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Monday, 14 March 2011

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The Lady Of The House and her friend Alyson are holding a spring fair next month in our village to raise money for the Retired Greyhound Trust.

The nice people at that charity have sent us lots of posters and promotional materials, which I thought I had better cast an eye over.


Yes..... They look fine. Can't see any printing errors. And they are right. We greyhounds do make great pets.

I know a lot of you who follow my blog live a LOOOOOOONG way away from us - but for those who ARE in the Burton-on-Trent area here's a few details.

The Spring Fair is on from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday April 2 and it's a great chance to pick up last-minute gifts for Mother's Day (which for us in the UK is Sunday April 3). It is at the Priory Centre (which is Stretton's village hall).

Stalls will include Alyson and the LOTH selling eco-friendly cleaning products and toiletries - which are kind to the environment and your pocket; Dawn's Jewellery; The Honey B's (homemade jams, pickles and chutneys); a lovely yummy cake stall; Craftybugs gifts for all occasions and a lady who makes dolls clothes and peg bags. There's also a bric-a-brac stall where all proceeds will go to the Retired Greyhound Trust and a fund-raising tombola for them. There's no charge for admission - but donations for the RGT are welcome.

I might take a stroll down with the Man Of The House to do a bit of meeting and greeting and see if I can show the folks that even if they can't adopt their own greyhound just now they might be able to make a small donation to help re-home other hounds.

15 comments:

Alison said...

Winnie, I wish we were close by, we would be there if we could (stupid ocean in our way!).
xoxo Winnie Cooper

Oz the Terrier said...

Hmmm, you are too far away for me to go but I hope that the event is spectacular and raises lots of money for the Retired Greyhound Trust!
Cairn cuddles, Oz

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

AirFiona has been out of commission for a while, so we will only be there in spirit, but we're hoping to see lots of pictures! And we've heard that rumor that greyhounds make great pets! (And, from one of Mom's friends who has 3 retired greyhounds, apparently you guys also make great couch potatoes! Heehee! I don't blame you, after spending all that time running around!)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That sounds like a fun fair - we hope it is very successful.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anna the GSD said...

Mmm....jams and cakes?? I'm DROOLING!! Sounds like a blast!!

Sue said...

Hope it's a lovely day and you raise loads of money.

Bobby said...

Its so good of your pawrents to raise funds to help all your look alikes Winnie. I am sure if you trot down and people see how nice you are, they might consider adoption.
Good Luck.

Mr. Pip said...

Hey Winnie, That's so great your parents are trying to raise money to help your friends!

Your pal, Pip

Erin said...

I love that picture! Winnie is ADORABLE looking over the posters! Good luck at the event, I hope it turns out great!

Aksharaa said...

BEST of Luck!We hope you have a lovely time raising those green papers and a lot more of our grey hound friends find their furever homes:)
wags, buddy, Ginger n Shadow

Benny and Lily said...

What a great idea for a good cause
Benny & Lily

scotsmad said...

We wish we could go.....we're sure you'll be a great ambassador for Greyhounds as Pets, Winnie.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

houndstooth said...

I really wish I could stop by to visit! What a great fundraiser you guys are doing.

I think you should have been the model for the poster, though!

Bunny

Finn said...

I hope the fair goes well Winnie, good luck.

Pup Fan said...

Too bad I'm on the wrong continent! Sounds like a great event. :)