Staff and four-legged residents at Dogs Trust Leeds are hoping that generous members of the public and local businesses will help to make this year’s Santa Paws Weekend a huge success by donating prizes for their raffle and tombola.
Taking place at the York Road Rehoming Centre from 12pm-3pm on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, staff are appealing for donations for the tombola and raffle which help raise thousands of pounds for homeless hounds every year. At least 100 dogs will spend Christmas Day at the centre and every penny raised at the ‘Santa Paws Fair’ will go towards looking after the dogs until they find their forever homes. Prizes have previously included everything from bottles of wine and chocolates to teddy bears and toiletries and vouchers for spa treatments and experience days.
Sarah Gamble, Supporter Relations Officer at Dogs Trust Leeds, said, “Our Santa Paws Weekend is one of our main fundraising events of the year and our tombola and raffle are absolutely key to helping us raise the much-needed pounds for our beautiful homeless hounds this Christmas. With just a few weeks to go we are hoping that once again kind-hearted dog lovers will be as generous as they have been in previous years so we can make sure the dogs have everything they need at Christmas and every day they are with us.”
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Santa Paws in his grotto and have their picture taken with their four-legged friend and the man of the season as well as enjoying Christmas refreshments. If you are able help, please send or drop off any donations to Dogs Trust Leeds, Woodlands Farm, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL.