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 email@example.com.
22-02-27 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.
06-02-2017 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 Jessicas 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.
01-02-2017 Jessicas Art and Crafts
01-02-2017 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.
24-01-2017 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.
02-01-2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
30-06-16 KEVIN McARDLE & MISS G KEMP
A massive thank you to £1500 Kevin AcArdle & his partner Gill Kemp. Kevin is a saddle fitter & master saddler and they adopted from us. They know we are struggling and just wanted to help the dogs so each donated £1500 - just amazing and we are extremely grateful.
28-06-16 RAINFORD CRAFT FAIR
Our thanks to Audrey who raised £65 from the tombola stall she held at Rainford craft fair. She was helped by Terry her husband and Sue so our thanks to them also along with Rachel for letting us have a table.
28-06-16 NORFOLK BEAGLE GROUP
Our thanks to the Norfolk Beagles Group on Facebook who have just donated £103.00 Many Tears. A special mention must go to Tony Andrews who suggested they raised fund for us but we are grateful to everyonE who donated.
27-06-16 COLLECTION AT SANDERS GARDEN WORLD, SOMERSET
Due to the generosity shown by the customers at SANDERS GARDEN WORLD on June 25th/26th..... a much needed £581.00 was raised for the dogs at Many Tears. (Total was rounded up from £565.33p by a regular volunteer who was working during collection weekend). We are so grateful to everyone concerned and sincerely thank the management at SANDERS for once again allowing us a collection. My thanks go the volunteers and their dogs for all their efforts and enthusiasm - Jane G with cheeky Charlie and dear little Ardith (Bichon - foster dog), Taff with 'Pip the Poser' (MT Pek), Jane W from Bristol with Honey (MT Cav), Izzy (MT Cav) and Dexter (Lapso Apso) and Carol with 'Cool Dude Chips' (MT Springer) and Jennifer with adorable collie Tess. We were short of volunteers but you all did a splendid job over the weekend - thank you so much.
27-06-16 COWBRIDGE STREET COLLECTION - UPDATED!!
On Friday, 24th June our regular band of volunteers stood in Cowbridge with their dogs promoting MTAR. Sun and rain prevailed and £212 was collected. Many thanks to those who donated and big thanks to Gwyn, Carole, Gee, Catherine and the dogs for always pitching up to volunteer.
What a wonderful surprise when one of our original Cowbridge benefactors, Mr Davies, donated £100 (post event) to our collection of Friday, 24th June (thereby bringing it up to £312). This is only possible because of my right-hand lady, Catherine Scott, who has been a faithful supporter and founding member of the Cowbridge Street Can Collection Team! MTAR thanks you, and you Mr & Mrs Davies for their constant support.
Cheryl Morgan-Veck with Chester and Little Gem
PS: Roz Couzens didn't have her purse on her on the day but made a point of following up with a donation of £20. Roz always mentions MTAR to all her clients and has made a successful match between one of them and "Tulsa" now Bobby. Her donation brought the total raised to £323. :)
26-06-16 PET SUPERMARKET DONATORS!
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated from the offer at PetSupermarket. We have recevied so many donations that we cannot thank everyone individually but we are extremely grateful to everyone who did this.
24-06-16 EMMA HAVARD
A big thank you to Emma Havard who came to offer her services as a vet at the centre. Emma is starting her own practice in October in Hendy, Swansea, called Purple Dragon Vets. She was really lovely with the dogs and we truly appreciate her coming to the centre to volunteer her time.
Thank you to Petzbedz who are based near Ammanford in south west Wales who design and create custom made wooden pet beds. They brough us one to the centre to help us raise some much needed funds and we are very grateful to them.
24-06-16 CLAIRE SLEIGH
A big thank you to Claire Sleigh for making theSE wonderful beds to help us raise funds for the rescue.
23-06-16 SECOND HAND SHOP
We have just received another contribution of £1732.54 from the second hand shop in Blackwater. This is an amazing amount which couldn't come at a better time as funds are so low. So how did they do it? Well they hosted another jumble sale in Yateley which was a great success and another car boot sale at Country Market in Farnham the following week. They also have had some success with selling on eBay during the month, kindly done by Allison’s daughter in her spare time from being a full-time Mum. The shop has also been a hive of activity – completely remodelled during the month which had great feedback from customers – finding it roomier and easier to have a good old rummage. Some furniture donations have also been a good money maker. We are so grateful to everyone who is making this a success from those who run the shop, those who donate items and of course those who buy them.
