Their £10k grant has enabled Hope to pay off the balance on their van, plus cover the next 12 months running costs (diesel, insurance, tax and bridge fees).
Through Hope’s fundraising supporters support they have managed to double their financial turnover which has meant that they have been able to help even more dogs. Hope have also increased the amount of dogs they took in directly for rehoming themselves by 50%, including several long term fosters with medical issues.
Hope have also achieved their main organisational objectives for 2009 – registered charity status and very own fully fitted-out van.
2010 is be Hope’s 5th Anniversary year and they have big plans as well! They hope to open their first charity shop somewhere in South Wales as a base with fundraising opportunities.
I hope their success continues well into 2010 and beyond!!