Admiral donation sets tails wagging!
Local employer Admiral has helped Labradors in Need raise hundreds of pounds by providing a generator for the charity to use at its fundraising events. The donation was provided through Admiral’s Community Chest scheme which has donated to hundreds of charities and community groups through applications from its staff.
Labradors is a UK-wide charity that looks after dogs that need to be re-homed for a variety of reasons, such as neglect. They organise foster care for the labradors while they find permanent homes for them through a thorough application process.
The charity holds regular fundraising events which all require the use of a generator and thanks to the donation from Admiral, they will no longer need to pay the hire cost every time they have an event.
Jessica Kelly, who is one of the area coordinators for the Welsh Division of Labradors in Need, also works in Admiral’s Claims department in Swansea. She applied for the funds, as the charity was desperately in need of the generator to raise more funds to help more dogs.
Jessica owns a Labrador called Jack. She said, “The charity fundraises to pay for food, medicine and general upkeep of the Labradors whilst they are being re-homed, and we couldn’t afford to buy a generator or keep hiring one for all our events, so we’re really grateful to Admiral for giving us the money to buy our own. It’s made a huge difference, allowing us to raise more money at our events and so help more Labradors."
“All the foster carers and staff at Labradors in Need are volunteers and we very much depend on them. They complete the work in their spare time and we are always looking for more people to join our little area as the Welsh volunteer group is very small. We need volunteers for transporting dogs, home assessments, dog assessments or to help with fundraising. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, please get in touch.”
If you’d like to volunteer with Labradors in Need, visit their website: http://labradorsinneed.co.uk/volunteer/