Hundreds raised at fun day for dog rescue in Harold Hill
PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 May 2019
The first public fundraising event for a dog rescue charity on Sunday (May 26) featured a DJ, Irish dancing and raffles.
Holly Whyte, co-founder, administrator and treasurer for Recycled Love Dog Rescue UK, estimates the event at Amy's Field in Harold Hill raised £200.
"The whole point behind the event was not just to raise money, but also to raise the spirits of the community," Holly said.
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The nonprofit, which currently has about six dogs in its care, grew from a desire to help all breeds. It has cared for about 20 dogs since opening last September.
Dogs are matched with foster families instead of using a kennel; private kennels may be used if there is no available foster family.
Holly said they plan to make this an annual event.
"It was really successful and I can't wait to do it next year," she said.
More information about the nonprofit and its fundraising efforts can be found at the Recycled Love Dog Facebook page.