Earlier in this cold and snowy week I received a heartwarming email which I'm going to share here because it says everything so perfectly and shows in such an inspiring way the power of friendship.
Dear Julie,I write to ask for your help. One happy day, when I happened upon your blog, I also saw a post for a raffle being organised by Saving Rare Breeds. It was a happy day, not just because I found your blog, but also because since then, I have become more involved with Saving Rare Breeds and the work that they do.Unfortunately, Stephen and Tracy who are Saving Rare Breeds are having a really rough time at the moment. Frankly, I don't know where they find their strength. They are struggling in lots of ways. This week, they have lost a number of their animals to a mystery illness. They describe it as their worst week ever.They are presently trying to do two things. Firstly, they are running a 1000 club (http://www.savingrarebreeds.org/). The take up has been slow to say the least. Secondly, they are trying to raise votes through the following link - http://www.facebook.com/FeelGoodPark?sk=app_440439032678865. I understand that if they get enough votes, they will get a much needed donation. Sadly, despite this second option costing nothing, again the take up has been slow.As your blog is so widely read and as you have helped Saving Rare Breeds in the past, I wondered whether you might be able to post a link to the 1000 club and the Animal Friends vote. If all of your readers took the time to vote, they would easily reach their target.I have become extremely fond of Stephen and Tracy and humbled by the work that they do. I am desperate to help them in any way that I can. I am also very grateful to you for leading me to them!
It has been such a cold few weeks here in the UK and for anyone working the land or caring for livestock it must be a challenging time. I don't know if any of you are able to help, I know that there are so many worthy causes to choose from but if you are able to help in even the smallest way either by
giving a few moments of your time to vote for Saving Rare Breeds here
or by donating a few pounds to support their work here
I know that Stephen, Tracy and their animals would be incredibly grateful. Thanks so much x
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