Christmas is now over and hopefully we can look forward to 2021 and a little bit more normality.
2020 was a big year for FMA. With such turmoil going on in the world we had to think out of the box in order to stay afloat and still provide for all the animals in our care. It was and still is, with the help of our fabulous supporters that we were able to do this. You continued to take part in our 100 Club, bought from our online market and responded so generously to appeals for help. Jane at the Teapot held a wonderful raffle for us and continued to run our mini little book stall through all the upheavals. We would also like to thank Alley Palais and Sue at The Diner for holding fund raising events and Joe’s Salon for being so supportive. Last but not least, massive thanks to the team at Zambuca Beach Bar and Restaurant. We have built up a fabulous partnership with you and we are looking forward to working with you again in the New Year.
Some events still went ahead although with reduced capacity, but we had to cancel others when restrictions were altered in November and early December. Thankfully mid-December restrictions were once again lifted in a limited way, but it allowed us to plan for some Christmas events. At the time of writing this we are looking forward to the wonderful Jersey Boys, a Fashion Show featuring the music of Jaggo, a yummy Cake Sale at Joe’s Salon and a Christmas Quiz.
From a small charity a couple of years ago we have grown beyond all expectations. One week in December we saw the delivery of 19 dogs to different kennels from where they will start their journeys to new homes. We have also built up fabulous partnerships with other charities both here and abroad and we look forward to further collaboration with these wonderful organisations in the New Year.
Our work with the non-domestic cats and kittens in our area continues (TNR), but we really need support in order to achieve everything we would like to do. If you think you could help with this scheme, or in any other way; transport, fostering etc, please contact us via our Facebook page. We are always looking for volunteers.
I would love to list the number and names of those dogs, cats and other animals, we have helped during 2020, but I would run out of space! When we are drowning in requests for help we can look at the many, many neglected, abandoned and mistreated animals we have helped, and come up for air.
Please keep following our Facebook page, where you will see updates on the animals in our care and information on any future fund raising events.
Thank you again to all our friends and supporters and we wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
Saving one animal won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal.