I have been thinking for a while that I really want to do something to support Rupert's Fund or Many Tears. I'v put a box together for Many Tears but that doesn't seem enough.
I have a few ideas to share and feedback would be very much appreciated as I am just brainstorming at the moment.
I was thinking about a Sponsered Dog Walk in Richmond Park followed by a big picnic. I have also emailed a few professional photographer friends of mine to see if they would donate their time. I can also arrange excellent quality photo canvases to be made (about £10 cheaper than shops charge) and maybe mousemats. All profit will obviously go towards Rupert's Fund. I was thinking even if people had photographs at home that they wanted to email me then I can arrange for them to get put on to canvas.
Then something for the kids such as mini games and facepainting.
Also, I have asked a friend who has a cupcake business if she could donate her time to sell cupcakes and she said yes, obviously I would just have to pay for materials. I can also go to the wholesalers and get sweets, drinks etc.
Maybe a raffle??? I could email some well known dog book authors to see if they would donate signed books?? maybe sell dog treats? Also perhaps Cavalier Bag's For Life as they aren't that hard to make, just purchase the bags then use some photo transfer paper.
Ohh and I was reading the post about a dog cookbook. i don't mind arranging to get that printed and spiral bound as that could be another thing to sell??
This would all depend on the involvement I get from members on here. How many Cavalier member's live in South England? I know there is a local SM support club and a weekly cavalier meetup in epsom that i could contact. as well as getting my local vets, groomers and pet shops to advertise.
I used to write press releases for the local paper a few years back so I can see if they would get involved.
I was thinking late august/early september time. That gives me july and august to plan ...which is handy as I will not have any university classes then (apart from starting my dissertation) and can arrange around work.