You can never be too early planning your book buying and your social calendar.
Hope Book Sale at the Salle des Fetes, Clussais-La Pommeraie 79190. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (D45 Sauze Vaussais to Lezay road).
Thousands of English and French books, fiction and non-fiction for adults and children for just 1€.
Many attractions and stands including the Hope cafe with refreshments and delicious home-baked cakes, fish and chips from Mr T, bacon butties from La Boite Delicieuse, exciting bric-a-brac, Eddie’s hand crafted greetings cards and loads and loads more.
Please bring along a tin of dog or cat food to drop off at our collection point at the door. This will be delivered to local SPAs and animal refuges.
Hope Association is after your old greetings cards, DVDs, CDs, good quality bric-a-brac, and, of course, books – which you can also bring along with you to donate. We can arrange pick-ups in certain cases. Please email email@example.com.
If you can bake a cake for Hope, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other queries please email email@example.com
We have a special open viewing for disabled book lovers – Thursday 16th October, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Once again after a successful May book sale and numerous other fund raising events, I am now able to inform you all that due to the tireless work of the volunteers at HOPE and the continued support of the public, Hope has, in the past few days sent donations to the following associations to help them in their endless work of helping animals in need. Cheques are now winging their way to the following refuges and associations:
Twilight Maison Retrait pour Chiens
Levriers & Co
Felin Pour l’autre
Centre de soins de la faune sauvage poitevine
Hope has also continued to help many individuals financially in their campaign to sterilise feral cats in SW France, this will hopefully help towards reducing the number of feral kittens born in the future, this is an ongoing campaign which Hope will continue to support.
The association has also helped in the rescue of a great number of abandoned and abused animals in distress, many have been vaccinated, chipped, received urgent veterinary care, re-education by dog behaviourist (Julie Stansbridge) and then successfully re homed. None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support we receive from our volunteers and you, the general public.
If you would like to join our mailing list so we can keep you informed of all Hope’s future events, or would like to donate or volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe to love an animal is the best feeling and one we should all take the opportunity to enjoy. Being blessed to have the health and time to share our home with 30 old dogs has become a huge privilege for us, but we couldn’t do it without help.
This is where we become so very humbled. Hope, as a fundraising organisation, are quite the mightiest group of selfless people we have ever met. All year round planning and time given up for animals you will likely never meet or even know of. The two incredible book sales you do, which are now a family weekend out must do – of fun, goodies and giving.
Your monies raised will be helping many many animals in need, and for us, here at Twilight … this is how your support has reached these wrinklies …
Mike and I do not have the words, thank you seems not nearly enough.
You all work hard in your different ways, you give your time and love in an immeasurable way.
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I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to volunteer and also those who supported the Hope book sale at the weekend. We had phenomenal success all due to the group of volunteers who turned up and worked tirelessly and the public who came and spent their money. Well done to you all and a big thank you from all the animals who are going to be helped by the money raised. I hope to see you all again in October.
Linda Burns, Hope President
Volunteers needed to feed the stray cats, they live in a little fenced area in little chalets. People needed to give them their food, only takes 25 mins, all food provided. You get a key to the place and can go just once a week or more if you like. Please help if you can.
Please email Stu on email@example.com for more information.
As you may have heard or read, a breeder close to Angoulême has recently been investigated for irregularities and as a result, 160 dogs have been removed from the premises. A large number of these have made their way to the refuge at Mornac, near Angoulême.
The refuge cannot allow these dogs to be adopted until the trial is complete and as a result have to home a number of very vulnerable dogs, including pregnant mums, mums with pups and injured animals.
In the meantime, they are at full capacity and released this statement today: “There are 200 dogs at the refuge who need to find families, either to foster them, or, even better, to adopt them, because we are now overwhelmed with work, without counting the abandoned animals we take on, which never ceases. It’s more than ever the moment to share details and photographs as widely as possible to get our dogs adopted.”
If you are thinking of taking on an animal, if you are looking for a dog, if you would like to help, if you can help, here are some photos of the dogs at the refuge.
And if you are worried about the French of it all, please feel free to contact any of the volunteers at Hope (using the contact box or direct to firstname.lastname@example.org) or LAARF (email@example.com) or any of the other refuge regulars who would gladly help you find a dog and navigate the language. If you can’t adopt or foster, please share with anyone you know who might be able to help. Even 10 dogs would make a massive difference, leaving 5 enclosures free for the maltreatment cases that are ongoing.
Phoenix and Hope volunteer, Verity Lineham, did an amazing thing for her birthday. Instead of having a party, she organised a “Woofer Walk”. This took place on Saturday 30th November at Angouleme SPA and a group of us spent the afternoon walking the 70 dogs that are in residence.
Some of us had never been to the SPA before, and were anxious, but the staff were so kind and lovely, and it was obvious how lucky these dogs and cats were to be there. Verity organised a raffle, and a bottle of champagne was won by Sara, and a tidy sum was raised for the animals.
If you can offer a old woofer a love and a warm fire this Christmas please contact SPA Angouleme direct. There’s plenty more dogs that need loving homes.
A 3 year old Yorkshire Terrier cross, who Linda Archer and Jane Hunt found themselves grooming (Linda being the professional, Jane being the sous-chef). Long story short, but this chap came back to Linda’s to continue his grooming treatment, as he was so matted, there was not enough time to sort him out.
So, the moral of this story is, please DO go and volunteer at your local refuge! You really will be doing a very good turn and you will most likely go home with a big smile on your face and with your heart that little bit warmer.
A great big thank you to Eddie Griffee who raised the amazing sum of 535 euros at her coffee morning last Sunday. Eddie raised the money by selling her beautiful hand crafted cards on the day…..The money will go towards helping the many abused and abandoned animals in need.
Sexe/Sex : Femelle/Female
Race/Breed : Tabby tigre chatte/Domestic long haired tabby cat
Couleur/Colour : Gris et blancs tabby(tigre)/4 pieds blancs et un bavoir blanc/Grey and white tabby (tiger)/4 white feet and a white bib
Puce/Microchip Number : 985120022067862
Perdue le/Lost on : 04/08/2013
Perdue à/Lost in area of : 16700 Lavaud – FR
Jackson n’est pas tres sociable avec autres chats/chiens. Elle est timid.
Jackson is not very sociable with other cats/dogs. She is quite shy and timid.
Vous avez trouvé ce chat ?
If you find or see the cat
Nom/Name: Phillipe Lea/Hilary Ayres
Téléphone : 0545313585
Notre chat a disparu de la chatterie dans Lavaud le 4 août. Elle n’a pas encore été trouvé.
S’il vous plaît pourrions nous vous demandons de regarder dans tous vos granges, garages et les bâtiments pour voir si elle est là.
Si vous la trouver ou voir son s’il vous plaît soyez gentil suffisant pour mettre des aliments et l’eau dehors pour elle et téléphone à nous le faire savoir.
Elle est un chat très timide et n’ira pas toujours à des étrangers.
Nous voulons désespérément trouver son aide s’il vous plaît alors nous pencher pour elle.
Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre aide.”