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.
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
31-12-16 ANGELA JOHNS
Huge thanks to Angela Johns who runs Bailey's Knitwear who knits dog coats for us. Thank you Angela we are so grateful for all you do for us and the dogs feel warm and cosy in their coats.
29-12-16 COR CURIAD
Heartfelt thanks to all those who are part Cor Curiad who kindly sent us a donation for £20 which we received today. Diolch yn fawr i bawb, thank you to you all!
29-12-16 JENNINGS SOLICITORS
Massive thanks to those at Jennings Solicitors who came down with heaps of donations for the rescue. Thank you so much for all your support.
27-12-16 ST JOHN CARLES LODGE OF FREEMASONS
Our thanks to Andrew Ray and all the member of the St John Charles Lodge of Freemasons who raised £450.00 for the dogs at Many Tears. Pictured are Mr & Mrs Ray and their two dogs who they adopted from us last summer presenting the cheque to Andy our Foster Co-Ordinator. We are extremely grateful for their support and kindness.
27-12-16 SOUTH DEVON AMBULANCE
Our thanks to South Devon Ambulance who sent us £300 from the proceeds of their Christmas Draw. We are extremely grateful for their support.
24-12-16 AMY AND KIARNA
This is Amy and Kiarna and they live at Landsker Care, Pyle. These two amazing girls asked staff there if they could make hampers for our dogs and came down yesterday to deliver them. One hamper of treats and one hamper of toys. They were two lovely girls who were given a tour of the centre while they were here and we really hope they had a lovely time with us. We are deeply touched by their kindness and that of the staff that joined them. Thank you very much Amy and Kiarna!
23-12-16 ADMIRAL GROUP PLC
Heartfelt thanks go to the wonderful staff at Admiral group PLC who did not send Christmas cards this year and donated to Many Tears instead. Together they raised £500! Thank you so much.
22-12-16 JEAN FREEMAN
Our thanks to Jean Freeman for her very kind donation of blankets for our dogs. As you can see they love them and we are very grateful for all the hard work that went into them.
22-12-16 NEATH COUNCIL
Our thanks to Marie Davies from Neath Council who collected for donations from her colleagues of food and blankets. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed and appreciate their support.
22-12-16 SWANSEA STREET COLLECTION
The enthusiasm of the Swansea Shoppers, who once again supported Many Tears Animal Rescue with such eagerness, and overwhelming generosity, wa a pleasure to behold last Sunday (18 Dec). They enabled us to raise £1,071!!! My visitors from Oz topped it up to £1091. We can not thank you enough on behalf of all the homeless dogs waiting at MTAR.
Blessings to you all
Our thanks Deborah from Tonna who donated some lovely soft dog baskets and food for the dogs at Many Tears. We are very grateful for her support and kindness.
20-12-16 ESSEX FUND RAISER
During the past month, a group of Essex fundraisers have been busy making items to sell and running stalls at Christmas bazaars at local schools and care homes. They have raised a total of £525 plus £30 from the auction of the Magic Set donated by Richard Jones. Thanks to Linda, Androulla, Antonia, Chris and Jackie and everyone who donated and bought items, especially Debbie, who has made so many lovely dog coats for us.
19-12-16 BARNETT HILL GARDEN CENTRE
Our thanks to Diane Hartland who held a collection at Barnett Hill Garden Centre along with her band of helpers Paula and Nat Leddy and their MT Yorkies, Gill Southall who has four MT dogs and Leila Fellows. They raised a wonderful £360.00 and we are very grateful to them all along with the shoppers who so kindly donated.
19-12-16 MORRISONS, BUDE, CORNWALL
Our thanks to the customers of Morrisons (Supermarket) Filling Station at Stucley Road, Bude, Cornwall who donated their change and collected £20.29 in the Many Tears collection tin.
16-12-16 LILYS LOTTO AND BACKPACKS
Hi Everyone, Tillie the Terror Dachshund and Twiggy the ever Shrinking Dachshund here. We just want you to know how much we have raised for Many Tears. We have used our Stamp selling skills and sold £3,454.07 worth of Stamps, don't know where the 7p came from. We have sold another £160 worth of our Backpacks.( £770 in total ,we have a new range now, so watch this space) We have had enough friends join our Lily's Lotto to give them £2,000. So in all we will be sending a cheque for £5,614.07 to help our doggy friends back at Many Tears. All this wheeling and dealing and having to dress up is quite tiring so we will bid you mange tout. We hope you all have a happy Christmas and thank you to all our friends who have sent us stamps, brought our backpacks and joined our Lotto. Tillie said " Do you know Twiggy, I think this time next year we could be Millionaires".
15-12-16 WEST COUNTRY BEAGLES
Our thanks to West Country Beagles who raised £115 for Many Tears at their Christmas raffle last Sunday. They have very kindly ordered some items from our Amazon Wish List and we are so grateful to everyone who took part.
15-12-16 PETS CORNER IN WARMINSTER & JENNY INMAN
Our thanks to Pets Corner in Warminster for their lovely donations food and other items for our dogs and also to Jenny Inman who collected this and helped with transport. We are very grateful to everyone for their support.
12-12-16 MANY PENNIES
A big thank you to Glenda Foster for organising the Many Pennies fund raiser. This raised an amazing £2165.67and we are very grateful to everyone on the Many Tears Forum who took part.
11-12-16 RON THOMPSON
A big thank you to Ron Thompson and his family who have very kindly donated some lovely items to the second-hand shop to help us raise money for the dogs at Many Tears. This is really appreciate following the loss of Ron's wife Patricia and we send our condolences to the whole family for their loss.
