateful to everyone who took part by donating or buying items.
12-01-17 DIANE JACOB
Thank you to Diane Jacob who kindly donated £50 by collecting from colleagues in Swansea Council and family instead of buying Christmas cards and also for donating items to the recent Christmas Fayre. We are very grateful.
Our heartfelt thanks to Fionn a very kind vet who volunteered to come and castrated and spayed some dogs for us last weekend. We are so very grateful for his help.
07-01-17 M&S NEATH
Massive thanks to the staff at M&S in Neath who collected items for us in the run up to xmas (just staff, not a public collection). We received, food, new blankets and toys from them along with bedding and towels. The pictures show just some of the items they donated, it ended up a whole car full! Fantastic! We are so grateful for your kind support.
02-01-17 CAROL & STEVE WILLIAMS
A huge thank you to Carol and her husband Steve who invited their friends to a New Years Day curry at their home and held an auction for Many Tears. Friends were asked to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to be auctioned. Steve is a chef at Buckland Hall in the Brecon Beacons and they donated the food which Steve and his colleagues cooked and prepared for the auction. The event was opened by Cllr Keren Bender from Blanau Gwent and they raised a wonderful £536.00. Everyone had a great day and their friends all played a great role in helping so a special mention to:
Hat check boy/cloakroom attendant - Scott (13 years)
Drinks waiter- Steve Goodsell
Auctioneers- Colin & Nicole
Clerks- Bev & Rebecca