- Firstly, I have asked my team if I could write this myself.
I could have had it…Firstly, I have asked my team if I could write this myself.
I could have had it posted with all fancy words and loads of supportive quotes but my friends of AHAR are working class like myself and I would rather explain in my own words, I owe you that much for your loyalty and endless support.
For the last few months as you know we have been saving every penny we could, to get enough for the deposit for the bank to get our mortgage secured.
It was amazing to raise the 20grand deposit so fast to secure the sale of the farm for six months while we raised the rest for the bank.
At first we were told 100grand deposit. As I watched the money rise, my spirits were lifted. I couldn't believe it.
But then just a few weeks ago, they raised it to a 120grand without warning. My heart sank, i never cried so much in my life but Jason Morris pulled out all the stops and made it his mission to get us to the next level.
Well he did. Jason is one of the most inspirational people ive ever met. He keeps giving his time to AHAR without question. We are so lucky he found us.
Team AHAR means the world to me, I love all of you. Georgia is also away so im missing her to bits. She is my rock.
Thank god I have Ted to burden or id really be lost.
Just last week we were at our 120grand. We then could make this formal, we could ask for the loan. I could hardly breath with fear.
But only to find out that we now need to raise another 10grand. In blunt they have offered us the loan but in two halves. A mortgage to cover 60% and I must get a personal loan to cover the rest.
In short, I need to raise a further 8,500 euro but ive only one week to do this.
There has been another offer on this farm. Only for the owners giving me extra time, id have lost my deposit by now. Thank you Liam Nolan.
But a huge thanks goes to Joan O'Sullivan our accountant, you are one amazing lady.
Some might say this is impossible, but loads said that from day one and we proved them wrong.The people that didn't say it are here with me now, reading this post….. my army.
So I need you all one last time to help. We cant give up now, we have so many plans and dreams together for such a small fee, 8,500 euro and we are there standing together.
Please help in any way you can, even if you have some good ideas? Im really exhausted and feel deflated right now. I need you to give me the energy to keep going.
This has worn me down, its like smelling a cake in the oven but you cant get the door open…. yes I think im loosing my mind (as I smile, I don't know what else to do…)
- Can you believe it? No dogs needing our help in Kerry pound today…. Wonderful xx
Can you believe it? No dogs needing our help in Kerry pound today…. Wonderful xx
- (Some of you might be new to our page so you might not know what we have been tr…
(Some of you might be new to our page so you might not know what we have been trying to achieve the last six months and the goal we have set for AHAR.
But if you go on our web site, you will be able to read…. AHAR – the past, the present and the future. So you can catch up on our story so far)
The last six months of my life has been a roller coaster. We decided that we would fundraise to raise a deposit to get a mortgage for a premises to keep AHAR safe forever in an ex equine centre that just reminds you of Dallas when you drive in. It holds your breath and while your heart races.
I first went there eleven years ago to jump in a competition with a horse and five ponies that I had saved from the meat man (who all had a double clear that day. I was so proud of them ) and I remember thinking as I rode around their arena…. if only I had this place… how many animals could I save? I began to dream, id build this here… that there.
A state of the art equine rescue that is so badly needed. Loads of stunning kennels, a beautiful cattery that Kerry needs the most. But most of all, a place that AHAR would last forever, set in stone long after I am gone.
At the time, I thought I could never afford a place like this…. so I left with only a dream.
So when I found out it was for sale, my heart jumped. How much? How would I find out? Have I any chance at all? I swear I found it so hard to work that week all I could think of was…. what if?
So my heart got the better of me and I drove out to see it again. I climbed the gate and started to walk up the drive of dreams.
I felt like Dorothy on the yellow brick road, I even had my dogs.
As I did, I could see horses in the stunning paddocks, grazing in peace and safety waiting for homes.
I saw the old yard with stables and I dreamed of a vet clinic with a hoist to lift the likes of Passion.
The old house where all our friends of AHAR could come and stay…
Then the huge arena and stables that could save so many equines and run amazing fundraisers.
I really could see it all. I couldn't help but cry, I wanted it so badly.
It was there and then I decided. Why not! If I don't try i'll never know.
So we announced our plan and you became part of my dream and started to walk with me. I had found my army, my friends of AHAR.
Tonight you will get the update you have all been waiting for.
(Its not the news that we have it, just to explain the point we are at)
As I type this, im sitting on the window of the old house. Looking on to the drive of dreams…..the only place my heart would write this post.
I will admit the tears are pouring down my face…. we are so close. My head is bursting with emotion, but also fear of what will happen over the next week or two. The animals and I have our life and future in the hands of people we have no control of, who don't know me or have never walked amongst dogs crying in a death row pound.
If you have faith, or any belief I need you now.
We need all the luck in the world.
Talk to you all again at 8pm xx
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- We were offered a street collection for AHAR in Castleisland on Saturday. .
So…We were offered a street collection for AHAR in Castleisland on Saturday. .
So im asking all the AHAR supporters to help us collect some much needed funds.
Its from 10am to 6pm. Why not give a few hours of your time to help us. I promise it will be fun.
Can you share this post in the hope we get some help.
Thank you xx
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