10-12-16 GRACE HOLIDAY COTTAGES
A massive thank you to Pat and Richard who run Grace Holiday Cottages. They have raised an amazing £6,597 by donating 10% of every booking to Many Tears. Their cottages are all lovely and if you are looking for somewhere to go on holiday and take your dogs then please have a look at their website at http://www.graceholidaycottages.co.uk/
10-12-16 CABIN COFFEE SHOP
Thank you to everyone who braved the rainy weather today to come to our cabin coffee day. A wonderful 337.81 was raised!!!! Our thanks to those who who donated, baked, knitted and created items to sell and Sylvia wants to say a huge thank you to the volunteers who helped with this event
09-12-16 COWBRIDGE COLLECTION
'Quito', our Chihuahua/Volunteer stole the show by tapping the collection can with his paw when asked "where's the money go?"
'Quito' is a sharp dresser wearing eye-catching outfits to bring in the shoppers, who contributed £431; our long-standing loyal supporter - Mr Davies started us with £50; Joanna Morgan, our London supporter contributed £50. Bringing us up to a BRILLIANT total of £531!!! Thank you to all who donated, and volunteered - 'Rosie' and 'Lilly'.
Thank you to June and Rhys Morgan who count our takings. And The Vale Of Glamorgan Council for their speedy help with the Licence. Merry Christmas, Cheryl, Chester and Gem x
07-12-16 BEAUTIFUL JOES
Our thanks once again to Beautiful Joes for yet another donation of their lovely treats for our dogs. This are brilliant for training as the dogs love them and we are very grateful for their support.
06-12-16 BARKING CAT PET PHOTOGRAPHY
Our thanks to Barking Cat Pet Photography who held mini photo sessions in Prestonpans on 3rd December in return for donations to Many Tears. They raised a wonderful £120 for the dogs at Many Tears and we are extremely grateful for their support.
Enormous thanks to the kind and generous folk at Kong, who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary and very kindly sent us a selection of their Kong toys for the dogs. The dogs love their Kongs stuffed with delicious treats and it keeps the dogs busy and occupied, whilst satisfying the need to chew in some dogs. We are so grateful for all your support!
05-12-16 DYFED-POWYS POLICE
Our thanks to Dyfed-Powys Police who raised £50 from their tuck shop sales and donated this to help the dogs at Many Tears. We are very grateful to them for their support.
02-12-16 SMALL PAWS REHOMING & RESCUE
Our thanks to Small Paws Little Dog Rehoming & Rescue UK who donated £150 from the sale of their Christmas Calendar and Cards to the Gift of Sight Fund.
01-12-16 WESTIE FRIENDS & REHOMING GROUP
28-11-16 CHRISTMAS FAYRE & PARTY
Our thanks to Dee and Susan for once again organising our Christmas Fayre and Party. This was a truely fantastic event and raised money an amazing £11,262. This amount included the money raised fron the Gold and Silver appeal (£465) and a further £350 was raised by Arthur and Catherine Cooper with the sale of the MTAR car magnets they designed and the second hand shop who brought some of their stock with them but also sold other donated brick-a-brac on the day. The remainder of the money was raised through money raised from the fayre, the sale of party tickets, the raffle, the silent and several donations.
There are so many people to thank that this list is endless but every single one of you who manned a stall, donated and/or bought items, baked cakes or savouries, filled a shoe box has helped Many Tears continue to save the dogs who are so desperate for help.
Our thanks must also go to the bands one who played at the fayre which really added to the atmosphere and the other who performed at the party along with guest appearances from other supportets,
In addition to all this there was a separate plea for donation to buy a Tonovet to help our vet diagnoise those dogs who arrive with eye problems. The total donated for this was £3,011 plus a further £725 was raised by Vivienne Vardy Smith through her Many Tears Auction Page and Sylvia was handed a cheque for £3,736 which will cover the cost of the Tonovet plus other equipment the surgery needs and Sylvia was thrilled to recevie this so thanks to everyone who contributed.
28-11-16 SECOND HAND SHOP
This month the second hand shop raised £1,636 for the rescue which means they topped their £18k target for the year end by £119.79. This is a phenomenal amount which the rescue is extremely grateful for. We want to thank every single one of they who volunteer to make the shop the success it is. Unusual sales this month included a set of lawn bowls that were sold on Ebay, a pair of Ski boots, a Jaeger sheepskin jacket and a washing machine. They also held a Halloween event which was a great success with everyone dressing up and getting in the spirit along with a 1st year "birthday" party. They are hosting a cake sale on 22nd December 2016 so so pop along a make a purchase (or two!).
27-11-16 FIONA LINDLEY
A big thank you to Fiona Lindley who lives in Castleford in West Yorkshire where Many Tears is virtually unheard of. Last Saturday she did her first collection for Many Tears in the Carlton Lanes shopping centre in Castleford, along with her dog Ruby (ex Many Tears). They raised £88.78.
26-11-16 NORTH WEST WESTIES
A big thank you to North West Westies who have raised £81.80 for our dogs here at Many Tears.
Huge thanks to Naturediet who have very kindly donated 4 pallets of their food to us here at Many Tears. We are so grateful for their kindness and support and our dogs are very grateful too.
23-11-16 READING STREET COLLECTION
Many thanks to Julian & Julia with Orion and Puddle, Karen with Boz, Steph & Dale with Ruby and Debbie with Kobi who joined me at the very cold but festive street collection in Reading. We collected a wonderful £461.73. It was worth those frozen feet!
