Supporters put on all sorts of different events and perform all sorts of different feats to raise money to keep the Ark going and we need every one of those people and their magnificent efforts and are more grateful to every single one than we can express. Below are both forthcoming events and fundraising events achieved on our behalf. If these wonderful people inspire others to do the same, then we couldn’t be more pleased.
We are holding a sponsored Dog Grooming Day on Sunday 13th May starting at 9am and held at the Ark. Marie from Shampoodles Grooming Salon in Louth will be doing the grooming and all bookings should be through her on 07555674912. Marie is very kindly giving all proceeds to the Ark. (Marie also gives a discount to all ex-Ark dogs that visit her salon)
We will also be looking for dog items that we can sell on the day for extra funds. So if you have unused or little used items in good saleable condition that you no longer want, we’d be so grateful for them e.g. beds, toys, leads, collars etc.
Please get booking your place and support the Ark!
Mark, one of our regular volunteers did a sponsored swim on behalf of the Ark last year and is now planning another one. He plans to swim 3 miles (a mile up on last time)on 31st October at 10.00am at Louth Sports Centre. He raised well over £100 last time so is hoping to beat that.
Any sponsors for Mark, please let us have details and we’ll pass them on to him.
By registering to join the Very Important Pets Club at Pets At Home, members can enjoy discounts as well as supporting animal charities of their choice amongst other advantages. To register visit www.vip.petsathome.com. When asked which store you use, you can choose either Pets At Home, Hewitt’s Circus, Cleethorpes or Alexandra Retail Park, Grimsby and not just the Alexandra Retail Park branch, as previously stated. Both stores have nominated the Ark and are participating in the scheme. As a result of this support the Ark receives vouchers worth considerable amounts which we can redeem in the store for things we need for the animals, so it’s worth doing as everybody is a winner.
Ark Charity Shop Open in Mablethorpe
|Our new charity shop, located at 18 Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 2AQ, has opened. Clothes, bedding, bric-a-brac and other items for sale can be taken there. Opening times are expected to be Monday-Saturday 10am to 3pmPlease note, due to running costs and overheads, the Ark will only receive 20% of the takings (compared to 10% of most major charity shops). We see this as 20% extra money to help with our work but is being run at present on a trial basis till we assess how it works.|
Events that others have completed on our behalf.
On a miserable Easter Saturday Kenwick Park, nr Louth held a raffle in aid of the ark which raised £119 which was very good as the weather put a lot of people off. We also had a dog stall and that raised £117, making a grand total of £236.
Thank you to Kenwick Park for supporting us yet again and also to Sara for organising and manning the stall.
Pamela Dempsy, dog psychologist and trainer, who works closely with us, organised a dog walk at 10am on Sunday 25th March 2018 from Swallow village between Caistor and Grimsby. 32 dogs turned up along with their owners and £175 was raised for the Ark so was a great success on a beautiful sunny morning.
Pamela is going to arrange more walks during the spring/summer months so do join in if you can. Thank you Pamela once again for arranging this and raising so much money!
Pamela Dempsy, dog psychologist and trainer, who works closely with us, organised a dog walk at 10am on Sunday 10th February 2018 on Theddlethorpe beach to celebrate Waz’s 10th birthday. Waz is Pamela’s mastiff who has worked with her over the last 10 years training dogs and their owners. It was a bitterly cold morning by the North Sea, but 28 dogs and their owners turned up. Pamela was asking for a minimum of £5 per dog to join in in support of the Ark and raised £150!
Thank you Pamela for organising it, also all the people and their dogs who braved the weather to support the Ark and, most of all, thank you Waz for all the work you’ve put in showing dogs how to behave over the years and congratulations on your birthday!
Full on Floyd a top Pink Floyd tribute band are doing a fundraiser on Sat Dec 9th at The Spiders Web pub in Cleethorpes. They did one for us last year and it raised £550. Tickets are available from the Spiders Web at £5 each on a first come first served basis.
Mark, one of our regular volunteers did a sponsored swim on behalf of the Ark and swam 128 lengths (2 miles) in 105 minutes and raised £121. Well done Mark and a big thank you! We hear he’s planning on doing another one soon.
