Hi Debra
Well it is just over 2 weeks until the London marathon, and to date I have raised just over £500 for TIA. My race number is 26,228,  from the green start, so if you want to add this to your web site it might get a few more people to sponsor me. Is has been really humbling getting sponsorship from people I don’t know, but who believe in TIA and what you are doing, and this in itself has really helped me get through the training.  Apparently there is an app you can download that can track specific people, if anybody wants to sit on the sofa eating cake and drinking coffee on Sunday 23rd April and track my progress.  . The race starts at 10 am, and I hope to be running past Buckingham Place by 2 pm.
I will let you know how I get on, and thank you again for putting this info on your website.
Now better head out for a run!!
Jennifer
(We”l be rooting for you Jennifer……..over a large lunch!)

 

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We need you all and more ……
A very big thank you to all the people and businesses that sponsored one of our kennels in December 2016.
Now that the new kennels block is completed all the certificates are back in the kennel block.We would like to add an extra thank you for everyone’s patience.
As some people won’t be able to get to the kennels to see their certificate displayed, kennel sponsors will be listed month by month on Facebook.
You can sponsor a kennel at our Ebay shop
http://www.ebay.co.uk/…/Please-Sponsor-Kennel…/282386501158…
or,
you can email tiasponsordogs@live.co.uk for details of other options of how to do so,lastly you can
contact Marion on 0113 2565731.

Thank you to ……
December 2016 sponsors

Dani, Paul, Jared & Anya Atkins
Blue Owl Transport
Alexandra Buckley
Gill Chapman
Anne Davies & Ian Grieveson
From Jake, with love.
Ella & Alfie Jones
Trish & Alan Lowndes
Ed & Martina Melbourne
Chris McAndrew & Paul Harbisher
Helen McKenzie & Garry Jones
Deborah Middleton
Joan Richardson
Ian & Andrea Rowbotham
Janice Toft
Nigel & Steph Waller
Maggie, Chris, Freddie & Rosie
Titan
Samuel
Ellie
Hedley
Willow
Lindsay Wright
Yorkshire Building Society x 9

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Tia Social Sunday Walk: Sunday 2nd April….
Please come and join us with your hounds for a lovely walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road (A638), Retford, Notts, DN22 8RQ.
The walk will start at the usual time of 11am and is expected to last approximately 40 minutes. Meet in the main car park where there is an optional donation fee of £1.50 to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 
Dogs to be kept on leads at all times and please scoop the poop!!
If you would like to take one of the kennel dogs, which they would absolutely love, then please arrange with Deb in advance.
Afterwards, everyone is welcome to join us back at the Tia café for some well deserved refreshments!
Thanks for your ongoing support, Amy

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We have been here nearly 2 years now. This time last year we were in financial trouble. But we got through it. The reason we got through it is because people believe in Tia.

The first grant came from Support Adoption for Pets, £35,000 towards a new kennel block. But as the year went on, we couldn’t find the rest of the money to build it and were in danger of losing the grant.

In stepped an anonymous donor…£48,000..all bills cleared….A glimmer of hope was appearing…

Then came the niece of an old friend who had died. She has funded the rest of the kennel build and the bloody newt survey….A light at the end of the tunnel…

Then in January a couple appeared with a cheque…damn i thought they were coming to foster…Ryves clearly needs a girlfriend…oh well….

Well i had to put my glasses on for that one….I couldn’t beleive it…£100,000…yes really £100,000.

Are you going to pay it off the mortgage? Hell no, we are going to build, kennels, stables, and more kennels.

So on we are ploughing. The kennel block is almost finished, the newt survey is under way and a new stable block on order.We have a bit of money in the bank. It doesn’t last long though. We have outgoings every month of between £30,000 and £40,000…

But we are still here and we have a fantastic team down here too. A bloody fantastic team….

And the icing on the cake…We are now working closely with not only Askern Greyhound Stadium but Stainforth Dog Track too….they also want to now use Tia. So there we have it, that is the reason we moved. We just need to do something more to get these dogs rehomed…

Thanks to everyone. Every penny really does help….every penny….

Deb

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