23-11-16 KAREN QUINN
Our thank to Karen Quinn who held a cake sale and raised £50 for the dogs at Many Tears.
22-11-16 ESSEX FUND RAISERS
A group of Essex fund raisers and Many Tears supporters got together last weekend for a Chinese meal and quiz night at Zen City in Westcliff. They had a lovely evening, lots of fun, good food and a successful raffle raising £260. Thanks to Linda Galley for organising the event and to everyone who took part.
22-11-16 AUDREY, JAN & SUE
Our thanks to Audrey, Jan and Sue who held a tombola stall at a Christmas Craft Fayre IN Billinge and raised £116 for the Gift of Sight Fund.
22-11-16 ARUMBA LIAN FITNESS CLASS
Our thanks to the Arumba Llan Fitness Class for their kind donation of £50 for the dogs at Many Tears.
19/11/2016 THANK YOU VIRGIN
Here are some of the wonderful volunteers from Virgin who have been with us all day, they were extremely helpful, walking and socialising with the dogs, especially our new Cypriot residents - thank you so much for all your time!
16-11-16 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks once again to Vivien who has rasied another £360.50 for the Gift of Sight by holding an auction on Facebook. This is so needed to enable us to continue to offer dogs the Gift of Sight and we are greateful to everyone who took part.
12-11-16 MASON, MALI, MORGAN, LEXI-LOU. RUBY & ROMRY
A huge thank you to Mason, Mali & Morgan Adams and Lexi-Lou Mansell, Ruby MacKnnall & Romry O'Donnell )along with parents Amy Adams and Deborah Hill) who did a sponsored walk from LC2 Swansea to Blackpill.They raised £177 and brought along all the goodies you can see in the picture. We are so grateful to them and everyone who sponsored them.
Many thanks to Claire for our new Dyson. We use this every day in the surgery and the new one was desperately needed.
12-11-16 ALEX BLACK AND MARIA PENFOLD
Our thanks to Alex Black and Maria Penfold whi raised £256 at a car boot sale in Swansea for Many Tears. We are very grateful for all their hard work and to everyone who bought something.
12-11-16 DOG StreamZ
Thank you to DOG StreamZ for there very kind donation of £600 and we are also very grateful for the collars and fetlock bands they donated.
09-11-16 TEESIDE BICHON FRISE MEET UP
A big thank you to Dawn Chapman and everyone involved in the Teeside Bichon Frise Meet up on Sunday 6th November. The event was a huge success with over 60 bichons and their owners/families turning up. They raised a wonderful £340.45 in just two hours for Many Tears and we are very grateful to everyone.
07-11-16 REBECCA AND FIONN
We are hugely grateful to Rebecca from Summerwood Vets and Fionn from Fishguard Vets who gave up their time off to come and spay and neuter dogs for us. This has helped our dogs move to their new homes much quicker and we really appreciate the time they spent here.
06-11-16 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks to Vivien Vardy-Smith for the £90.00 she raised for the Gift of Sight from an auction she held on Facebook. We are grateful to everyone who took part.
06-11-15 AUDREY & SUE
Our thanks to Audrey and Sue for the £55.40 they raised for the Gift of Sight from a tombola stall they held at an event in Rainford. We are grateful as always for their support.
05-11-16 THANK YOU VIVIEN
We have received another amazing cheque received from Vivien - £580 in total. £380 from the October quilt raffle raised on her Facebook Auction page and £200 from a Halloween supper party that she and her family held. We are so grateful for all your support Vivien, thank you!
03-11-16 DAWNUS BAKE SALE
Our thanks to Claire Jenkinson and everyone involved in the Dawnus Bake Sale which raised £200. We think the cakes look yummy!
31-10-16 SAM BARROW
Our thanks to Sam Barrow and everyone who helped her with her fund raising event. She had a stage built and an Abba tribute band perform and raised money partially from the ticket price, some from donations of people who could not attend but the majority from an auction of donated prizes. They raised a wonderful £1250 and we are extremely grateful to everyone involved.
30-10-16 TIM & WENDY WHITING
Our thanks to Tim and Wendy Whiting who adopted Nimbus (Nancy) and organised a sponsored walk at Rushcliffe Country Park,
Ruddington, Nottingham and raised £351.04. We are very grateful to everyone who took part and to those who sponsored them.
29-10-16 KIRSTY CONTRERAS-STACEY
Our thanks to Kirsty Kirsty Contreras - Stacey who held a Zymbathon on 16/10/16 at The Village Hotel in Cardiff. This event raised a wonderful £953.50 for Many Tears and we are extremely grateful to everyone who took part and Kirsty for organising it.
Our thanks to PetsCorner in Melksham for their kind donation of dog food and biscuits. We are grateful for their kindness and support.
27-10-16 SECOND HAND SHOP AND DEE'S PETS
Our thanks once again to the second hand shop in Blackwater who have raised another £1500.00 along with and donation from one from their local pet shops – Dee’s Pets in Sandhurst for £35.00 who have also been collecting for the rescue.
They are holding a Halloween event and you love to see any supporters come to the shop for a scary snack and devilish drink, as well as spending some money – even it’s just in the coppers jar. There will be various entertainments for the kids.
They are also celebrating their first birthday party on 17th November 2016 at 10.00am to late – all will be welcome so do please pop along. You will find the address for these events here http://www.manytearsrescue.org/secondhandshops.php
27-10/16 SHARKARAH & KADIE
26-10-16 OLD RAILWAY LINE GARDEN CENTRE
A huge thank you to all the customers of the Old Railway Line Garden Centre who have donated food and other items to the dogs at Many Tears Animal Rescue. Dogs lives are being saved because of your generosity, your support is very much appreciated.