The Groom Room, Weelsby Street South, Grimsby, DN32 8DN is holding a Dog Wash Fundraiser on behalf of the Ark. It’s being held on Ftiday & Saturday 13th & 14th October next.
Wash & dry will cost: Small dogs – £10 Large dogs – £15
Please telephone Leanne on 07534520869 for more details and booking. There are still a few places left on Friday 13th but Saturday is now fully booked..
Leanne only did the fundraiser one out of the two days in the end due to insufficient bookings but still managed to raise £113.59 for the Ark! We can’t thank Leanne enough for giving up her time and earnings to help our animals as well as the people who supported her and us by booking a dog wash.
We’re holding a fun dog show at the Ark to raise funds.
There will be Have a Go Agility and Clear Round Agility with a prize for the best clear round.
Various dog show classes, to be judged by Pamela Dempsey our dog psychologist and trainer
The first class will start at 12 midday.
Please come along with your dogs and join in the fun as well as boosting our funds ahead of the winter.
The day was very busy and a great success. We raised £705.79! Thank you to Pamela Dempsey who sponsored the rosettes and judged all the classes. Also thanks to everybody and their dogs who attended and donated. We’ve already bought kitten food pouches as we’re getting through 40 a day at the moment, paid for central heating for the kennels and servicing of the boilers and a pallet of wood-based cat litter. The remainder will go into our vet account to help cover upcoming vet bills. What a difference today has made!
Young Sam Godfrey wanted to raise money for the Ark and had a cake sale. He got busy in the kitchen, (no doubt with the help of his mum) and produced a load of cakes and raised a whopping £100! He presented the money to the Ark on 25th August and has sent us some pictures. We’re always so impressed when youngsters make such fantastic efforts like Sam’s to raise money to help animals in need. The future is in safe hands with compassionate young people showing what they can do. Thank you so much Sam and you can be justly proud of what you’ve achieved!
Once again we have a team of Lifestylers working in aid of the Ark. This year’s team is a group of 11 year olds, supported by a couple of parents. They have called themselves Change 4 Charity and the children are Harvey, Jamie, Mia, and Oliver. They’ve visited the Ark to arrange some volunteering and already held a carboot sale in New Waltham.
Watch this space for more activities they’ve arranged.
Sara took along her tombola stall and she and Sue also entered their dogs in to the dog show, both winning ribbons. The day fetched £172.20 for the Ark. Well done ladies and thank you to Stewton house and all involved for supporting us,
One of our Staff members, Emma, is doing a water & Wine stall in aid of the Ark at Saltfleet Gala on Sunday 13th August at 7pm.
If anybody can donate both bottles of wine and empty wine bottles she would be very grateful. They can be dropped off at the Ark any day 8.30am-4pm.
Lesley Wilkinson wanted to celebrate turning 50 by doing something memorable and decided to take the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge and raise money for the Ark at the same time. She completed this grueling course in 10 hours 31 minutes which is fantastic and has raised £500 into the bargain which she presented to us on Saturday 10th June. We can’t thank Lesley enough and know how hard she must have trained to do this. As can be seen from the photo it was misty at the top but Lesley says it was all worthwhile due to the champagne and cheese friends had waiting for her at the finish!
An enormous THANK YOU, Lesley!
Lee Shufflebotham is an Ark supporter and is doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of the Ark. He’s training hard and hoping to get as much sponsorship as possible. He has sponsor forms at work, his mums and at home and the Ark also has a copy. If you can’y get to physically sign a form, you can contact lee on email@example.com or us at the Ark and your name and sponsor amount can be added and you can pay via the PayPal link on this website, stating the donation is for lee’s challenge.
Please support Lee and the Ark in what is a very challenging fundraiser.
UPDATE:- Lee completed the challenge on what was the hottest weekend of the year in a fantastic 9 hours 21 minutes. That’s some going in that heat and we send our enormous thanks and gratitude for putting himself through that for us. The final amount raised was a fantastic £500. You’re a star, Lee!