Charity Cheque Presentation
On the 20th August, we hosted our Annual AlphaPet Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show, on the Queens Field at West Meads, next to our main Hospital.
As you know, we raised £2441 for our two chosen charities, Search Dogs Sussex and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Today, representatives from both charities came in and were presented with their giant cheques by AlphaPet Director Doug Alexander.
Pictured are Jai Wilkes and Lu Dash with retired Search Dog Skye and Diana Marangos and Sally Lewis with active Hearing Dog Poppy. They each received a cheque for £1220.79
This year was our 8th show and was attended by around 2500 people. It’s nice to be in a position that means we are able to raise vital funds to help animals and also for people who rely on animals for support and assistance. Over the last 4 years, AlphaPet has raised over £10,000 for local and UK based animal charities.
Search Dogs Sussex is a Sussex based charity working for the Police, helping to find missing/vulnerable people. For more information about what they do and ways in which you can support Search Dogs, please go to their website www.searchdogssussex.com
Diane Marangos said that her hearing Dog Poppy has changed her life and given her more confidence. So much so, she is now a fundraiser and speaker for Hearing Dogs. You can find out more about them at www.hearingdogs.org.uk
A big thank you again to everyone who came along on the day and donated. The money raised has and will continue to be a big help.