Fundraising

These are some of the fundraising events that our supporters have organised.

Janet had a book sale at Clonakilty Market on Friday April 11th and raised €110 for wcawg.
Ger and Lorraine were married on April 4th and put one of our collecting tins at the bar. They raised €144 to help the animals at our rescue centre.
Herbie 2009-2013.
Sadly passed away Nov 2013 Beloved pet of
Cheryl and Gareth Jones.
Donation given by a friend in Herbie's memory
Vicky had a stall at the Schull Christmas Market on Sunday 22nd December and raised €200 for the rescue centre.
We would like to say a big thank you to Helena who organised 4 collections days in Cork city in December which raised a total of €7282. This was split between four cork rescue centres and we received €1820 for the rescue centre. We also received €790 from the sale of cards and calendars at the collection days. Also many thanks to all the volunteers who helped collect on the days.
Vicky had a stall at the Goleen Christmas Craft Fair in December and raised €260 for the animals at the rescue centre.
We had a stall at the Celtic Ross Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 10th November which raised €345 for the rescue.
We had a collection day in Skibbereen on Sat 9th November which raised €1513 to help the animals in our care. Many thanks to Vicky, John, Angela & Catriona for helping on the day.
Allie & Katy organised a table quiz at McFinn's Pub on November 21st. It was a huge success, the place was packed and the evening was really enjoyed by all who attended. €867 was raised, a very big thank you to everyone who supported us and especially to Allie and Katy for their hard work organising the evening.
Edie (now age 9) is pictured here with Doffo earlier today before her birthday party where she asked for donations for WCAWG instead of presents from her friends. She raised €80
Many thanks to Vicky and Ruth who organised a Family fun day and Pet Extravaganza at Ballydehob on Sunday 3rd November. The day was a huge success and raised €1745 to help the animals at our rescue centre. Many thanks to all the helpers and everyone who came to make the day such a success. Scooby and the 3 mousketeers came for the day and bought posters to sell for the rescue centre.
Maxi Zoo, Ballincollig held an awareness day for us on Sat October 26th. Mairead the store manager is pictured here with her Westie. The day raised €180 and lots of food donations. Many thanks to Maread and her staff for organising the event and to Lillian who was selling cards and calendars and looking after everyone on the day.
We would like to thank Caroline Scannell who raised €170 running in the Cork Mini Marathon. Caroline and her mum, Mandy came to the Maxi Zoo awareness day in October to give us the donation and is pictured here with her rescue dog Penny adopted from wcawg. Mandy adopted Austin, a spaniel x as a companion for her Yorkie on November 1st.
Katy & Lindy who help look after the dogs at our rescue centre ran the Cork Mini Marathon on Sunday 15th September and raised €285 between them. We're very proud of them both.
The Dog Gathering, a dog walk which took place on Sunday 1st September raised €2138 for the rescue.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the walk and all the volunteers who helped including those who donated raffle prizes and cakes for the cake stall.
The weather was good and we all enjoyed a lovely walk in Castlefreke woods. It was really good to see so many happy, healthy dogs, many of whom had been adopted from our rescue centre.
On Sunday March 8th 2009 Vicky and Arthur took their two dogs Teddy and Jack out on their regular walk and by 11pm that evening they had both died from poisoning despite every effort from their vet to save them. In April 2009 Vicky & Arthur adopted Molly a retriever x from us and have been organising regular fundraising music events at Schull market since Summer 2009. They have now raised €49,000 in memory of their two dogs Teddy and Jack.
If you would like to listen to a sample of the music or buy a CD to help our funds log onto www.theshoestringband.com
Laura McCarthy raised €450 running in the Killarney Half Marathon on 20th July. Laura also brought with her dog food donated by people in Courtmacsherry especially the Lifeboat Inn and Pier House Bar.
Mary Finnegan who works at Riverview Vets and a group of friends organised a music evening in Ryans Bar, Bandon on July 5th which raised €800.
Mary decided to organise the event to help us after Harriet, a hound was taken into Riverview unable to walk as she had spine damage from a road accident. We took Harriet at our rescue to rehabilitate her and thankfully she has made a full recovery and is now looking for a loving home of her own.
Linda who walks dogs at our rescue centre every Saturday with her mum, ran the Bandon Half Marathon in June and raised €214. Linda is pictured her with Coco the Spaniel, one of her favourite dogs at the rescue, who enjoys his weekend walks to the beach.
Karolina and Aneta raised €500 at Dingle Dog Day on May 6th. The day started with a dog walk in the morning and ended with an evening of music and entertainment.
Maxi Zoo, Midleton held another awareness day for us on Saturday 20th April as part of National Pet ID week with special offers on ID tags and free engraving. Otter is pictured here checking on the food that was donated for the dogs at our rescue. Thanks to Maxi Zoo and to Lillian for looking after the day for us.
Belinda very kindly donated us €100 in memory of her two beautiful dogs Pollydoodles - Jack Russell Terrier and BeckyBoo - Collie who died in February after a sudden unexpected illness.
We would like to thank Maxi Zoo, Middleton for hosting two rescue dog awareness days and one evening during Feb and March where they displayed information about the dogs we have needing homes and collected food and money donations for us.
Suzanne & Gary and their daughters Maisie & Edie who adopted Doffo from us several years ago came from Kerry to visit the kennels. Their daughters bought a lot of goodies for the dogs out of their pocket money and brought donations and greetings from their friend Kate who works with the Penquins at Oceanworld at the Dingle Aquarium. Maisie & Edie have been donating their birthday party money every year since they adopted Doffo, to help the dogs at our rescue centre.
Puddle Ducks, a company in Carrigaline who specialise in Outdoor Clothing for all the Family sent a €400 donation in January. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donates to our rescue. Every donation however small or large helps us to take in, rehabilitate and rehome dogs and cats in County Cork.
Fionn & Sadbh who celebrated their 7th & 9th birthdays during January asked their friends to donate money instead of receiving presents. This is such a lovely gesture and we really appreciate the €285 they donated to help the dogs and cats at our rescue centre.