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Summer Fair Success

Posted by Lyndon Basha in Events, News | Article permalink on Oct 01 2012

The weather held as Animal Ark was inundated with swarms of people and their pets as valued clients, locals and crew celebrated the Animal Ark 10 Year Anniversary at the Summer Fair Open Day on Sunday 30 September.  

Charities put their heart and soul into the event with stalls and the bikers roared to the rescue with pet food donations on the Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) Pet Food Run. Over £2,000 was raised on the day, a fantastic effort. 

Animal Ark threw open the doors inviting people come in and have a ‘behind the scenes’ look as crew and industry reps manned informative and interactive displays.

People got the opportunity to tuck into some authentic paella cooked on huge paella pans and home bakers answered our call for help, producing an amazing array of cakes and other goodies. There was certainly enough ‘taste testers’, with the cake stall constantly surrounded by people throughout the day.   

Kids were kept amused with face painting, balloon modelling, treasure hunt and ice-cream.


On behalf of our furry friends we would like to say a big thank-you for everyone’s support and generosity.

A day like this takes a lot of effort and preparation and it would not have been the success it was without the fantastic support of numerous volunteers, dedicated crew and the talented home bakers.

 ….and the awards go to

The Noisiest Award:  Goes to the Bikers from the BMF roaring in with pet food donations.

The Wettest Award: Goes to the crew who gamely put their heads in the stocks and had wet sponges thrown at them, all for a good cause.

The Diet Busting Award: Goes to the amazing cakes and other goodies kindly baked by various members of the Animal Ark community.

The Most Fortunate Award: Goes to all the pets in needs, with over £2,000 being raised.

The Clever Boy Award: Goes to ‘Simba’ who performed exceptionally well as a volunteer in the behaviour demonstration, carried out by Chirag Patel from Domesticated Manners.

The Scariest Award: Goes to the ‘enter if you dare room’ filled by Reptile Haven with various snakes including an eight foot python, a five foot iguana, a monitor, bearded dragon, chameleon and a scorpion.

The QI Award: Goes to Craig Son, of Manor Park who won an ipod docking station and Donna Howells, of Chadwell Heath who won a big bag of pet food, for being the first drawn with all correct answers to the Animal Ark Quiz.

The Most Appreciated Award: Goes to all of our valued clients for your support throughout the years and for honouring us with the responsibility of taking care of your loved ones.

Thank you.

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  4. Denise Cable on Nov 17 2012 at 11:18 said:

    Great day, good atmosphere and well organised. . Here’s to another 10 years and all the good work you do. I feel you are unique

  5. Sandra Dalton on Oct 29 2012 at 12:33 said:

    Really enjoyed the day. Congratulations for reaching 10 years and a big thank you on behalf of all the animal charities and individual homeless animals you help.