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Kennel Club Charitable Trust  reopens emergency relief fund
The Kennel Club emergency relief fund supports organisations suffering financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Second round will raise funds to help smaller charities.

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has reopened its emergency relief fund to support smaller dog rescue centres and other canine organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Launched in March, the first appeal raised funds for 20 organisations suffering financially and struggling to rehome animals during the crisis. This new appeal will see funds go to some of the smaller rescue centres that have also been affected by the pandemic.

“We recognise the importance of trying to support some of the smaller, but incredibly vital and dedicated canine organisations and rescues,” said Revd. Bill King, chairman of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. “Following on from the first round of applications it was recognised that we need to try and raise more funds so we can help more of the smaller charities.”

He continued: “We have been very grateful to the support of Our Dogs newspaper – without them and their readers we wouldn’t have been able to raise the extra £40,000 to be able to reopen the appeal.

“The appeal is still running within the newspaper and there is still so much to do, so we are grateful for any further funds to help us continue to support some of those smaller charities who are suffering in these extraordinary times.”

For further information about the appeal and to apply for funding, visit kennelclub.com. Donations to the appeal can be made via the secure Virgin Money Giving website.

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New 'DoggyLottery' to raise funds for rescue centres

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 A new 'DoggyLottery' to raise funds for dog rescue centres in the UK will launch on Saturday (4 July). Every four weeks, five different rescue centres will be connected to the lottery, providing much-needed funds - particularly during COVID-19 - and providing vital online exposure.

A weekly game costs £1.50 and entrants will have the chance of being one of 20 guaranteed winners. A massive 60 per cent of the raised funds will go towards the dog rescue centres, more than double that donated by leading lottery companies to charitable causes.

To find out more and play the lottery, visit www.doggylottery.co.uk  

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