Ellon fundraiser makes £1000 for GAGAH

Some of those at the GAGAH fundraiser in Ellon
Some of those at the GAGAH fundraiser in Ellon

An Ellon Christmas Fayre has raised in excess of £1000 for a greyhounds charity.

Give A Greyhound A Home (GAGAH)- held their Christmas Fayre at the Kirk Centre, Ellon.

Organisers said that all humans and hounds had a great time at the event, with super weather.

Organisers said: “We could not have had better conditions, sunshine, mild and no wind.

“We had twelve humans helping out and eleven greyhounds too.

“We stood outside next to the pavement, and the dogs drew people in like a magnet (as usual).

“We are pleased to say that one couple said they would be contacting GAGAH to rehome a dog, and another couple spoke to me for about 30 minutes, and I would say that they too are very interested.

“That makes all the hard work worthwhile.

“The fayre was very well attended, with a steady stream of people coming in to check out everything that was on offer.

“We raised £657 from the raffle, tombola, tea and cakes, plus the GAGAH Happy Hound Store brought in a further £326, to make a grand total of £983. With a couple more things to come in we will top £1,000.

“This has ensured it will be an annual fixture on the GAGAH fundraising calander. It was a very enjoyable day for everyone.”

When the GAGAH charity rescue any dog they go straight to the vets for a check, and as they rescue and rehome around 100 dogs every year, vet bills are about £15,000 every year.

Raising funds is essential to the running of the charity, so this is why they decided to hold their first ever Christmas Fayre in the town.