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.

The Ark Rescue Kennel Roof Appeal

The Ark Animal Rescue kennels are in desperate need of repair we ve been quoted £2750 inc vat to replace the existing flat roof which is leaking due to age. The 6 kennels house rescue dogs and are at the point of collapsing . Without this work we won’t be able to cope with the usual post Christmas influx . We have set up a GoFundMe appeal. Please help every penny is helpful. You can donate by going to our FB page here:

Fundraiser, Popping Cafe, Mendip Ave Grimsby 20/11/18

Vickie Gilby is having a coffee afternoon to raise money for the women’s refuge and the Ark.
Popping cafe is opening just for her on Tuesday 20th and donating the cafe, water and electric to her and she’s absolutely overwhelmed by this kind support. There are some lovely raffle gifts and name cards. There’s coffee, tea and juice and loads of cakes ( home made) to sell… Please come along and bring a friend and help support this.

Popping cafe
Mendip avenue
Scartho village
1-3pm Tuesday 20th November
There are hampers, win cleaning for an hour, £10 voucher for melts, win cut and blow dry etc.. Some lovely gifts have been donated for this. Plus if anyone has anything they can donate to any of them, the Ark needs a lot of help, then please bring them along. Thank you so much for your support. If you can’t make it you can still have a go on name cards or buy cakes etc just pm Vickie please (via FB). £1 cuppa, cheap prices on cakes…


The Ark Christmas Wish

Every donation made makes such life changing differences to the animals in our care. This winter our Christmas wish is for each supporter of The Ark to donate £1 each.

Our Facebook page alone has over 7000 followers so just 50p each would mean a fantastic amount of funds raised in this financially stretching season.

If you would like to make our Christmas wish come true payment can be made via PayPal

2019 Calendar

We’ve now received the 2019 calendar. They cost £5 each and can be obtained from The Ark or Eastfield vets, both in North Thoresby and Cleethorpes. They can be posted out but will incur an extra cost of £2.50 for P&P. Payment can be made via PayPal on our Donations page. Our thanks go to the sponsors who have financed the printing. All enquiries to the Ark on 01507 358140 or by email via our Contacts page..


Ark Charity Shop in Mablethorpe

Ark Charity Shop in Mablethorpe

Our charity shop, is moving from Victoria Road to 92 High StreetMablethorpe LN12 1AS and opens there on Thursday 25th October 2018. It’s where Dave’s cafe used to be. Clothes, bedding, bric-a-brac and other items for sale can be taken there. Opening times are Monday-Saturday 10am to 3pm ish. Please support us by popping in to visit.


Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Catherine Smith of Nail Oasis, 97A Eastgate, Louth, LN11 9PL. is organising a Christmas Shoebox Appeal for the animals at the Ark. If you can help by donating suitable gifts for cats and dogs, please take them to Catherine at the Nail Oasis from Mondays – Fridays anytime between 10am and 5pm. Thank you!




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. .





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.


Previous Events

Events that others have completed on our behalf.

Refurbished kitchen

Huge thanks to a very kind lady who donated some money towards our much needed kitchen area. This area has been desperate for new worktops and sinks and new water heater

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Beth Button’s Christmas Fair

Well done Beth Button holding a Christmas fair at Marshchapel on the evening of Weds 7th November. It was a real success and well attended, lovely stalls and lovely people . The raffle and our stall raised an amazing £374.20!!! This is going to help pay for our recent oil delivery to keep out rescue dogs warm this winter – yes they have central heating!! Thank you to everyone that helped out to organise and to those that very kindly donated X x

Just a selection of photos below.

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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.

He did it! He managed all 3 miles and we’re just waiting to hear how much he raised. Well done, Mark, you’re a star!





Helping Hands food collection

Helping Hands, based at West March Community Centre in Grimsby have collected all this food for the animals at the Ark. Thank you so much – that’s an amazing amount!





Ark Christmas Fete, Sunday 9th December


After a slow start, things picked up and we had a very successful afternoon. We raised £773 which is a fantastic result. Thanks to assistant manager Laura and all her helpers for making it such a success.