23-10-16 JULIE COLTHART
Our thanks to Julie Colthart who held an Autumn Fayre in aid of Many Tears on Saturday 8th October and raised a wonderful £1120.50. We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part and helped Julie make this the success it was.
21-10-16 LILY'S KITCHEN
A massive thanks to Lily's Kitchen for their generous donation of dog food. We we so grateful to them for this and know our dogs will enjoy tucking in!
19-10-16 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks to Vivien Vardy-Smith who raised another £250 for Many Tears from her auction page on Facebook. In addition to this she also raised £65 for the Gift of Sight Fund. Our thanks goes to everyone who took part and as always we are very grateful for the support
17-10-16 CRIBBS CAUSEWAY COLLECTION
Our annual collection at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway on 15th October was again very successful due to the generosity of the public. A wonderful £579.23p was donated.
Additionally a kind lady gave us 2 x £10 Marks and Spencer vouchers which will be used for the Christmas Fayre raffle in November. We are so grateful to everyone concerned. Our thanks as always to the management at The Mall for allowing the collection which not only raised much needed funds but also gave us a platform to enhance the profile of MT in the Bristol area.
Last but not least I would like to thank the volunteers who, with their dogs, did such a fantastic job of representing the rescue:- Shela and Darcy with Brax, Jane W with Honey, Izzy and Dexter, Nicola and Eva with Chase, fosterer Jayne H with Charlie and Toby, Sandy and Dyck with Greta and Tilly, Heather, Steph, Dee, Caroline, Phyllis, fosterer Lynne J and fosterer Julie D. Well done everyone!!!
In addition to the amount raised above, fosterer Lynne J gave me a bag of coins etc - from her own loose change pot and a donation from fellow dog walker Malcom amounting to a further £78.65p. Also Jane W from Bristol held a table top sale in aid of MT raising a further £131.05p. So a cheque to MT for £788.93p from us all tomorrow! Thank you all so much for your support......very much appreciated. Jenni x
11-10-16 COLLECTION - EXETER CITY CENTRE
Huge thanks to the generous public for donating a fantastic £852.01p on our collection on 8th October in Exeter. We are so grateful to everyone concerned. My sincere thanks also go to the many volunteers who gave up their time so willingly:- Sue with Teddy, Sue with Jo Jo, Nic with Archie, Shelley & Peter, Angie & Huw with Zinc, Sue, Sybil and Shirley, Julie and Ellie with Marmite and Treacle, Lynda and Tony with Buddy and Tilly, Sue, Carol with Chips, Justine and Chris with Abby and Tara, Vicki and Mike with Layla, Chris with Rosa and Kitty. Your combined efforts and enthusiasm was just wonderful. The dogs as always proved a massive attraction and did a splendid job of representing the rescue. We had many inquiries and leaflets taken and felt there was much genuine interest in the rescue. Well done everyone!! We have 3 more collections in Exeter between now and Christmas - I hope to see many of you again. Thank you all so much for your support.
10-10-16 CABIN COFFEE SHOP
The Many Tears Cabin Coffee Shop was opened again on 8th October and raised a wonderful £703.75. Our thanks to Adrienne, Caroline, Debbie, Sarah and Elke plus everyone who donated, baked, knitted and created items to sell. We must also thanks everyone who came along and supported us on the day. There is a Christmas Coffee Morning being planned in December so watch the events page for more information.
10-10-16 MAIR GIBB & ANN WELDON
Our thanks to Mair Gibb and the Can Team for raising £235.75 from the recycling of aluminium cans for the Gift of Sight and also to Ann Weldon for £20 she sent from dog coats she made made which is also for the Gift of Sight. We are very grateful for both donations.
06-10-16 NUTS ABOUT MUTTS
A big thank you to Michelle at nutsaboutmutts.co.uk ‹‹for her donations of two large parcels of goods from her one stop doggy shop.
02-10-16 CHISWICK DOG SHOW
I would like to thank Gill, Lesley, Deborah, Margaret, Joanne, Toni and Sian as well as Maria with her 2 foster dogs and her own 2 as well as Rosie for arranging the stall again. Such a great team of friends.
We raised £422 plus loads of interest in what Many Tears do, maybe 2 adoptions, and a photo to remember with Ant of Ant and Dec.
The sun for the third year was very hot for the end of September and it bought in the crowds and their doggies from far and wide. The tombola was a great success, lots of dog cushions and goodies were sold and I would like to thank all my Many Tears friends who sent lovely items to sell because even from afar they were part of our lovely team.
29-09-16 SUPPORTING THE RESCUES GROUP
Our thanks to the Supporting the Rescues and Appeals for Dog Group on Facebook who ran a lotto fund raiser and donated the £60 they raised to the dogs at Many Tears. We hope you all had a good time raising this for us and your kindess is appreciated.
29-09-16 DOG BEDS FOR OUR CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Big thank you for our lovely ladies in Scotland for making these wonderful beds for our Christmas Fayre which will be held on Saturday 26th November 2016 at
Tumble Hall, Heol Y Neuadd, Tumble, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 6EL along with food and treats for our dogs.
We must also to M&S for transporting them to us - we are very grateful.