22-06-16 - JULIAN'S SPONSORED BIKE RIDE
On Sunday 19th June one of our supporters did a sponsored motorbike ride with his wife, son and friend to raise some much needed funds. One of our fosterers and supporters arranged a meet and greet with others who came and cheered the riders on at the finish line and arranged for the sale of food and drink along with a small fund raising stall. This event raised and amazing £2,805 and it’s a great feeling knowing people are pulling together to keep us going. We are so grateful to Julian and those who sponsored him as well as everyone who took part in the event.
22-06-16 FOUR LOVELY LADIES
Thank you so much to out 4 lovely Glasgow ladies, who spent their holiday working their socks of helping the staff and the dogs. We will miss you all.
20-06-16 STREET COLLECT SWANSEA
With only my own two dogs and one volunteer confirmed for this collection, the Swansea Collection looked bleak. However, with Lorraine Hodson making me laugh with her enthusiastic attitude, "I'm really looking forward to it", we put our best paws forward and set up camp outside Swansea Market and did we get a welcome from Swansea Shoppers!!!! The flow of donations was non-stop for 3 hours! Lots of interest! The shoppers donated £302 (including a hefty donation from Lorraine's friends and family). Topped up by our own Ruth Long with Joe; and newbie supporter Joanna Morgan. Giving us a very respectable total of £332. I always knew I had amazing dogs and they certainly charmed the crowds to be able to come away with that amount in such a short time. Phew! Thank-you Swansea, you never fail us!
16-06-16 THE DOG HOUSE, CARMARTHEN
We would like to say huge thank you to The Dog House in Carmarthen who provide training and activity holidays for dogs and who popped in to say hello today to surprise us with an enormous amount of their wonderful, unique home made dog treats, training treats and bedtime biscuits for the dogs. We are overwhelmed with your kindness and very grateful for yoru support. Thank you!
15-06-16 SOUTH WOODHAM FERRIERS FUND RAISING
A fund raising and Many Tears promotion day was held on the bandstand in South Woodham Ferrers on Saturday 11th June. We had some very generous donations and amazing support, managing to raise £450 and sold £50 worth of raffle tickets. Hopefully we have interested some potential adopters and fosterers too.
Special thank yous to Debbie Winfield for making another 100 fabulous dog coats, Linda Galley, for her vintage head bands and iPad cushions, Androulla Antonio for her treats in a jar and sales technic! Sandra Ball for sending soft toys for our children's Tombola, Emily's aunt for making the dog cushions and for Glenda's contributions to our fund raising day.
Special mention to Chris Nicholls, for her boundless enthusiasm for promoting Many Tears, Caroline, Lee, Graham, Tracy and Antonia for coming along to help out and to everyone above for making the day such a success.
13-06-16 DOG FOOD DONATION
We would like to say a big thank you to the kind person who donated a large amount of dog food which was delivered to us via Wynnstay Agricultural Specialists. We have tried to trace the person who donated it so we can say a personal thank you but as we have been unsuccessful we will pop a thank you on here in hope that whoever it is reads it and knows how grateful we are. Thank you from us all!
13-06-16 THAMES AGILITY CLUB, NEWBURY SHOW
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone involved with the running of the Many Tears stall held at the Newbury Agility Show 10th -12th June 2016. Sylvia ran the stall along with other staff, fosterers and volunteers who gave up their precious free time to help. The stall raised a fantastic £3311.01!! Heartfelt thanks to all those who gave up their time (some their whole weekend) and also to everyone who visited the stall. Thanks especially to Thames Agility Club for hosting the event and allowing us a stall.
Our thanks to Burns who, after hearing of our plight regarding dog food, sent us an generous donation of kibble. We are so grateful to them and all our supporters who have donated food as at the moment this is a high priority item on our Wish List. If anyone would like to donate please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/2KIC7VI3K4OPU.
07-06-16 BARKING BERRY'S FUN DOG SHOW
Our thanks once again to Audrey who held a tombola stall at the Barking Berry Fun Dog show and raised £173.00. As always we are very grateful for Audrey support and everyone who helps her make these stalls so successful.
04-06-2016 CATHERINE & LEXI
Catherine & Lexi are two special supporters of Many Tears and have held several fund raising events. They have now raised £100 from recycled bottle tops which has involved a lot of hard work and we and all the dogs are extremely grateful to them.
04-06-16 LORNA MILTON
Our thanks to Lorna Milton who sent £500 for Mop's liver shunt operation. This has been a success and he had made a wonderful recovery and we are very grateful for Lorna's help in covering the cost of this.
