Matthew ran the London marathon yesterday and completed it in 6 hours and 6 minutes. read more →
Many of you may have seen this photo being circulated of an old lab picked up by the Kettering dog warden; Nicky Higgins brought it to our attention first and so did a few others.
Chloe Pickering and Alex Fryer completed Tough Mudder read more →
Samuel Langley took up the challenge to be in junior Mudder.
This month’s Barking Up The Right Tree recognition goes to a lovely young lady who, with the help of her Mum, goes above and beyond for LIN week after week.
This young lady became involved in helping us fundraise when the rescue was founded back in 2013. She has seen us grow as she has grown into a lovely polite respectful, young lady.
She now regularly helps her Mum on homechecks and transport runs, and loves nothing more than seeing the dogs she has helped in their happy forever homes.
Over the last year alone, we have lost count of how many appearances her Me to You Bear tombola has appeared at county shows and fetes. She helps Suzanne Pickering when drawing the Club 100 Monthly, along with running raffles for us and helping on the fundraising group.
We cannot leave without mentioning how devoted she is to her own two Labradors Cody and Enzo. Both chocolate delights, which she utterly spoils with toys and teddies. Enzo was a special birthday present for her 18th birthday, and many of us cried when we watched her reaction when she realised he was her birthday present, and the day he arrived at her home hop over to these guys.
Lauren Taylor, and her Mum Christine, this is a big thank you from all at Labradors In Need for Barking Up The Right Tree and helping wherever you can xx
Kimberley is one of Labradors In Need’s extremely valuable area coordinator. This young lady has earned a mention in our Barking Up The Right Tree Blog. Nothing is too much for her, or nowhere is too far for her to travel. She will drop everything immediately to help a Lab in need.
Frequently , (with her very helpful Dad or partner), they have travelled for miles, up to 7 – 8 hour round trips for get dogs into rescue, or take them to their forever homes.
She also arranges venues for Fun Days/Dog Shows, organises the stalls, runs them with her family, bringing in much needed funds.
She has a heart of gold and a family to match.
We asked Kimberley why she helps Labradors In Need to which she replied:
“I volunteer for LIN because of how the charity goes above & beyond. To ensure each Labrador gets re-homed into the home that they deserve.
A big part of why I volunteer and do so much for LIN, is because of Rascal. If it wasn’t for Lily and her puppies (who came into the safe arms of LIN a few months back), I wouldn’t have known about Labradors In Need.
I saw the hard work and effort that went into ensuring that Lily and her pups were safe, and for that I can never thank the charity enough.
So the reason I what I do, is because I love to take part in the journey that provides each Labrador their happy ending x”