28-09-16 SECOND HAND SHOP
The second-hand shop in Blackwater, Surrey has had another marvellous month and as a result are have sent £1758.50 to the rescue. This was a record month for them and although Chris and Jo were on holiday for part of it Ally, Sam, Gillian, Cathy, Sarah, Joy and Lisa all worked incredibly hard why they were away so so our thanks must go to them. This month donations included a hen house, rabbit hutch, fridge freezer and a collection of hand bells!
Despite the steering box breaking and the ship having to pay £170 for the part and repair they have reaised £14,983.79 to date. Their target is £18K and we are sure they will reach this! They are planning a Halloween event at the shop where they will be dressing up and their lovely cake baker, Margaret will be preparing some scary cakes for all our visitors. More info to follow soon on that soon.
If you have anything you would like to donate to the shop and are delivering them to Many Tears can you please pack them as watertight as possible as recently they have received damp items which are sadly unsaleable.
28-09-16 MONSTER PET SUPPLIES
A huge thank you to Monster Pet Supplies who sent this amazing amount of food and treats for the dogs at Many Tears. We are extremely grateful to them for their help and support so why not visit their website where you will find food, accessories and other items for your pets.
20-09-16 JULIE KING
A massive thank you to Julie King who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro this summer to raise money for Many Tears.
After adopting her two beautiful huskies, Sky and Star, Julie wanted to do something to help other dogs like them. We are so grateful to her for doing this and to everyone who sponsored her. What great achievement!
19-09-16 LESLEY'S DOG TREATS
A huge thank you to Lesley who has raised £500 from the sale of her wonderful home made dog treats. She has used this to buy some much needed food for our dogs are we are extremely grateful for her support.
The demand for Lesley's dog treats has been amazing and people are contacting her all the time wanting more.
If you would like to buy some you need to join our forum where you will Lesley posts when she has treats to sell.
17-09-16 PICTURE PAWFECT
Our thanks to Picture Pawfect who held a dog photography workshop and raised £322. We are very grateful to them for their support.
14-09-16 LLUEST DOG SHOW
Huge thanks to Caroline Davies and everyone who helped run a stall at Lluest Dog Show. They raised £130.30 and we are very grateful to to everyone who supported us at this event and attended the show.
13-09-16 HAMPSHIRE BICHON OWNERS
Our thanks to the Hampshire Bichon Owners group on Facebook who held a dog meeting at their local pub and raised £250 for Many Tears by selling cakes. We must thank the landlord for allowing them to do this. As you can see from the pictures everyone had a lovely day and we are very grateful to them all for their support.
SOUTH WOODHAM RUGBY CLUB
Our thanks to Jacqui who arranged a Many Teasr stall and the South Woodham Rugby Club Fun Day last weekend. They had a successful day, despite the weather and raised £200.
Our thanks to Androulla and Antonia for their help on the stall and they had a special visit from this years Britain's Got Talent winner Richard Jones the magician.
08-09-16 DOGGIE SQUARES GAME
Our thanks to our friends, fosterers and supporters who donated prizes and played the squares game on the Many Tears Forum and raised a £1,000 to buy dog food for the rescue.
We have had a wonderful response to our plea for unwanted Gold and Silver and in the last couple of months £2,750 has been raised to enable us to buy passports for dogs desperate to be rescued. A special thank you to Jennifer Ellison for the items she sent.
06-09-16 BURNS DOG SHOW
Our thanks to Alex Black, Caroline Davies, Susan Perkins, Elke Stilgoe, Gill Kemp and Jen Black
who helped with the Many Tears stall at the Burns Show at Pembrey. A special mention to Sarah Groves IMDT dog trainer and her colleague Julie for kindly popping in to provide training tips for donations and to Liz Middleton who donated £78.31 from the sale of dog leads and harnesses to our takings, making a grand total of £862.29 for the day.
06-09-16 WORKING LINKS CHARITY TEAM SWANSEA
Our thanks to the Swansea/West team at Working Links Charity who spent a day at Many Tears last year helping us with the day to day tasks of the rescue centre. When they heard we needed help and donations Gareth (Swansea office) asked the team to see if they could donate any unopened dog food, wet or dry, bedding, towels, sheets, shampoos etc. The team (300+ staff) all rallied around and wanted to support Many Tears
Our sincere thanks to Wilkinsons for the huge donation of food for the dogs. We are extremely grateful for their support.
06-09-2016 THE VILLAGE PUB, LILLAY, SWANSEA
Our thanks to The Village Inn Pub in Killay, Swansea whose customers donated £100 for the dogs are Many Tears. We have very grateful to them for their support.
04-09-16 SECOND HAND SHOP
The second hand shop in Blackwater has had yet another amazing month and have sent £1615.10 to the Rescue for their 9th month. This amount is raised from their ragman collections and shop sales, minus operating expenses and adhoc costs.
The shop has been overwhelmed with donations this and both the shop and lock up are very full, so they are planning jumble sales/car boots and 50p sales in the shop. They also still require regular volunteers so if you know of anybody at a loose end that would like to give a few hours up in the week, help would be appreciated please do get in touch with them. You find details here http://www.manytearsrescue.org/secondhandshops.php
Our thanks yo everyone who has donated, bought or volunteered at the shop. It really has provided a vital income for the rescue.
04-09-16 STANSTED FUN DOG SHOW
Thanks to my lovely helpers and judge we raised £865 Saturday afternoon I was especially touched that supporters and fosterer travelled to show their support.
Thank you Sylvia x
Our thanks to Wuffitmix for their vey kind donation of dog food. We are extremely grateful to them for their support.
