Huge HULA thanks to Mars Petcare and the Pedigree and Whiskas teams.
After bad weather has struck many times this year, leaving us with no option but to cancel our Open days which are a vital source of income for HULA, you start to wonder whatever next.
Sadly, a horrific freak storm and further bad weather hit and caused absolute chaos to HULA. Unfortunately, the storm left us with no choice but to emergency evacuate some of our animals, ruined some of our offices and quiet rooms for our dogs and knocked out our IT systems. We actually started to wonder ‘when will anything go right - surely something nice will happen soon’.
Then along comes a telephone call to once again make you smile and leaves you thinking perhaps maybe the worst is over.
When Andrew arrived at HULA we were overwhelmed to hear that they had raised an astonishing £1,200.00 for HULA through their program ‘Just 1 Thing’. ‘Just 1 thing’ is part of a Mars ‘Do It Together’ goal and connects all of the fantastic activities and personal efforts that contribute to their role in making A Better World For Pets in the UK.
A significant number of Mars Petcare UK staff get involved and make a difference, by fund Raising, supporting assistance animal charities or completing team events that improve rehoming shelters where every action has a positive impact.
To say we were delighted is an understatement and we really can’t thank Mars Petcare Tesco’s Team enough for this fabulous donation which will go towards this month's vet bills and really helps us no end after being hit by a massive loss of income this year.
Huge HULA thanks to the wonderful Pedigree and Whiskas Team for your kindness and generosity to HULA at such a very difficult time.
Whitbread workgroupHuge HULA thanks to Wonderful Whitbread.
It really is amazing what can be achieved in just one day with lots of additional helping hands. We were delighted to be contacted by Whitbread earlier this year who asked if we would like some additional helping hands. Whitbread had selected HULA as a charity that they would like to assist for one of their Team Charity Days.
Sixteen Whitbread employees joined the HULA Team on Friday 24th June 2016. We were all so pleased to see them as we had so many jobs to do. All of the team set about the many tasks with such enthusiasm and dedication and we were amazed at how they all pulled together as a team and got though more jobs than we could ever have imagined.
We certainly managed to keep them busy for the whole day & what a list of tasks they worked their way through
- Dismantled a large hard standing shed that was beyond repair
- Reorganised items that were inside the shed and located them to a new storage unit
- Re-roofed one goat shed
- Carried out gardening and planting around site
- Dismantled two sheep sheds that were beyond repair
- Took down fencing that was not required and then re-sited the re-usable wood to upgrade the geese enclosure
As you can imagine having 32 extra hands for one day made a huge difference to HULA. In fact, we would have not completed even one of the tasks without the hard work and support of Whitbread.
Here are a few quotes from some of the wonderful Whitbread Team "It was rewarding"
"A nice thing to have the opportunity to do"
"Satisfying to know we made a difference"
"We really enjoyed the day and are very glad as a team to have achieved everything we did to help make a difference to Hula. Thanks to you and your team for making us so welcome and for giving us an insight to Hula and the great work you do"
Our sincere and heartfelt thanks go to the wonderful Whitbread team for all of their hard work and support to Hula. We truly could not have done it without you!
Just to say an amazing thank you to Mary Bjerregaard from "Jog My Dog" for raising an amazing £411.30 at the Willen Lake Big Doggie Do 2016.
Mary and her team helped raise money for HULA by selling baked goodies and raffle tickets. It was a great turn out especially with the weather on their side. We are so pleased that Mary chose us to donate to.
Thanks again to Mary and your team and also to everyone who purchased a ticket and goodies, what a great people you are!
Thanks to Dan WalderHULA Animal Rescue would like to say a HUGE thank you to very talented local musician Dan Walder who raised a wonderful £840.22 at his Charity Album Launch on the 7th May in Newport Pagnell.
We are so grateful for all the effort Dan put in to raising so much for us.
Good luck with your new album Dan and thank you for thinking of HULA Animal Rescue. We have all enjoyed listening to your album and we wish you every success.
Could we ask for your support please?
Do you like to shop on line and would you like to support and raise funds for HULA while you shop? Over 175 lovely HULA Supporters have signed up to Easyfundraising and we are delighted to say that in the last quarter we received £48.20 in donations.
There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who'll give a free donation to HULA Animal Rescue every time you shop, it doesn't cost you a penny extra. Head to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/hulaanimalrescue to sign up and collect free donations on your purchases of gifts, groceries, decorations, holidays and even furniture.
If you shop on your mobile or tablet, get the free easyfundraising app and you'll never miss a donation. To get the app please visit the App Store or Google Play and search for 'easyfundraising' or find out more at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/raise-more/easyfundraising-app.
Here’s what some of our lovely supporters who have already signed up are saying about easysearch.
"Easysearch is a great idea and just as good as Google for the results! I’ve recommended it to my friends and I think this site is the best around as it does something for people. Well done!"
"What a fantastic idea! I was using Google anyway but this way I get to raise money for my good cause every time I search…brilliant! I’ve made easysearch my homepage!"
So the next time you need to find something online, please use http://hulaanimalrescue.easysearch.org.uk and raise money for HULA Animal Rescue with every search you make.
Thank you so much in advance for your support.
We have a special page dedicated to Happy Endings. Do take a look at some of these really happy stories and if you have rehomed an animal from HULA why not drop us a quick line and a picture or two as we would love to hear from you too.
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