This year i wanted to do something different for Christmas - something that would benefit someone...everyone? And also something i could fit into the crazy schedule that means i am usually still handing out Christmas cards and presents well into January..! So i decided that instead of individual cards and presents, i would give a donation to Pat at Ark on the Edge rescue centre. This donation was in the form of some animal food, (which you may have seen a picture of in the Teesdale Mercury); a monetary donation; and, on the saturday before Christmas, Rebekah - who has been doing an apprenticeship with Animate for the last year - and I, donated our time to help out with the animals for a few hours. Below are a few photos of our morning there. If you would like to donate either your time, resources, or some money to Ark on the Edge, please follow this link: Pat will be so grateful if you are able to help - even in the smallest of ways :-)
And finally, a massive thanks to all my customers for their generosity to me, Rebekah and Sarah - all gifts, cards and kind words were very, very much appreciated. Happy New Year everyone!