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Weʼre raising £10,000 to We are aiming to raise £10.000 to help ARK (Animal Rescue Kefalonia), Medical supplies, food and general care and rehoming.

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In 2012 during a visit to Kefalonia Chris and John Ellett befriended a dog, they fed it and gave it water. When their departure time came they watched as the dog - locals called her Lily - walk away down the road only to see a man viciously kick Lily in the ribs. This image stayed with them and resulted in telephone calls on their return to England to try to find help for this dog. This is where they discovered ARK (Animal Rescue Kefalonia).
Chris and John raised funds for ARK before they returned to the island. As they presented the funds they were asked if they would take part in a rescue mission. Five dogs in desperate condition had been reported. What they found there horrified them both. Nothing could be achieved on this day but on a return visit they found that only two dogs remained. Blind, bloody, mite infested and bone thin were some of the things these dogs were dealing with. After a standoff with the farmer who owned the animals and the appearance of the police one dog was removed for urgent medical attention - Chris named this dog Choccy a chocolate brown Labrador. After urgent medical treatment Choccy recovered and has now found a new forever home in Holland.
John decided to do a skydive to try to raise more much needed funds. He succeeded in raising 5,500 euros with this and other fund raising ideas. Without the support of family and friends this would not have been possible and is why John calls it peoples fundraising event not just his.
For 2017 John is planning on more, and, more daring fund raising events. ARK along with another group called KAT's plus a donation to the running costs of the animal ambulance will benefit from Johns efforts.
Like the last Skydive event, the event next year is a people’s event, you are the ones that are going to make a difference, so please, can you support him in helping the unwanted, neglected, injured and homeless animals of ARK and KATS?
Website http://animalrescuekefalonia.com/index.php

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  • John Ellett

    John Ellett

    14 days ago

    John Ellett

    All the information from our first crowd Funding page can be accessed using the following web address. None of the information, stories or photos have been changed and the sponsors and totals raised can still be seen. Please go to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Help-Animal-Rescue-Kefalonia-1 The link will take you straight to our previous page. Kind Regards John Ellett

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    John Ellett

    18 days ago

    John Ellett

    Hi Everyone. This is our second page due to the first one using up its allocation of 120 days. Pleased to inform you that a total of £1.103 has been raised so far. A big thank you for your support. The sponsors who have contributed so far will be added in the updates ASAP. Thank you so much and we look forward to reaching our target figure of £10.000. Kind Regards John.

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    Nov 28, 2016

    From a well wisher from America. Donating $100 towards your cause. Glad to be of help.x

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John Ellett

John Ellett

John Ellett became interest in the welfare of Kefallinia's animals several years ago while on vacation. Since visiting ARK, John has held boot fairs, performed a Skydive and In May 2017 plans another Skydive and a Wing Walk to raise funds for the animals shelter.

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