THE WALK OF DREAMS



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Many Tears Animal Rescue runs from our home. The house, the boarding kennels and all the land is owned by us and Many Tears will always have a place to run from for as long as we are here. However, Bill and I are not getting any younger and will not be here forever so we would like to safeguard the future of the rescue so that it can carry on after we are no longer able to run it.

I am aware Many Tears is my dream and that if I die because it's on our property Many Tears would die with me. I don’t plan to die or have a reason to think I am about to but I do want to ensure Many Tears' future and ensure it continues to run in the same way it does now.

In simple terms if something happens to one or both Bill and I, or when we cannot continue and must retire, the rescue would close down. If this happened, of course the assets of the rescue would be passed on to another rescue but it would be the end of Many Tears. I would like to prevent that from happening and the first step in securing the long term future of Many Tears would be for the rescue to own its own property. So I'm going to do a sponsored walk to kick-start fund raising towards this goal and on May 8th 2017 This is my Walk of Dreams and I will be starting a 280 mile trek from the ITV Studios in London to Many Tears, covering an average of 20 miles a day. I will be accompanied by two canine friends and will carry a tent on my back. I would people to offer me somewhere to pitch it each night as I want my dogs to sleep with me and I would not want to bring them into people's homes if they were dirty or wet which is quite possible.

To try and pre-empt any questions I have put some bullet points below.

  • The property fund will be maintained in a separate account and not used for the general running of the rescue. If for any reason the Many Tears were to close before a property could be purchased, then this special fund as well as all other Many Tears assets will go to another animal rescue.
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  • I am not thinking of retiring in the immediate future although selfishly I do hope for a future where I would get 2 days a week off and a holiday once a year and hopefully live off site at least some days a week.
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  • Once we have a reasonable amount of funds we will get this property valued as well as look at other properties like it. If we decided another property would be better for the rescue we would move Many Tears and its assets to a new location. I would still work there but not own the property.
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  • If Many Tears owned this property or one like it and continued to run the boarding kennels that would give them an income which would help fund the rescue. This would be a huge help to the rescues finances.
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  • I think eventually once all this is much further down the line we will start thinking about registering Many Tears as a charity. This is very tricky to do whilst we own and live in the property but it is something we will look at once we know what the future holds for Many Tears.

So in a nut shell - if I did not believe people were behind me in wanting Many Tears to continue saving dogs well into the future I would not be walking so far, putting myself through all the training I have to force myself to do, trying to get all the publicity I can for the walk. I am doing all I can to make sure that the dogs who will need this rescues help in the future have the same chance to find wonderful forever homes as all those who have already passed through our doors and I hope you will help me achieve this.

Please watch the video and if you would like to make the impossible dream become possible sponsor me and get others to do the same!
WALK LETTER SPONSOR FORM

If you want to help raise funds for the walk of dreams but hate collecting money read on. If you will take the sponsor form to your local pub or club or to work and ask people to sponsor Sylvia per mile, filling in the form with their email address, telephone number and signature, you can then once the form is filled send it to Many Tears where Sylvia or a volunteer will email each person saying the walks completed (God willing) and asking if they will honour their pledge. If every line was filled and they all pledged 1p a mile your form could bring in £67.20p. If everyone did this, the dream would and could be well on the way to being a reality.
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DAY 1 - 8th May 2017
WALK SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED!

DAY 2 - 9th May 2017
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DAY 3 - 10th May 2017
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DAY 4 - 11th May 2017
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DAY 5 - 12th May 2017
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DAY 6 - 13th May 2017
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DAY 7 - 14th May 2017
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DAY 8 - 15th May 2017
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DAY 9 - 16th May 2017
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DAY 10 - 17th May 2017
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DAY 11 - 18th May 2017
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DAY 12
WALK SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED!



DAY 13

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT SYLVIA HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED HER ENTIRE WALK AND HAS ARRIVED SAFELY BACK AT MANY TEARS.




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