THE GUILDHALL COLLECT IN EXETER
Huge thanks to the volunteers who gave up their time on Bank Holiday Saturday (27/8) to help at the collection in Exeter at The Guildhall. Due to public generosity we raised a wonderful £461.47p for the dogs at Many Tears. Additionally a shopping trolley was filled with dog food and treats purchased from Sainsburys. We are so grateful to everyone concerned. My thanks to Sheryel, Centre Administrator, and to Sainsburys for allowing the collection. The dogs, brought by the volunteers, were so well behaved and a credit to the rescue. My thanks to Angie with Zinc (Ex MT Lab), Shelley & Peter, Sue - fosterer from Exeter with Jo Jo (Ex MT Pug), Justine and Chris - fosterers from Exeter with Abby and Autumn (Labs), Sue - fosterer from Teignmouth, Jane with Daisy (Ex MT Cocker was Chapter), and fosterer Chris from Callington with Shola (MT Springer). Your enthusiasm and effort was very much appreciated. I look forward to seeing you all with your dogs on our Street Collection in Exeter on Satruday 8th October.
28-08-16 SARAH HINVEST
We had a wonderful vet called Sarah Hinvest who came and donated her time to the rescue on Friday. She carried out spays and neuters and then we asked her to look at Disco a beautiful black and white cocker spaniel with what we thought was a large hernia. Sarah opened her up and discovered a huge mass (about the size of a grapefruit full of puss and about to burst which would probably have ended Disco's life. Sarah believes this may have been caused by Disco swallowing a foreign body which created a massive infection. We are so grateful to Sarah not only for her generous donation of time but also for the fact she adopted Disco!
A huge thank you to Burns for their really kind and generous donation of 50 large bags of dog food. We are extremely grateful to them.
26-08-16 BEAUTIFUL JOES
A big thank you to Beautiful Joe's who have sent another 30 packets of Ethical Liver Treats. They have also donated a Honey's Prize Hamper Voucher and a Beautiful Joe's Ethical Liver Treats 3 month subscription for us to use to raise funds
Every time you buy a packet of Beautiful Joe’s ‘Perfectly Behaved’ Liver Treats they give the same quantity of treats away to rescues like us. So please if you want to buy some ethical dog treats for your dogs and also help those in rescues have a look at Beautiful Joe's website and order some treats. You will not only be buying some delicious treats for your own dogs but also for those in rescue.
25-08-16 THANKS LISA & STUART
We would like to exress our sincere thanks to Lisa and Stuart who came to Many Tears for a weekend to volunteer. Whilst with us they worked their socks off! They also filled their car with donations from friends, family and work colleagues, and not only that, they sold £700 worth of raffle tickets!!
Finally ending their time at MT by transporting a beautiful deaf /blind dog to her fosterer, bathing her first, and bringing her back, right to the fosterers door. We are so grateful for everything you have done for us, please come back soon!
24-08-16 MELISSA & LILY
Our thanks to and Melissa Herbert and Lily Harrison-Browns for the donations theyh brought to the centre on Sunday. We are very grateful to them both for their support and for taking the time to come and visit us.
24-08-16 DOG FOOD
A huge thank you to everyone who has ordered CJS food for us. This is the fist pallet load to arrived and will be a tremendous help to us.
We must also thank every one of you who have order other food to be sent directly to us and contacted pet food companies asking them to donate food. The response has been overwhelming and there are just not the words to say how very very grateful we are.
23/-8-16 PAWPERS & COMPANION CARE VETS
Our thanks to PawPers Fundraising Group for helping towards the neuter costs for Dawn which enabled her to stay in foster and only have one final move to her forever home once she ready to be adopted.
We also thank Companion Care Vets in Exeter who have treated Dawn with love and kindness and helped her to learn to trust and be braver about experiencing new places. We are very grateful to them.
20-08-16 TO GOOD TO WASTE
Our thanks to To Good To Waste who have donated lots of duvets for the dogs at Many Tears. These will be used to both keep our dogs warm in the winter and to make dog beds to sell at events. We are so grateful for them being so helpful and lovely to the people who collected these for us and for being so caring about our dogs.
20-08-16 JESSIE BASCOMBE
A big thank you goes to Jessie Bascombe who kindly donates to Many Tears on a regular basis. She has passed on surplus items for over a year now and often sends generous amounts including 20 plastic dog beds last week and lots of food this week and we are very grateful for her support!!
A huge thank you to everyone involved in Woofstock which raised just over £1800 for the dogs at Many Tears. This was orgainised by Jojo Entwisle one of our lovely supporters and we know how much hard work went into this. Our thanks also to Josef Pitura-Riley who worked so hard building the website and editing the video together and Neil Johnson for his PR assistance. Other thanks should go to Al, Jase, Jo, Chloe, Rhiannon, Rachel, Laura, Stacey and Jonny, all the acts who donated their time for free and the companies who donated a prize to the raffle.
16-08-16 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks yet again to Viv who has raised another £300 from her Facebook Auction that she holds for MT. She has been helped by lots of people and so our thanks also goes to Gill Kemp, Androulla Antoniou, Edwina Graham-Holder, Lisa Baskott, Penny Tsolakis, Nansi Harding Williams, Joan Hanson and Debbie Collins who have all donated and bid on items and Lisa Baskott who does a dog picture every other week towards the auction. We are grateful to everyone involved both donators and bidder and of course Viv who organises it all.
15-08-16 ELEN & ANNA MARTIN
A huge thank you to Elen and Anna Martin who climbed the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Many Tears. They completed it in 14 hours 50 minutes and raised £310. We are so grateful to them for this tremendous effort and to everyone who sponsored them.
