What’s Happening: May 2, 2013


  • BAKING ALL OVER THE WORLD (with apologies to Status Quo)

    Inspiration can ha…

    BAKING ALL OVER THE WORLD (with apologies to Status Quo)

    Inspiration can have its roots anywhere…..Barking Berry's Bakery was founded in Lancashire, England in 2011 by nine year old Scarlett Berry to raise funds for North West animal charities and organisations. Since founding her bakery, Scarlett has raised over £3800 for local causes. Some months back Scarlett did a baking fund-raiser for AHAR and raised a fantastic €120.

    Well Scarlett's mum has been in touch to let us know that Scarlett is holding another baking fund-raiser for AHAR during the month of May. This has inspired us to launch our next fund-raiser, one the whole family can share in….you can BAKE AHAR’S DREAM COME TRUE by running your own event.

    This can take a number of forms – you could run a coffee morning at work or for your neighbours, asking for donations in exchange for cakes/buns. We would love to get families involved as we need the next generation to be inspired about the importance of animal rescue and animal welfare. So get baking with your kids and perhaps you could ask your school if they could sell buns/biscuits/cakes/goodies as a special one-off event at their school or failing that, target your friends and neighbours (two sets of children recently raised a combined €150 selling cookies/cakes door-to-door (with adult supervision of course). Any businesses (cafes, restaurants, hotels etc) are also very welcome to participate in whatever way would best suit your premises.

    We would love to see mass participation in this event not just from every corner of Ireland, but also overseas – this is something you can do anywhere so we want to go global and get our supporters BAKING ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    If you plan to take part, then please post here with your home city, county/state and country (if outside Ireland). If for any reason you wish to remain anonymous, then please send me a private message at tom@ahar.ie as we would still like to keep track of all intended participants.

    This is our major fund-raiser for May – we have to date raised over €39,000 of our target of €100,000 (to secure a mortgage) – so we really need your support as we have targeted to reach €50,000 by the end of the month. Our earlier post on paying the deposit has had over 500 "likes", if 100 families from those "likes" get baking and make €100 each, that’s an incredible €10,000 (that’s a lot of dough from a lot of dough!). Please be part of the Dream, Tom

  • Tom here, maybe it’s not quite up there with “Where were you when President Kenn…
    Tom here, maybe it’s not quite up there with “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?” or “Where were you when Packie Bonner saved “that” penalty at Italia 90”

    BUT

    “Where were you today at 5pm when animal welfare in Ireland changed for ever?”

    Today, May 2nd 2013, 5pm, Animal Heaven Animal Rescue paid a €20,000 deposit on what will become our new Animal Rescue Centre – on Sunday evening next at 7pm we will announce the location and share photographs with you. Thank you for being with us on this journey – we cannot make this happen without you.

    I will leave this sink in with you for a couple of hours and post our next fund-raising idea around 9pm tonight – we hope that now the deposit is down even more people will get behind us in this next fund-raiser. Cheers Tom

  • Still chasing down some sponsorship cards from the walk so if you still have to…
    Still chasing down some sponsorship cards from the walk so if you still have to return yours can you do so soon as possible please? Thanks Tom
  • MISSING FROM THE ATHGARVAN AREA, CO KILDARE: She is a golden retriever & is miss…
    MISSING FROM THE ATHGARVAN AREA, CO KILDARE: She is a golden retriever & is missing for two days now around the Athgarvan/newbridge area. She's wearing a blue collar. She is a year and a half. Please contact Caroline if found at 0868239303. Reward offered for her safe return. Please share to help get this girl home. Thanks.

  • Tom here, check in tonight around 7.30pm for details of our main fund-raising in…
    Tom here, check in tonight around 7.30pm for details of our main fund-raising initiative for the month of May, it is something for all the family so we are hoping for a great response. In addition we will be sharing some super-interesting news with you. Cheers for now.



What’s Happening: May 1, 2013 What’s Happening: May 4, 2013
What’s Happening: May 1, 2013
What’s Happening: May 4, 2013