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Nicki
14th June 2011, 10:56 AM
that one of the members of our forum has kindly arranged to donate 250 every 2 months to Rupert's Fund to pay for scans :thmbsup: Isn't that just so incredibly generous?

We are truly blessed to have such wonderful people around us :flwr::flwr: and to have our beloved Cavaliers to inspire us to such great things.


I know not all of us are in a position to help financially, but there are so many other things you can do which involve little or even no money

One of the easiest is by using http://rupertsfund.easysearch.org.uk/ for searching the internet rather than Google etc and http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ to buy items [you go through this site to do your normal shopping and the retailer donates a percentage to Rupert's Fund - it doesn't cost you a penny :D] - 20 has already been raised in just a few short weeks by people doing this :wggle:


Telling people about Rupert's Fund and about the above too will make such a difference, also publicising things like the auctions.


Of course most of us buy presents from time to time, http://cavalier-gift-shop.org/index.php is a wonderful place to obtain them :thmbsup:

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and keep a look out for the auction in the Autumn [you could do your Christmas shopping!] - maybe you could also start thinking about items you might like to donate?



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We still have the Rupert's Fund recipe books available see here
http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/s...pe-book-ORDERS (http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/showthread.php?36067-Rupert-s-Fund-recipe-book-ORDERS)!!

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and the new calendar competition http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?67-Calendar-competition



and there are special Rupert's Fund cards :D available both from the gift shop and from me.


The small cuddly Ruperts and his girlfriend, Rupert's Valentine, are both still available too http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/showthread.php?37113-Rupert-s-Fallen-in-Love!!

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Of course there are others way to help - maybe ask family and friends to sell items on E-bay, hold doggie parties or walks, have coffee mornings, have raffles and bring and buy stalls at these events, even do a car boot sale.


If you have other ideas perhaps you could share them with us too?

BrooklynMom
14th June 2011, 11:06 AM
WOW. Whom ever the mystery donator is....:thnku:


Other ideas to raise money could be...a bake sale, a doggy wash (like a car wash, but people can bring their dogs by for a shampoo, a walk/run fundraiser where people sponsor you, hummmmmm what else....I'll keep thinking). I might do a bake sale at my husbands work. Any ideas of how I could make/get graphics for a little PDF to send via email to people at his office? I could shoot it around with info (I would need help with some of the content as I am not that knowledgeable on Rupert's Fund as other are) and once I make a bake sale e-flyer for Rupert's Fund Bake Off...we could all use it! Just send the doc to everyone and anyone who wants to can have a bake sale! I like that one!!

meljoy
14th June 2011, 11:15 AM
Nicki

Ive had a quick browse through the website before but never really stopped and looked in the shop.....until today!

Now, I am going to blame you that by the end of today I think my bank account is going to be less healthy than it was earlier:badgrin:

You put in so much hard work.......well done... (Although my bank manager may disagree:-D)

Nicki
14th June 2011, 11:30 AM
Thanks guys - but Tania did all the hard work creating the Cavalier Matters website, and also the gift shop - hours and hours of research go in to tracking down all those wonderful items and organising them, and then of course putting them in the shop :thmbsup:

Some of us help by sending her links to fantastic goodies that we find, so that she can contact the company. Of course people have also helped greatly by donating old year books etc for the preloved section - look out soon for a really lovely book in that section - Royal Toy Spaniels by Alicia Pennington. It's the only one that features Cavaliers and King Charles, she was the lady who judged the Cavalier and Charlie match at the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Championship Show at Blenheim Palace last August


Brooklynmum - fantastic ideas there thank you - there is a website banner for Rupert's Fund [as featured here www.rupertsfund.com] might be difficult to print but would work brilliantly in a PDF.

Let me have a think and if I have a bit of time over the next few days I'll try to do a PDF for you

BrooklynMom
15th June 2011, 03:43 AM
Great Nicki, thanks! If you do have time to do a PDF, just PM me and I can give you my email address. I love the baking idea, could be a good one!

I am going to email my husband now and gauge what his thinks about sending this around his company. I am already known and loved for my baked goods that he brings to work with him all the time :rolleyes: so hopefully people will get on board! He works in finance, so maybe I will ask for donations too or something like...cookies are free, but donations are appreciated per 1/2 dozen...that might get the $$ up a bit more! I feel like people in finance might be more apt to splurge a little on this IMO, not that I am trying to take advantage of the bankers though ha ha ha!!

I do not have an SM dog, but in the back of my mind with some things that Brooklyn has been going through, I feel in my gut it will get diagnosed at some point. If not, then that is great, but if so, I want to know I am doing everything I can for her and all the cavs out there. Besides, I love this breed, not just my dog, and anything I can do to help what-so-ever, I will. You guys are all doing such a great job, and I will be happy to do what I can too.

:)

Nicki
15th June 2011, 11:34 AM
WOW Kelsey that sounds a fantastic idea [we all know bankers are often the ones with a few extra pennies in their pockets :thmbsup:]

The home baking sounds yummy!I think the fact that you already have a reputation will add heaps to your sales - and getting people to donate is likely to raise far more than setting a selling price - could you be really cheeky and maybe ask one of your husband's friends to donate a larger amount, that sometimes embarrasses others in to doing the same :o Not the most ethical thing to do I know but it's in a good cause ;)

Thanks for your PM, will reply in a bit, doggies are just going for their :dogwlk:

Nicki
15th June 2011, 05:01 PM
Well we have had more fantastic news today, another very kind forum member is donating $100 per month cl*pcl*pcl*p

We are so lucky to have such wonderful people around us :biggrin:

If you would like to donate you can find the information here

http://www.rupertsfund.com/Donating.html