View Full Version : Rupert's Fund: latest total now 722 pounds!!!

1st March 2010, 11:19 PM

We've received further donations today, bringing our current total to an incredible....

722 pounds!!!!


The researchers also have identified a further THREE potential dogs to scan -- their priority right now is finding dogs over 6 with no symptoms, who it is hoped will scan clear. This is very exciting that they are getting interest from owners of dogs, and are creating a waiting list of potential dogs as well! :)

We are only about 50 pounds short of being able to fund FOUR dogs. So that is our next goal! All donations of any size are welcome, so if you have an extra fiver or tenner around, consider paypalling it to Rupert's Fund! You can do this by going to Paypal.com and filling in the email address:


which brings up the Cavalier DNA Research account. Add a note that this is for Rupert's Fund so they know. If just 10 people give five pounds, we have covered four dogs to be scanned, a fantastic achievement. You can also send a cheque or banker's draft -- directions for donations are posted at the top of the Rupert's Fund forum. Anyone can donate, of course! -- you do not need to be a CavalierTalk board member.

The next goal: to get Rupert's Fund to 1000 pounds: onwards and upwards!

Just think what a difference you are making. Two weeks ago, there was a need for dogs to complete this wonderful genome work to identify the gene(s) responsible for SM -- the first giant step towards tackling this health problem in a very targeted way. There was little funding to scan any further dogs.

Within two weeks, we have SIX dogs waiting to be scanned. We have raised enough to scan three of those, and are closing in on four. This makes a huge difference to the researchers and the genome work. :paw:

Jan Bell
2nd March 2010, 04:30 AM
Quite wonderful :). Donation sent.

Rj Mac
2nd March 2010, 08:41 AM
Wow, that's fantastic, i'm sure it wont take long to break through 1000:xfngr:

2nd March 2010, 08:59 AM
This is Unbelievable.

I wonder if I could ask this Question.

Just maybe those Cavaliers will also give information about their Type of Head and SM.

I know I've this Bee in My Bonnet about this. !!!!!


2nd March 2010, 09:13 AM
10 Sent. Good luck with hitting the 1000 mark :xfngr:

2nd March 2010, 10:07 AM
This is truly fantastic, thank you so much everyone - a huge thank you to, to everyone who has been kind enough to put forward their dogs for scanning.

I know it's not an easy decision, no-one likes to put their dogs through a GA or sedation; also this can have a huge impact financially for a breeder if the results are not as good as hoped :( but it can also be very positive, when a breeder gets a good result :D. We wish everyone scanning the best news possible, everything crossed here :xfngr:

HOpefully it won't be too long before Karlin can announce that 1,000 mark - come on everyone, we need your fundraising ideas - is anyone prepared to join an online fundraising committee with me???

Jane P
2nd March 2010, 10:26 AM
Just sent 10. Hope you reach 1000 soon.:)

2nd March 2010, 02:37 PM
Just added my bit to such a worthy cause.

2nd March 2010, 02:58 PM
I have just added a bit ! Will hopefully be se selling some bits on ebay by the end of the week. Pillows made
for Cavaliers. :)

2nd March 2010, 06:47 PM
Thanks so much for the recent donations -- these have brought us to

842 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now we can do FOUR dogs and are moving on towards FIVE.



3rd March 2010, 02:01 PM
Wonderful to see this amount growing almost daily. Well done everybody and keep it rolling!