The Rebels team have been busy pushing towards their fundrasing target of £12,000, all with the continued help and support of some great local organisations.
Sunday 8 April saw our fundraising stall at Greenwich Market. As with much of Royal Greenwich, the Market is steeped in history. According to the Market’s website: “Greenwich has long been home to a Royal Charter Market which was originally assigned to the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital on the 19th December 1700 for 1,000 years.” To have the chance to take our fundraising to such a wonderful location, and to be so warmly supported by Market Manager, Ben and his Team, felt like a great privilege.
Despite the rain, we did our best to rouse the spirits of market visitors by rowing the equivalent distance of our Channel row on a rowing machine borrowed from The AHOY Centre. Credit must go to Andy Murphy from The AHOY Centre, who gave up his Sunday to come and support us in awful weather conditions!
Thank you to everyone who bought some of our handmade goodies for their dog, or who put money in our collection buckets: you kept us going in the cold and rain and made it all worthwhile. In total we raised £336.00 and have now reached a total of £5,685.00 towards our £12,000.00 target. If you haven’t donated yet, and can help us reach the next huge milestone of £6,000.00, then you can donate here.
We’ve got some exciting events planned for May & June, and tickets are on sale now. On Saturday 19 May we have the honour of being able to host a celebration Afternoon Tea at another historic Greenwich venue: Severndroog Castle. Tickets are £15.00 for tea, cake & sandwiches (donations over and above the ticket price are welcomed). We’ll also be offering a free glass of prosecco so that you can raise a toast to Prince Harry & Meghan! If you’d like to book a ticket, please email: email@example.com.
Friday 1 June will see ‘Paws II: Quiz Night’ in the Old Library Bar, Shrewsbury House. Tickets are £5.00 each (again, donations above the ticket price will not be turned away!) and those who come along are invited to bring their own nibbles and snacks (no food will be provided on the night). There will also be some fabulous Lots to bid for in our silent auction, so don’t miss out: book your tickets by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all the amazing people who continue to support our efforts to raise funds for a fabulous charity. If you’re not familiar with what The AHOY Centre do, please take a couple of minutes to read all about them. Who knows, maybe this time next year we’ll be supporting your team as you fundraise for your own Channel row!
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Team Rebels Without Paws