14-08-16 FALMOUTH STREET COLLECTION
Our thanks to Claire Sleigh, Lynn Young and Mary Neville whioraised £40 from a collection in Falmouth on 2nd August. It was wet day and so we are very grateful to them for standing in the rain collecting and giving out information about Many Tearrs,
14-08-16 LAUREL DAVIES
Our thanks to Laurel Davies for raising £45 for the dogs at Many Tears.
12-08-16 AUDREY GORMALLY
Our thanks to Audrey who held a tomobola stall at Newton Town Show on the 6th August and raised £240.00 for the Gift of Sight Fund. We are so grateful for all the hard work Audrey puts into raising funds for us and to everyone who helps her.
12-08-16 VIVIEN VARDY-SMITH
Our thanks to Vivien Vardy-Smith our lovely Mad Poodle Lady for holding another online auction on 7th August Auction and raised £325.00. We are very grateful for her continuous support and to everyone who took part.
07-04-16 JUNE DIX
Our thanks to June Dix for her kind donation of £30 altong with some items for the tombola stalls. She made some lovely cards for us to sell and donated bedding and towels. We are very grateful for her support.
05-08-16 DOGS DAYS OF SWANSEA
A big thank you to Gary Hirst, Geraint James and Tom Brain who organised a really good and unique photography event by placing signposts in local dog walking parks, with various treats for dogs and people sent in photos of their dogs finding the treats! Those who sent in pictures were offer the chance of their dog(s) have a pet portrait taken and charged £10 (a pecentage of this came to MT) plus a bag of dog food to receive a as part of a photoshoot. They raised £168.00 and as you can see from the photo a large amount of dog food. We are very gratful to everyone who took part in this event, inlcuding those who donated dog treats, balls etc and of course everyone who sent in photos of their dogs finding them!
05-08-16 MARION CHAMBERS
Our thanks to Marion Chambers for the lovely blankets she has made and donated for our dogs..
01-08-16 COLLECT AT BARNETT HILL GARDEN CENTRE, STOURBRIDGE
Our thanks to Diane Hartland and her sister who held a collection at Barnett Hill Garden Centre, Stourbridge on 24th July. They raised a wonderful £106.45 and also chatted to people and raised awareness about Many Tears which we are very grateful for.
Thank you TO Sarah from Hereford for clipping bathing and beautifying over 10 dogs today. You're a star!
28-07-16 It’s been a really busy time
It’s been a really busy time. I picked up a large amount of dogs in Ireland last week that had done their time to be able to travel with passports. Then on coming home and settling them in I started loading the van and horse trailer with all the amazing beds and donations that our supporters have given to raise funds. I then did the 6 hours drive to the venue, spent three intense days at the show setting up, selling items and then packing up and driving home - getting back at 1.20 pm on Monday morning all this has taken its toll but we raised just over £4,000 which of course is an amazing amount, so THANK YOU for all your help.
By Monday night I was loaded again to go to pick up the the other passported dogs. We returned yesterday and am now busy bathing, grooming, health checking and caring for the new intake. Walking around looking at them yesterday I lost it and started crying. I never do this in front of my staff but sheer exhaustion and worry lead me to it. Two bulldogs slobbery kisses and I was back on track.
Busy busy times for us all here and now your time, support and help is really needed. We of course want to carry on but we are so financially compromised. Our dogs can cost thousands in vet bills many come to usm needing leg, eye, heart surgery and so much more. Just not sure how to keep this up but do know I will try.
Thank you again to the amazing helpers who turned up at Ardingly and to those who sent items to sell - I could not have raised these funds without you.
27-07-16 VICKIE & JANE
Thank you to Vickie and Jane for coming and to help us start the epic task of grooming our new arrivals. We have a lot of dogs in need of a bath and groom so if you can help please email us at email@example.com
26-07-16 TRICIA HOPKINS & AUCTION FOR SPANIELS
Our thanks Tricia Hopkins who set up a Crowdfundraising page to help the dogs at Many Tears. Donations were received from many of our supporters on both Facebook and several spaniel sites whose members all donated. A wonderful total of £2450.20 was raised which is so badly needed at the moment and we send a huge thank everyone who donated. A special mention must go to Auction for Spaniels who also held an auction for us and raised a further £400.00 we are extremely grateful for their support.
20-07-16 SECOND HAND SHOP
The second hand shop in Blackwater have just completed their 8th month of trading and we are overwhelmed with yet another fantastic donation of £1,610.00. One of the things they did this month was to host a joint evening event with their neighbouring shop - a beauty salon called Corinthian Spa - who offered mini treatments, whilst they Chris auctioned some of their lovely things people have donated. They had childrens face painting and a BBQ and it was very much a family event in aid of both Many Tears Animal Rescue and Woking hospice. This event alone raised £400 and we are told Chris certainly found his vocation as an auctioneer! So again our thanks to everyone who has donated items. bought items and played a part in making the shop so successful
Thank you to everyone who joined us on our walk down at the river in South Woodham, in memory of Thimble. We collected almost £100 in donations. Special thanks to Androulla for making her "pots of love" to give out to the walkers, providing biscuits for the dogs and for the lovely memorial stone she donated. Thank you also to the members of the K9 dog club who supported us.
20-07-16 MIRAGE SIGNS
Our thanks to Mary Hudson and the customers of Mirage Signs, Warminster for the £145 raised for Many Tears. We are extremely grateful for your kindness and support.
