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I AM writing with regard to a letter from S Hemming who had kindly responded to an earlier appeal for Mushroom's first eye operation and complained that they hadn't received a thank you.

I AM writing with regard to a letter from S Hemming who had kindly responded to an earlier appeal for Mushroom's first eye operation and complained that they hadn't received a thank you.

Everyone who helps out at Animal Allsorts was very upset to think that this had happened and after we had thought about the situation, we realised what had happened.

The first appeal was run by Mrs Paula Greaves, MBE, who ran Petsearch UK, with her late husband Harry, from her home in Lode Lane.

Unfortunately Paula died suddenly soon after that appeal, having passed on the donations to the treasurer, but she would have written the thank you letters herself and sadly did not have time to reply to everyone.

The letters are held in her estate so we are unable to access them.

We would like to apologise to everyone who donated to that appeal if they did not receive acknowledgement of their kindness.

We would also like to say a big thank you as well, as without it Mushroom would still be blind.

The June 4 appeal was organised by two new fund raisers, Janice Small and Sue Capewell and we were mortified to think that your readers thought we would just take their money and not acknowledge it.

We held a very successful car boot sale at The Chestnuts, Sheldon, and received lots of items for the raffle and tombola.

A lot of the people we spoke to, asked if we would mind keeping them informed about Mushroom's operation and his condition. The car boot appeal raised £1,656.56 and we are still getting cheques in the post.

Mushroom has finished his monthly check-ups and the vet is more than happy with his progress. His next visit to Willows is on August 14 -when the question of when his next operation can go ahead will be discussed.

The response we had from your readers was overwhelming. There were offers of donations and goods to sell and there were even offers of voluntary help with Theresa at the rescue.

Everyone who made these kind gestures was either written to, telephoned or both to offer our grateful thanks and to let them know how much money was raised.

Sue Capewell, Animal Allsorts.

 

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