Family Fun Day at MicroClean.

microclean_donationThe staff at Micro Clean in Skegness held their annual Family Fun Day and raised money for the Ark. They came over on 17th September to present a magnificent £750 to us! Our grateful thanks to everybody involved. The photo shows staff member Sara receiving the cheque from staff from Micro Clean Ltd.


Lifestyle 2018

Life style team LILA raised £172.31 this summer 2018 holding  a coffee morning, a  sponsored run and car boot sales. Well done girls and thank you!




Metheringham Animal Welfare

We’ve received £1600 from Metheringham Animal Welfare, near Lincoln. This is a huge amount and we’re so grateful to all involved and that they chose us to receive. Thank you everybody!





Family Fun Day, Spring’s Holiday Estates

Springs Holiday Estates at Trusthorpe, near Mablethorpe, have supported us frequently and we help them out with any stray cats  and kittens they have a problem with on their site. In fact, we named the latest one Spring!

They held a Family Fun Day to celebrate their 50th anniversary on Saturday 11th August and presented a cheque  for £525 to one of our volunteers Mike Walsh. The money was raised by various members of staff doing fund-raising on our behalf. We’d like to thank the ladies at the holiday park for their continued support which really is a help.





Open Charity Day in Waltham

Mandy Roberts held an Open Charity Day on 14th August at her home in Waltham selling tea and cakes and raised a fantastic £395! That’s a lot of cakes which means an awful lot of baking must have been done prior to the event! A big thank you to Mandy for all that hard work. There must have been help from friends to achieve that, so thank you to the friends as well and to all who attended.

Mandy has sent some photos of the day.

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Love to Give campaign May 2018

In the Pets at home VIP Love to Give campaign held during May, supporters were asked to vote for their chosen charity in a £500k giveaway. Our supporters have earned us a voucher for £250 to be spent in a Pets at Home store.

A big thank you to every one of our supporters who voted for us. You’ve done us proud. we’ll be deciding what to buy in the near future.





Kenwick Park Tack Sale

The latest tack sale held at Kenwick Park, Louth on Friday 20th July raised £128. Thank you to all who supported us.




Helen Reynolds’ stall

Helen, who adopted a dog from the Ark recently held a stall on our behalf at her local summer fayre on 7th July and raised £80

We know she worked really hard to gather items to sell and information to raise awareness of the Ark at the event and thank you for all the effort she put in on our behalf, helped by her son. We really appreciate it. These individual events are just as important to us as the larger ones  and we’re grateful for every one. We’re also pleased to hear that Star is settling in well!





Golden Sands Dog Show

kaygregory_mikewalshGolden Sands held a dog show on 14th July in aid of the Ark and raised a fantastic £545.37.

The photo shows Kay Gregory from Golden Sands handing the cheque over to our volunteer, Mike Walsh.

Thank you all at Golden Sands for your constant support. It really makes a difference.





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.arkfest

Erica raised £500 for the Ark on the day and donations are still coming in. We know how much work and effort she put in to organising this event and and send our heartfelt thanks to Erica and all her helpers.

Erica visited the Ark on Saturday 4th August and handed over £710.04 & €1! to manager Sue Rice.




Ark Dog Show 23rd September

Our Dog Show was a great success.

Apart from a couple of showers the rain held off, depite awful forecasts and we even had some sunshine. We raised a massive £565.47. The staff and volunteers worked really hard to make this a success and our thanks also go to Mandy from Impackt Behaviour for doing the difficult job of judging the categories. And thank you everybody for coming. We hope you and your dogs enjoyed it as much as we did.

We had 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; Embroidery & Crafts by Emma; Grimoldby & Manby Dog Club; Lincolnshire Aviation Centre, Kirby; Tercos Financial; Jessie’s, Louth; McColls, North Somercotes; Coffee Lounge, Mablethorpe; Cheeky Monkeys Café; Eve & Ranshaws, Louth; Feel Good Gym, Louth, LMT Motorbikes, Louth.

Rosettes were kindly donated by Girston Ltd.

Below are photos of some of the class winners and of the raffle prizes.

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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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