19-07-16 BUSH HOUSE VETERINARY GROUP
Our thanks go to Bush House Veterinary Group and its customers who have donated £80.04 via the Collection Tins in the 4 branches. We are grateful to everyone who put their change in the pots - it all adds up and helps
19-07-16 ARMITATGE PET PRODUCTS
We are so grateful to Armitage Pet Products who sent us a half pallet of Wafcol Kibble. This food is enjoyed by all the dogs here and we are extremely grateful for this donation as food is deperately needed. We have added this to our Amazon Wish List so if anyone would like to donate some they can order it to be delivered directly to us.
19-07-16 TEESIDE BICHON MEET UP
Our thanks to everyone who took part on the Teesside Bichon Meet Up on Sunday and raised £263.12 for Many Tears. We hope you and your dogs all had a wonderful day and we are grateful for your support.
19-07-16 THE DOG BARN
Our thanks to Audrey who raised £92.60 at as event on at The Dog Barn on Sunday. Audrey was given lots of dog treats to sell and our thanks goes to Michelle for donating these along with everyone else who donated items for the show. A big thank you to Sue who helped Audrey on the day and to The Dog Barn for letting us have a stall.
18-07-16 SARAH AND SIAN
A big thank you to our lovely vet Sarah and vet nurse Sian for giving up a day to come to Many Tears to spay and neuter our dogs. We really do appreciate this.
18-07-16 JADE JONES
A big thank you to Jade Jones who set up an Animal Fundraising Page on Facebook and auctioned items to raise funds. She has sent us £309.25 to help the dogs at Many Tears and we could not be more grateful in these difficult times.
18-07-16 MAUREEN TERRY
Our thanks to Maureen Terry who has been saving her 50p's for our passport appeal. Today we have received a cheque is for £360 which will help us save so many dogs' lives and we are extremely grateful.
Thank you to Paul for all the money that he has donated from his high quality tags that he makes for all the fosterers, volunteers and adopters. The total raised has just reached £2,500 and we are so very grateful for his continuing support. If you would like to view or order one or more, they are on the Companies Supporting Many Tears section.
14-07-16 DRENCH HAIR DESIGN
A big thank you to Zoe and her friends at Drench Hair Design, in West Ealing, London for all the food, treats, beds/bedding and goodies that they donated for the dogs at Many Tears. It was so very good of you to think of us as they are so very much appreciated, please thank everyone for their kindness.
11-07-16 CAMPING WEEKEND
Our thanks to everyone who took part in this year's camping weekend in Somerset. This is organised by Dee and Milica two of our fosterers and both friends and fosterers on our forum attended. They raised a wonderful £702.55 and we thank everyone who both provided items to sell, cakes and other food to buy and ran events. We hope you all had a great time!
11-07-16 SHARON TAUBENHEIM
Our thanks to Sharon Taubenheim who hosted a tea party for MT. This was a great success with about 50 people attending and they raised £1,150!!!! We are delighted the event was so successful and our thanks to everyone who took part. Sharon is now planning on thhis being an annual event!
11-07-16 MARIE HIGHAM
A huge thank you to Marie Higham she has just adopted Bubble and donated £800 along with the normal adoption fee. We are so grateful as this could not have come at a better time and we wish her and Bubble a very happy life together.
Thank you so much to Lila for this lovely picture. We could not write to thank you as there was no address. We love the pictures and all the tears are so accurate. We wanted to share it with all.
08-07-16 SURPRISE BURNS FOOD DELIVERY
Once again we have had a surprise delivery of very much needed dog food. We received a whopping 40 sacks of Burns dog food which was delivered to us yesterday. We are deeply grateful and there were more than one member of misty eyed staff here when we received this wonderful gift. Thank you SO much to whoever donated this - we don't have a name to thank you personally.
07-07-2016 PAW IT FORWARD
A huge thank you to the Paw it Forward Auction for Rescue Group on Facebook. They recently held an auction and we were delighted to received a wonderful donation of £762.00. This really will be a tremendous help and we are very grateful to everyone invloved.
06-07-2016 KAREN QUINN
Our thanks to Karen Quinn who raised £50 from cake sales to help the dogs at Many Tears. We would also like to thank everyone who bought thema and are sure you all enjoyed them!
05-07-16 CANINE CAPERS, ST HELENS
Our thanks to Audrey who raised £120 for our Gift of Sight Fund by holding a tombola stall at Canine Capers, St. Helens Merseyside. We are very grateful to everyone who took part and help Audrey with her stall including her husband Terry who helped her set up and take down the stall.
02-07-16 TERRY & CLAIRE SLEIGH
The staff, dogs, Bill and I want to say a HUGE thank you to Claire and her husband Terry for their amazing support. Terry came and worked long long hours fixing all the things that needed repairing at Many Tears. Claire made wonderful dog beds to sell and sent a new dryer for our dog bedding that is washed all day every day to ensure comfort to our poor inmates. She also sent crisps to keep the staff going. THANK YOU.
01-07-16 LEIGHTON WATKINS
Huge thanks to Leighton Watkins who is a Many Tears supporter who decided to do some fundraising. He is a member of the Tredegar Male Voice Choir. With their support he organised a concert to raise funds for us. The evening consisted of songs from the choir, a raffle and also some members of the choir who are musicians formed a band for the night and played a set as well. Matthew and Delyth from the staff team attended to represent the rescue on the night. In addition Leighton also did a sponsored one armed push up, alternating between arms. The total he raised from these events was a wonderful £1,667.56 !
In addition to this Leighton comes to the centre every few weeks with a car full of donations for us and sells our scratch cards too. He really is one of our special knights in shining armour and we are so very grateful for all his support.