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Weʼre raising £500 to Support Halkidiki Animal Rescue

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Some of you may know that in September this year, it will be my 50th birthday. This is clearly a monumental milestone, and I am lucky to have reached it; I am happy and I am healthy and certainly don’t feel my age on the inside!

Some of you will also know that I have an unrelenting passion for supporting animal welfare as well and an inherent love of Greece. As I am happy, healthy and have the most wonderful life, shared with wonderful people, and have more than any human could possibly need, what better way to mark this birthday than recognise a cause that is extremely close to my heart.

This year, instead of any cards or gifts, or just because you want to make a little bit of difference, I am asking for donations to Halkidiki Animal Rescue run by Julie Tsiakmakis.

Julie is one of the most positive and inspiring people I have ever met and works tirelessly to support the stray and needy animals in Greece. Julie runs the rescue shelter in the part of Greece where my lovely Mum grew up and that I have visited throughout my life (in fact, I had my 1st birthday there!). Julie has been rescuing animals for 18 years and running the shelter for 15. In that time, she’s had to deal with unbelievably challenging situations to try and protect, treat and save the animals in the region, while promoting sterilisation programmes to control the number of strays and finding homes for these animals across Europe.

Julie does this incredible work with the support of CARAT run by Linda; a registered charity based in West Sussex who helps animal welfare groups across Greece. Last year, CARAT supported the sterilisation of around 2000 stray cats and dogs, as well as supporting around 20 small shelters and volunteers in Greece. They also rehomed more dogs and cats in the UK than ever before, helping these desperate and deserving animals to find their forever homes.

All this is done with the help of people like us who provide the support for these amazing organisations to run. With our help, we will enable them to fund bigger projects and help even more animals. Please would you donate as much as you can spare; your gift will mean so much to me, so much to them, and will ensure this incredible work continues.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of Julie and CARAT and the animals whose lives will change because of your generosity.

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  • Sarah's friends

    Sarah's friends

    Aug 6, 2018

    Thank you Phil, Sharon and the girls, Claire and Greg, Steve L for your cash donations at the party supporting this fantastic cause! We are truly grateful for your donation! Xx 😀


  • Chris Hamann

    Chris Hamann

    Aug 4, 2018

    You’re doing an amazing job for these animals. Happy birthday Sarah! x =D


  • Josh Tye

    Josh Tye

    Aug 4, 2018

    great cause, happy birthday 😘x


  • Joanne Jenkinson

    Joanne Jenkinson

    Aug 4, 2018

    Dearest Sarah, Happy birthday to our beautiful animal loving friend. Lots of love, The Jenkies 💕PS Never thought I’d see the day Paul was donating money to cats!


  • Panos Tsaknis

    Panos Tsaknis

    Aug 4, 2018

    good job keep going


  • Mark & Carlamaria Jackson

    Mark & Carlamaria Jackson

    Aug 3, 2018

    To dearest Sarah, Wishing you a fabulous 50th birthday party and year ahead beautiful lady! We can't wait to celebrate with you.With lots of love Carla & Mark xx


  • Jenny Murphy

    Jenny Murphy

    Aug 3, 2018

    Happy birthday my dear friend Sarah. What a wonderful thing you are doing to mark your special Birthday. Can't wait to share it with you. Xxx


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