GRANTS & EVENTS
Fund raising has always been vigorous and, despite the global economic difficulties, we have several loyal and generous sponsors.
2016/2017: Jean Sainsbury donated £2000 in March 2016 and £3000 in February 2017 to help with the running costs of the PAWS clinic.
In February 2016, The Dogs Trust UK agreed to a grant of £4600 for roof repairs at the PAWS clinic. The work was carried out successfully in May 2016 by CSL builders - see News and Events.
An application was made in January 2016 to the France-Hayhurst Foundation for financial assistance with buying new equipment. PAWS is delighted to report that our grant application was successful and that the France-Hayhurst Foundation have funded the purchase of an Ultrasound machine and Microscope for use at the PAWS clinic. France Hayhurst also agreed in November to fund the purchase of a microconvex probe for the new Ultrasound. The new equipment is now in situ and proving very useful for our vet teams.
WVS and Marchig contributed to flight costs and expenses of 2 vet teams and donated over £2000 worth of supplies in 2016. Once again in 2017 they have donated £2000 worth of supplies and agreed to help with the expenses of 2 vet teams.
After a meeting with the mayor at the end of November 2016, Paxos municipality has agreed to donate a further 1500 euros for supplies.
2015: Jean Sainsbury donated £1000 to help with the building of new feeding stations and Paxos municipality donated 1000 euros for supplies. WVS and Marchig contributed to flight costs for the September team and donated over £1000 worth of supplies.
Rick Appleton who joined the PAWS team in 2014 was at the time working for Stanley House Vets in Colne. The vet practice raised £250 for PAWS by collecting the donations given by clients in September for nail clipping services. Our sincere thanks goes to all concerned and to Rick who volunteered for PAWS again in 2015.
Residents on Paxos regularly arrange fund raising events on Paxos, which include curry evenings, bring & buy parties and Boxing Day swims. The latter event raised 212 euros in 2015 and 206 euros in 2016
Ian & Elisabeth Bleasdale, the cartographers of the footpaths of Paxos, have always been avid supporters of PAWS and arrange fund raising events both in Paxos and the UK. They generously donated the proceeds of their walking book to PAWS in 2012 and 2013.
In 2013, Lucy Davis whose parents, Pam and Les live on Paxos walked 100k from London to Brighton raising money for PAWS. This was an incredible achievement and Lucy raised £1321.50. The same year, Lindsay raised over £1000 doing a 56k walk along the Trans Pennine Way. Both these events are recorded in the photo gallery.
PAWS is grateful to the many tourists and locals who donate money either directly to the PAWS bank account or via the collection boxes on Paxos.