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Rookes Soft Toy Tombola Spalding 16th December 10am - 4pm

Post Date: 05/12/2017


Johnsons Garden Centre Soft Toy Tombola 28th October 2017

Post Date: 29/09/2017


Boston Market Christmas Light switch on Soft Toy Tombola 23rd November 2017

Post Date: 29/09/2017


Holbeach Christmas Market 2nd and 3rd December

Post Date: 29/09/2017


Rookes Soft Toy Tombola Spalding 19th November 10am - 4pm

Post Date: 29/09/2017


Claythorpe tombola 2nd Sptember

Post Date: 23/08/2017


Rookes Tombola Spalding 9th September 10am - 4pm

Post Date: 23/08/2017

Soft toy Tombola 10 - 4 Rookes Spalding 9th September

Party In The Ark 5th & 6th August

Post Date: 15/07/2017


Baytree Tombola 22nd & 23rd July

Post Date: 15/07/2017


Baytree Tombola 22nd & 23rd July

Post Date: 15/07/2017


EMAIL CONTACT PREFERRED

Post Date: 18/02/2017

Due to volunteer commitments and high volume of enquiries we are asking for all initial contact to me made via our email address Lincsarkcharity@gmail.com or the contact page of our website. You can also find us on Facebook and direct message on there. When contacting us please ensure that you include a full address and contact number in order for you to identify if you fall in our rehome area and also to contact you via telephone if the enquiry is of a time sensitive nature.

Caythope Gala - Will it ever stop raining!?

Post Date: 20/09/2016

NEVER ENDING RAIN!
Well sadly the rain never did stop at Caythorpe Gala and everyone/everything got wet, very. That's makes us even more grateful for those that attended and supported our stall. We are pleased to say we raised £118 and met some lovely people along the way.
Thank you Caythorpe for having us.

Fun Dog Show and Open Day (Sutterton Vets)

Post Date: 20/09/2016

We had a great day yesterday fundraising at the Fun Dog Show and Open Day. As usual the event was very well organized and the weather was kind to us. We raised £197.50 - fantastic result!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped on the day and also to those who work behind the scenes.

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us and thank you also to those that offered help with donations of bric a brac and an adoption enquiry too - brilliant!! xx


M.A.W.S Cheque Presentation

Post Date: 20/09/2016

Last night a group of us from Lincs Ark went to the M.A.W.S Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters Group AGM. We had been lucky enough to be one of their of four charities voted in by members last year. We were presented with a cheque for an incredible £1181.00!!!!!!! M.A.W.S are a fantastic charity who work tirelessly each year to raise money to help local animal charities. Thank you so much to M.A.W.S., your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!!

Party in the Ark 2016

Post Date: 20/09/2016

A great weekend at Party in the Ark was had by all! The sun shone and the bands were on form, what more could we ask for? The biggest thank you ever must go to Jo and Ray of Abi's Hotel for Cats - boarding cattery organizing this event with proceeds to Lincs Ark. The planning into getting this event off the ground is hard work and time consuming, so we cannot thank you both enough. Jo and Ray raised the most incredible amount of £1600.50 !!!!! That is more than we could ever have dreamed of. Thank you so much.

There are many more thank you’s too..…… a huge thank you to all the bands who gave their time free of charge, they are from Saturday – Cuttin Loose, Revolver, Robert Hokum (Bob did you actually eat the whole cake by the way?), Geoff Garbow band, Alter Egos and the Amazing Armadillos. From Sunday - Beachy Head Diving Club, Left hand Drive, Northsyde and last but not least the incredible Cross Fire who stepped in at the last minute. Thank you to you all and it was great to meet many of you.

Thank you to all that gave donations from the stalls – Snak Shak (fantastic homemade pink lemonade); Heckington 8 Sail Brewery; John Tooley Amusements; Kay Hardstaff face painting from Saturday; Eve Marie Ford face painting from Sunday; Kirsten Watkiss of Little Wing, henna body art, Hayley Payne, Iceni holistic therapist, Skinner’s ice cream and First Aider Becci Horn Fortune who covered the entire weekend – thank you so much.

Thank you to all the visitors who supported Lincs Ark and gave very, very generously, you all looked to be having a great time.

Last but not least a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who yet again work tirelessly behind the scenes and those who helped over the weekend along with their partners and husbands and not forgetting all the little helpers, you worked your socks off – thank you.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.


Lincs Ark at the Heckinton Show make £1470!!

Post Date: 20/09/2016

Well we had a great weekend at Heckington Show, the weather was good and lots of happy people. We made a staggering £1470 which wouldn't have been possible without all the lovely supporters and our volunteers!

We had fantastic neighbours either side of us; Kwirky kow vintage and Funky Gifts which really makes a difference. Lovely to meet you all.

An extra special thank you goes to all the volunteers who helped over the weekend and those who work tirelessly behind the scenes. We have such a great team now and long may it continue.

Another huge thank you to The Recycling Factory for making up the wonderful bunting, we had lovely comments about it and really it made such a difference to our stall and set it off a treat.


START THE DAY with gratitude!!

Post Date: 11/05/2016

This is Jenny, Jenny works at Oaklands College in St. Albans as an animal management lecturer. She was nominated and selected for a shine award for her work with students and valuing diversity. As a result she received £100 prize money which she requested to be donated directly to Lincs Ark. What a lovely superstar, not only for her outstanding work at the college but for being so kind and generous! Thank you Jenny from us and all the animals in our care.                      

