Fundraising Events

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.

Arkfest 28th July

 All-day charity event – hosted by The Birdcage Lincoln Pub & Kitchen   4 Baggholme Road, LN2 5BQ Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Erica Grigs is raising money for ARK Animal Rescue & Retirement home, a charity that takes in animals from private homes, other rescue centres and dog wardens, most are rehomed but others live out the rest of their lives there.

Why not come along to our all day charity event which will feature live music, spoken word, comedy, childrens activities (including face painting) a raffle and a BBQ.

Final Line-up for Ark Fest (timings are subject to change)

2pm – Sam Smith (From The Detail)

2.30pm – Franky Barton (Poet)

2.40pm – Tom Conroy (Irish Dancer)

3pm – Kev Hackney

3.20pm – Seany and the B’s

3.45pm – Alex Tyler

4pm – Tim White

4.15pm – DrayZera

4.40pm – The 2 Hats

5pm – Sue Pomeroy (from the Rye Sisters)

5.20pm – Christina Truman

5.50pm – The Society of Strange Living

6.40pm – Danny Beattie

7pm – Jayde Williams

7.10pm – Hedders

7.40pm – Sophie Lavender

8pm – Dr Cornelius Porridge

8.15pm – The Angry Scotsman

8.30pm – The USA – Undying Swan Act

Any donations for raffle prizes would be very gratefully accepted and if you would like to offer any help, please contact the Birdcage on messenger and we will put you in touch with Erica!

If you would like to donate to the cause please follow this link

Now lets pray for some Sunshine !!!!




Ark Dog Show 29th July

dog _showWe are holding a  a Dog Show on Sunday 29th July 2018, starting at 1pm (gates open at 12midday) at The Ark Animal Rescue, Donna Nook Road, North Somercotes, LN11 7NX.

There are lots of classes to suit all. The first one starts at 1pm. There will also be a raffle, pet stall and tombola as well as cakes and drinks. Donation of any raffle prizes will be appreciated.

Entry to the classes will be £1 per dog per class, enrolment on the day and £1 per car for onsite car-parking.

For more information please contact us on 01507358140, by email at or via our FB page.

We now have lots of lovely raffle prizes  and thank the following people for their generosity:

Buckets of Louth, Lancaster Animal Feeds, Salon Carina, Louth Golf Club, Axe & Cleaver pub, North Somercotes, Marshchapel Service Station, The Co-op, Newmarket, Louth, Bargain Buys, Louth, Muddy Paws Country Store, Embroidery & Crafts by Emma, Grimoldby & Manby Dog Club, Lincolnshire Aviation Centre, Kirby, Tercos Financial, Jessie’s, Louth







Mark’s sponsored swim No 2

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.





Ark Amazon Wish List

PictureJust a reminder that our Amazon Wish List is still up and running. If you’d like to help in this way, click on the Amazon logo to the right and you’ll be taken straight there.

Pets at Home VIP Club

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 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

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.


Previous Events

Events that others have completed on our behalf.

Sponsored Dog Grooming Day

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.

The day was a great success, raising a fantastic £684, so we’ll probably repeat the event as it proved very popular. Thank you to Marie Bull, her daughter Natalie and friend Karen Savory who worked so hard washing and pampering so many dogs, with help from Sara from the Ark. .





Fundraiser at Kenwick Park Easter Saturday.

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.




Dog Walk Sunday 25th March

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!





Waz’s Birthday Walk

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!




Pink Floyd Tribute Band Fundraiser

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’s sponsored swim

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.

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