We were thrilled to have the opportunity to go to Crufts this year to reprsent the National Military Working Dogs Memorial Charity (NMWDM UK).
As trustee of the charity, our very own Emma Ward coordinated the event and attended the three days alongside other trustees and patrons.
“It was an honour to be part of such a much loved event and be able to talk to people with a genuine love of dogs about the planned memorial to honour our military working dogs,” explains Emma. “It was a busy few weeks with the organisation as well as the event itself but the results were amazing. Not only have we managed to raise nearly £4500 but we alwys got a lot of people on board.”
We raised £2031.00 in notes and small change and received £452.75 via card payments, totalling £2483.75p. However, John Rakestraw (North Wales Van Sales) with his wife (a dog groomer) visited the stand when we were there. They promised to call into the Pet Cemetery with a donation after Crufts. John indeed called in on Friday and dropped of a cheque for £2,000!!!
This means that the total raised at Crufts 2019 to a whopping £4483.75!!! Well done everyone and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
“I’d personally like to thank all the people that made this event possible. We really couldn’t have done it without the help of so many people including the family of George Henry Morgan to whom we dedicated the stand to!”
“We were delighted to meer so many amazing people from the remarkable Chelse Pensioners, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Charmaine Coleman, Hounds for Heroes and of course, our fellow North Walian, John Rakestraw from North Wales Van Sales who very genourously donated £2000!”