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May 29, 2012

Metheringham Animal Welfare Society Update - Summer 2012

This time last year I remember saying how hard it was fund raising, with money being so short, never thinking it could get worse, but it has. We have just done the unthinkable, cancelled one of our main events, the Bryan Gibson and Sue Odam Clairvoyant evening on 20 April, due to a lack of support. Needless to say Bryan and Sue were not surprised. I wish my crystal ball worked that well! Maybe I would not be so grey, worrying about how we can cover the £450 cost to put the event on with only 40 tickets sold / booked. We are so sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused you. All ticket money has been refunded.

Now we are playing catch up on how we can raise the lost revenue. How can you help us? We have a contract with a recycling firm who pay us for mobile phones and ink cartridges from printers. Also we collect old jewellery broken or not. Raffle and tombola prizes are also wanted please. Bless you, I know you will help us if you can.

Our next event is our 'Mad Fortnight' from Monday 28 May to Sunday 10 June, inclusive. This is when we go door to door with the can for change that you can spare. Please only give to the MAWS authorised collectors who will have a MAWS ID / Licence and collecting box. Our licence covers Metheringham and surrounding villages. Can I just say, though, we are desperate for more Collectors, who must be over 16 years of age. Please phone me on 01526 321436 if you would like to help (even if it is only your street) or if you need more information.

This is followed on Friday 15 June by an Evening with Sharna. Live entertainment by an award winning and ever popular solo vocalist. This is a cracking night for just £5 (by ticket only) at Martin Moor Golf Club Martin Road, Blankney, LN4 3BE (you do not have to be a member). There is a dance floor and the bar is open for drinks and meals, if required. MAWS Raffle. Tickets from Martin Moor Golf Club or D&K News, High Street, Metheringham or the MAWS Office 31 Station Road, Metheringham or phone 01526 321436 to book tickets.

Then the Big Night... the presentation of cheques to the charities and voting for next year at the AGM on Monday 13 August (7.00 pm for 7.30 pm) at Martin Moor Golf Club. The Bar will be open but no food available. Come and meet some of the charities and MAWS members socially.

Many thanks, we hope to see you all soon

Joyce Muncey