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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help the animals of Kefalonia by provided food, medical care, shelter and rehabilitation into hopefully a forever home.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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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?

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    Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Life goes on, Cruelty, Neglect, Pain and Sorrow. wE CAN HELP Yesterday, Today , Tomorrow. The suffering, Anguish, Pain, cruelty is a never ending tide. We can make a difference, We will make a difference. We are their voice and their protector. Just by giving a little, we can together accomplish so much.

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  • Wendy Gatfield

    Wendy Gatfield

    Mar 26, 2017

    I think it's absolutely marvellous all what you do, so much time and dedication. Very best of luck on the day, hope its fun and you enjoy it. Xxx

    £20.00

  • Liz White

    Liz White

    Mar 25, 2017

    £30.00

  • Georgina Stedman

    Georgina Stedman

    Mar 21, 2017

    Just wish you all the luck in the world you are so brave. ...all those animals will so thankful ♡

    £10.00

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John Ellett

John Ellett

Chatham, United Kingdom

John has been helping the Ark animal shelter in Kefalonia for several years and on May 14th 2017 is to attempt a double event of a Skydive and WingWalk to help raise much needed funds for Ark and Kats and to make people aware of the important role they play on the Island.

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