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Military Wives Organise Online Raffle

Revieving the cheque (400x266)Thursday 1st May 2014

The animals have received a huge £830 thanks to the fantastic fundraising efforts of the local Military Wives. Charlotte Halley and her team of ladies, who are all wives of service personnel, raised £830 by starting up an online auction at Blandford Camp which ran for a few months.

The ladies donated services and other items which attracted lots of bids. Auction lots included hairdressing, a manicure, cakes, meals, printed photographs, a photoshoot, ironing, babysitting, a new ipod, chauffeur services and dog walking!

Charlotte is a volunteer dog walker at Lincoln Farm on her days off from running her own business ‘Lotty’s Long Walks’. She said ‘my goal was to raise £200 to help the dogs at Lincoln Farm who I visit when I can. When the total reached £830 I was over the moon. I wish I could rehome all of them so this is my contribution’.

Lottys Long Walks - Charlotte Halley 7 (400x265)We went along to Blandford Camp where the wives came forward to collect their winning auction prizes. Marketing Officer Lucy Compton said ‘we are so grateful to everyone who helped to raise money by either donating a prize or by bidding for something during the auction that Charlotte organised. This amazing amount will go a long way to help us care for the animals. Thank you!’

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