03-06-16 ELAINE LITTLEWOOD
A huge thank you to Elaine Littlewood raised £1324.75 by running the London Marathin. The pictures show her at finish line and we think she looks amazing! We are so grateful to Elaine for doing this for us and to everyone who sponsored her.
29-05-16 DEPARTMENT OF WORK & PENSIONS, SWANSEA
Our thanks to the Department of Work & Pensions Swansea for the lovely donations they have collected for our dogs. We are so grateful for their support and generousity.
24-05-16 JOEYS LEGACY BOXER FUN DAY
We would like to say a huge thanks to Audrey and Jan who held a Tombola recently at Joey's legacy boxer fun day in Knowsley and raised a fantastic £107.00 for the Gift of Sight! Thank you so muh for your support andto all those who attended this event.
23-05-16 THANK YOU TEAM BRIDE!
Huge thanks to Team Bride our wonderful hen party who came down last weekend armed with donations and high spirits. Thank you so much for all your time ladies and for all the goodies you brought with you!
21-05-16 JUST DOGS EDINBURGH
Enormous thanks to Just Dogs,Edinburgh who have donated food, toys and useful things to the rescue as well as a donation of £25. Thank you so much for all your support.
19-05-16 PREMIER INN
Yesterday we received an incredible amount of bedding donated, surplus from the Premier Inn, Swansea Waterfront.We were visited by Aimee Reynolds, Operations Manager, Mark Staddon and MIchaela Connolly who all enjoyed meeting the dogs and seeing what happens to the bedding that they so very kindly donated at a time when we were so short.
18-05-16 SECOND HAND SHOP
Our thanks once again to the second hand shop in Blackwater, Surrey who have sent us a further £1,535. This has been raised not only from shop sales but also car boot and jumble sales. We are so grateful to everyone involved in this and would like to welcome the new volunteers Debbie, Gillian, Sue, Lisa and Sarah who have all helped the shop become such a huge sucess along with Jo, Allison, Sam, Ash and Chris. A special thanks must also go to Androulla & Jordon who have offer the shop free use of their warehouse in Billericay, Essex to store items More details of this can be found on the Shop Page.
Our thanks to the children at the CBSA who took part in a sponsored muddy assult course and raised £144.50 for Many Tears. We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part.
03-05-16 LUCY PAYNE
Last week the staff received a box of Kath Kidston handcreams from Lucy Payne. Lucy used to work in a kennels herself and thought the staff might like something to cheer them up. It was areally thoughtful gift and something all the staff will use both male and female as their hands do suffer doing the kennel work. So our thanks to Lucy for donating them and to Jojo who brought them to us.
03-05-2016 JAN & AUDREY
Out thanks to Jan and Audrey who send £138 for ouyr Gift of Sight fund but holding tombola stalls at 2 events in Billinge and Clinkham Wood. Our thanks to everyone who donated items and Terry (Audrey's husband) who did all the carrying and fetching.
-1-05-16 LHASA LOVERS UNITE
Our thanks to everyone from Lhasa Lovers Unite who took part in the Lhasa Celebration Event in Pitlochry. They raised a wonderful £115 for the dogs at Many Tears which we are very grateful for. We must also thank those members of the group who have sent us items in the post and via our Amazon wish list - your support is very much appreciated.
29-04-16 JAYNE HOBBS
Huge thanks to supporter Jayne who recently fundraised a fantastic £85.00 amongst her family and friends recently. This adds to the £108.00 she also raised at an organised event in March as well as collecting lots of goodies, dog beds etc. We are so grateful for everything you do Jayne!
26-04-16 COLLECTION AT SANDERS GARDEN WORLD
Huge thanks to the generous public for their donations to our collection at Sanders Garden World on 23rd/24th April raising a wonderful and much needed £517.49p for the dogs at Many Tears.
Our sincere thanks also to the management at Sanders for their continuing support in allowing us the collection. As always the volunteers and their dogs did a splendid job of promoting the rescue..... Heather and Taff with Pip, Jane with Charlie and Aloha, Jane with Dexter, Honey and Izzy, Carol with Chips, Margaret, Heather, Rosemary & Mike. WELL DONE EVERYONE!
24-04-16 DOWNES VETERINARY PRACTICE
Our thanks to the clients of Downes Veterinary Practice at Leigh on Sea, Essex for the donation of treats and toys.. We are very grateul to everyone.
23-04-16 COLLECTION IN BROAD STREET. READING
On a freezing cold day that started with pouring rain we managed to collect a fantastic £413.20 in Broad Street, Reading. My thanks to Julian & Julia with Orion and Puddle, Fiona with Ruby and Alfie, Kathleen, and Debbie with Kobi.
