This year the team had the pleasure of representing FBS at BBC Countryfile Live. Looking at the weather forecast we was not sure how successful the weekend would be, for once we weren’t worried about rain but the rising heat over the last few weeks.
The FBS team packed up their cars/vans with all the merchandise and drove from all over the country to give up their free time to represent the wonderful FBS. On the Wednesday evening the pink tents were erected, and all the stalls set out perfectly ready for Thursdays opening day.
With temperatures not dropping we warned visitors to put their dog’s health first and to look for the BIG PINK TENT as we were well equipped to keep all dogs cool! All weekend our doggie paddling pool and dunk pool were in constant use with lovely dog owners enjoying watching their pooches splash about. We had some reluctant dogs (normally frenchies!) that would not even look at the water, but do not worry this is were team FBS came to the rescue with cool towels and gentle hands.
We were very lucky on our opening day that our wonderful handsome ambassador Pete Wicks and his side kick Pirate Peggy came to spend the day with us. Pete was a big hit with the dogs and a few of the ladies quite liked him too 😉
The whole weekend team FBS worked hard promoting the charity and educating the public on our motto #breedforhealthnotwealth. With temperatures of around 30 degrees and long 10 hour days the team powered through still smiling and laughing right to the end. The day did not end at site, as the team then went back to their accommodation for the weekend to brainstorm about the future of FBS.
People often wonder why we do so many events and for us this year BBC Countryfile Live was a first and it will not be our last!
Here is an overview of the weekends figures:
· Potential signed up fosterers = approx. 42
· Vets = 5
· Road train volunteers = LOADS
· Sponsors to have meetings with = 11
· Money raised = £803
A BIG thank you to all the team who attended and made the weekend what it was!
Caroline and Lyne (Our Car Boot Queens)
Sadie, Steven and the Lacey girls (Team Surrender)
Ali, Lindsey, Adam and Joe (Founder and her wonderful family)
Georgie (Management Queenie)
And me (Jo)
BUT how could we forget our wonderful FBS fur babies who kept us entertained all weekend. Remy, Howard, Peggy, Betty-Boo and our very own Looby!
A huge thank you to Pete Wicks for not only spending the first day with us crazy lot but also returning on Sunday for more FBS madness.
Events are a wonderful place to meet the team and get involved in FBS – if you would like to get involved please message us on facebook and look out for events near you!