Monday, September 3, 2012

A Very Fetching Trivia Night Part II: The Return

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Less than a year ago, Fetching Dogs established itself as a fully fledged Rescue Group.

It's been one heck of an adventure and we have been astounded by the support we have received, and that support was evident when putting together our sequel event A Very Fetching Trivia Night Part II: The Return.

We promised in the posters that this year would be bigger and better and, thanks in part to all of you, that's become a fact. Because of all the support we received, we were able to raise double the amount we raised last year, giving us a total of just over $8000 - which goes directly back into our rescuing and rehoming efforts.

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The night was once again hosted by the notorious Portia Turbo, who was as fabulous as ever. We had a range of awesome auction and trivia prizes, all donated by some very generous businesses and people, and we made sure everyone went home with a Fetching Dogs Doggie Bag, which had a lot of our supporters' business details, plus some little goodies for their own dogs.

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For those that know us, we won't need to explain, but we don't just do Trivia - we fit in as many mini-games as we possibly can. There were coin rolls, quizzes to see who knew Fetching Dogs as well as they thought they did, paper airplanes (you need to redeem yourself next year, Greg, that's two years in a row you've had an epic fail)...

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We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along on the night. We're not going to lie, to have 145 people come along, when last year we had 90 people, was a bit of a surprise, and we count ourselves very lucky to have such enthusiastic and passionate supporters. Also, you all like a bit of a laugh so that's a bonus in our books! Not to mention the fact that $3000 of the total amount raised was actually given, by you, on the night.

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Another huge thanks goes out to all the businesses and individuals who donated things for our auction and trivia prizes. You've all been so incredibly generous and to have you rallying to give more and more for these dogs is heartwarming. And mucho gracias to the Toongabbie Sports Club for donating the room and helping us get everything organised!

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Again, thank you so much, to everyone who came along and to those who donated:

Burns Pet Foods
Command Australia
FleetPartners Pty Ltd
Janelle Wyatt
Jenny Napa
Mecca Personal Training
Merryn Mackay
Pendle Hill Meat Market (Yummi Pet Treats)
Silver Spectrum Hair Design
Sonja Ractivand
Valarie Cheers
Vampressa Flora

So a big cheers to you all and here's to next year's A Very Fetching Trivia Night Part III: The Revenge.

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