20-04-2016 SECOND HAND SHOP
It's been another amazing month for the second-hand shop who have sent £1741.45 to the rescue as their 5th contribution to help our dogs. They have a brand new sign very kindly donated by Androulla who an avid Many Tears supporter. Thank you to everyone who has helped by donating items or buying them and special thanks to the lovely volunteers who run the shop who are also holding jumble sales and car boot sales. We are sure they will have a great Month 6!!
14-04-16 PETER AND GAY BURGESS
We would like to send a big thank you to Peter and Gay Burgess for their kind donation of the many cases of disposable gloves. They thank Many Tears for their Annie ( was Wiggles ) Thanks for all your help and support!
14-04-16 GOOCHI POOCHI, WHITTLSEY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
We would like to say big thank you to the clients of Goochi Poochi in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire , for their donations of bedding , dog food and items to raise funds. Thanks everyone!!
13-04-16 THE CAN TEAM!
Our thanks to Mair and the Can Team who have raised another £277.60 recycling cans to raise money for the Gift of Sight. We are so grateful to everyone involved in this project and appreciate all the hard work than goes into collecting and taking the cans to be recycled.
21-04-2016 COLLECTION AT WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE, RUGBY
A huge thank you to Liz, Diane , Sharon , Penny , Steph and Wendy and their dogs who held a collection for Many Tears at Wyevale Garden Centre, Rugby and raised £238.17. We are also very grateful to the staff at Wyevale for allowing us to have a collection there and of course to everyone who donated.
12-04-16 PLUSH POOCHES
A big thank you to PLUSH POOCHES in Ruislip Manor, Middlesex for giving Nobia the Westie a lovely free groom today. Now she isn't just special but looks special for her Photoshoot so that she can soon find her forever home.
Many thanks from Kim and Glenda.
02-04-16 PETS CORNER
Yet another huge thank you to Pets Corner, Warminster for another large donation of food. We are extremely grateful to them for their continued support. We must also thank Jennie Inman who collected it and Debbie who transported this to us.
21-03-16 GRACE COTTAGES
A huge thank you to Grace Cottages who donate 10% of all their bookings to Many Tears. We have just received a further FANTASTIC £1841 from them and we are so very grateful for the support Pat & Richard have given us over the years. Grace Holiday Cottages are all dog friendly and are in Dorset, the west coast of Scotland, Norfolk and Snowdonia. There is no charge for dogs who are most welcome CLICK HERE to find out more.
21-03-16 TOMBOLA AT MOSSBANK, ST HELENS
Sincere thanks to Audrey and Jan who ran a tombola at Mossbank, St Helens. They raised a wonderful £59 for Many Tears. They would like to express thanks toChris forlettingthem have a space at the event, the donation from the plasterer Anthony,who is working on their house and everyone who donated items and bought tickets.
Thank you everyone!!
20-03-16 BEAUTIFUL JOES
Our thanks to Beautiful Joes for the kind donation of dog treats which as you can see are enjoyed by all!
20-03-16 SECOND HAND SHOP
The second hand shop continues to do well and this month has sent us an amazing £1,440. We are so grateful to everyone who supports the shop by either sending items to sell or buying them and to all the staff there for the time and effort they put in to making it a success not just at the shop but also having stalls at car boot sales etc.
08-03-16 PETS CORNER
Our thanks to the two Pets Corner stores in Reading Berkshire for sending us car boot full of food for the dogs. It's so kind and very much appreciated.
Our thanks again to PetShopBowl who have sent another large amount of dog food to us. We are extremely grateful to them for their continued support of Many Tears.
04-03-16 ZOE ASPINWALL
Sincere thanks to Zoe Aspinwall who very bravely did a skydive and managed to raise a whopping £500 which she has kindly donated. Thank you SO much Zoe, we are glad you are safely back on the ground!!
Huge thanks to Jane Whittaker who tirelessly promotes our Many Tears Scratchcards fundraiser. Jane recently forwarded a wonderful £125 raised from this to us which al goes to The Gift Of Sight fund to enable dogs with cataracts to be able to see. Thank you Jane for your hard work and to Janet, Leighton, Kerry and Tony for buying cards to help us fundraise.
24-02-16 LILYS KITCHEN ACT OF GOODNESS CAMPAIGN
We have been absolutely bowled over by the wonderful donation of food we have received from the kind folk at Lilys Kitchen. As part of their Lilys Kitchen Act of Goodness Campaign, they sent us some of their fantastic dog food to feed our dogs here at the Rescue.
We are also very grateful to all those who have been voting for us on the Lilys Kitchen website.
22-02-2016 JONNY MAY
A big thank you to Jonny May the Gloucester and England wing who donated a signed England World Cup 2015 rugby shirt which raised £500.
Jonny is currently recovering from a serious knee operation and we wish him the very best for a speedy recovery.
20-02-16 SECOND HAND SHOP BLACKWATER SURREY
A huge thank you to all those who donate and buy items from the second-hand shop. This month the shop has sent us £1,666.00 which was raised from the sale of all the wonderful donated items. We are so pleased this shop is proving to be a success and grateful to Jo, Ali and Chris for all the hard work they have put into making it a success and to all our surrport for all the support they have given.
20-02-16 PETS AT HOME PARK GATE FAREHAM
Huge thanks to the staff and customer of Pets At Home, Parke Gate, Fareham, Hampshire who have collected together lots of wonderful items for the rescue. We are so grateful for all your ongoing support.
20-02-16 MIRAGE SIGNS
Many thanks to Mary Hudson and the customers of Mirage Signs for their kind donations totalling £145 which we have received. We are so grateful for all your support.
19-02-16 Amanda Beardshaw
Sincere thanks to Amanda Beardshaw who raised a wonderful £80.00 from organising a dog show. We are so grateful to all those who supported the event. Thank you.
17-02-16 JOJO & AL
Thank you to Jojo and Al who are regular volunteers and fundraisers. Not only did they bring us masses of donations but a balloon rose for each of the staff for Valentines Day!
17-02-16 THE HOPE PUB
A huge thankyou to Sarah and Robin (landlady and landlord) at The Hope pub, West Norwood SE London who not only let our supporters host a pub quiz there but are behind every fundraising idea they have for Many Tears. We must also thank the following people for their generous prize donations and support:
- bunches.co.uk the online florist
- Brown & Green cafe Crystal Palace
- Black & White Kutz beauty salon Crystal Palace
- Glenda Foster from the Many Tears forum
The event raised raised £201.50 and we are very grateful to Chloe Edwards-Wood, Julie Joe, Jojo Taylor, Sinead Gumley who arranged the event and to all their friends who came down to support them on the night.
17-02-16 SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
A big thank you to the West Sussex County Council who chose Many Tears as one of the rescues they raised for. They raised £410 from the Capita Charity Raffle and Christmas Cake Sale and a special mention must be given to Jackie & Lesley who arranged these events as we are very grateful to everyone involved.
17-02-16 SANDRA BALL
Our thanks to Sandra Ball who raised a much needed £126.07 for our Gift of Sight Fund.
12-02-16 JoJos Pub Quiz
Thankyou to these people for their generous prize donations and support for a very successful quiz night held recently:
bunches.co.uk the online florist, Brown & Green cafe Crystal Palace, Black & White Kutz beauty salon Crystal Palace,Jennie Scott, Glenda Foster from the Many Tears forum, Chloe Edwards-Wood, Julie Joe, Jojo Taylor, Sinead Gumley and to all our local friends who came down to support us on the night.
Plus a HUGE thankyou has to go to Sarah and Robin (landlady and landlord) at The Hope pub, West Norwood SE London who not only let us host the pub quiz there but are behind every fundraising idea we have for Many Tears and are happy for us to hold events throughout the year…!
06-02-16 GWYNETH & CARYL THOMAS
Our thank to Gwyneth and Caryl Thomas who have over the past year come and volunteered at Many Tears and have walked both the dogs in rescue and sometimes those living with Sylvia. We recevied a lovely email from them which we would like to share with you. If you think you would like to come along and volunteer we are open 7 days a week and you can arrive any time after 11am in the winter and 10am in the summer.
Hi everyone at Many Tears
I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to volunteer at Many Tears. It has now been a whole year since we started dog walking. We have also supervised play time, groomed, given some very frightened dogs a bath and socialized some dogs and puppies. It isn't all playing with cute and fluffy puppies but it's great when it is!!
Our latest task is to collect bedding, towels, quilts etc that can be used for the dogs. Friends, relatives and neighbours all ask before throwing anything away these days.
I am sending you a few photos that I have taken over the year. My daughter gets up even earlier on Sundays these days to check if it's raining.
Keep up the excellent work that you do at Many Tears and hope to see you all again soon.
Gwyneth and Caryl
04-02-16 FUN WITH FIDOS
Sincere thanks to all involved with Fun With Fidos who have kindly Donated £100. Thank you so much.