If you would like to donate you can by texting LINC11 £2 to 70070 (or any amount you wish) or online at https://mydonate.bt.com/donation/start.html?charity=80788


HUGE thanks to Anita & Rosie at the Carrington Charity Auction!!!!

Post Date: 10/05/2016

We are delighted to announce a wonderful donation of £252!!

Anita and Rosie from the Wednesday Night Carrington Charity Auction raised this amazing amount when they both decided to shed a few pounds and raise money for Lincs Ark at the same time. So, last Wednesday evening, just before the auction, they presented us with a cheque for £252, which we were obviously thrilled to accept.

Many of the sponsors were people who attend the auction so we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Anita & Rosie and all their sponsors. Well done and thank you!!!

*** It’s a super evening at Carrington Village Hall every Wednesday. They start the auction with a game of bingo at 6.00 p.m. which is great fun, and then start auctioning the lots. Viewing is from 12.00 noon on the day, and you can leave a bid on an item should you not be able to attend in the evening. They charge 10% commission from both the buyers and the sellers which is then donated to a nominated charity. There are many bargains to be had, from a teapot to a lawnmower or a set of cutlery to a tumble dryer. Get there early to get a seat! ***


Rookes Calendar Sale Success!

Post Date: 12/04/2016

We would like to thank Rookes Pet Products Ltd for their generous donation of £587, raised through the sale of their wonderful pet calendars!
We are understandably over the moon and cannot thank Rookes, and everyone who bought one of the calendars enough !! xxx

01.04.16 Boston Market - Family Fun Friday success!

Post Date: 02/04/2016

We had a great day yesterday at the Family Fun Friday event held in Boston Market Place. Our tombola stall made a fantastic £296.37 and then the lovely lady that was there on her face painting stall approached us and asked for one of our donation buckets. She made £53.21 for Lincs Ark!!!!

So a total amount of £349.58!!! Whooopeee!

So, a verybig thank you to all of you who came along and supported us and also to the lady at Cheeky Face Entertainments. Finally a thank you to all the volunteers who helped on the stall. Have a great weekend everyone. xx


Thanks to Aarons Trading Post in Holbeach!

Post Date: 01/04/2016

Another Lincs Ark collection box was emptied today. Thank you very much to Aarons Trading Post in Holbeach and their customers. We were thrilled to find that it contained £48.38!!! FANTASTIC!! Thanks everyone :D x

Family Fun Day - Boston

Post Date: 30/03/2016

From 10am-3pm. Please come and see us !! x


Tombola at Johnsons this Easter Saturday !!!

Post Date: 24/03/2016

We will be having a tombola at Johnsons of Boston this Easter Saturday from 9am until 5pm. We will be in the food hall entrance with lots of prizes!! Please pop in and see us and say hello !

Rachel's Pay it Forward

Post Date: 21/02/2016

One of our lovely volunteers has come up with an ingenious idea to help us at Lincs Ark and other animal charities in our county. Please see below for more details.

Click to see more.

Tesco Boston Fundraising!!

Post Date: 21/02/2016

We have had an amazing two days fundraising at Tesco Boston.

Yesterday we raised £287.50 and today £340.42, that makes a total of ...... drum roll...... wait for it.............a whopping.... £627.92!!!

This is a fantastic amount, so thank you to everyone for being so generous and is very much appreciated.

We met quite a few of our wonderful Facebook friends and is great to put a face to a name, also met a number of people who have adopted from us previously and was lovely to hear how their furry bundles are getting on.

Finally a BIG thank you to all the volunteers who helped on both days and made this possible and to Tesco, Boston.
THANK YOU XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Fantastic result from our tombola at Baytree Garden Centre!

Post Date: 04/12/2015

We collected a massive £608 on our tombola on Saturday at Baytree Garden Centre!

This is more than last year as we raised £561. The choir sang beautifully as always and it even bought a tear to my eye!! We just can't thank you all enough who who came to support us, we had a great day as always. xxx

eBay & Facebook selling

Post Date: 04/11/2015

We now have both an eBay and a Facebook selling page to raise vital funds for our animal welfare and rehoming work.

Our Facebook selling page can be found by clicking here.

Don't forget to visit our eBay page by clicking here.

Thanks for all your support, our fluffy friends appreciate it and we do too !!


15th November 2015 - Join us for the 8th Annual Lincs Ark Fun Dog Show !!

Post Date: 04/11/2015

We would like to invite you to the 8th Annual Lincs Ark Fun Dog Show will be held on Sunday 15th November 2015. Kindly hosted by Jo-anne Hill.

Judging will start at 11am.

£1 per class, paid on entry into the ring.

The venue is Eastville Village Hall, Boston, Lincolnshire.

- 20 FUN classes for all breeds/crossbreeds and ages.

- Relaxed and fun atmosphere.

- Beautiful rosettes and prizes for all up to 5th place (sponsored by Elwood, Briggs & Turner Veterinary Surgery).
-Special prizes and rosettes for Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show.

- Hot and cold refreshments will be served in the kitchen. Bacon baps, cheese baps, crisps, homemade cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee and cans of pop all at good prices with all money going to Lincs Ark.

- Fabulous 'doggy' raffle with some great prizes.

- Bargain dog items for sale.

All money raised on the day will go directly to helping the animals in the care of Lincs Ark animal welfare.


The full event information can be found on Facebook by clicking here.



Visit us at Rookes in December!

Post Date: 02/11/2015

Our Halloween tombola at Rookes Pet Products Ltd made an amazing £144! We met a lot of friendly dogs and their owners who came to shop at the store and also met the delightful Walter, who is the face of July in the Rookes calendar. Rookes has kindly chosen Lincs Ark to be the beneficiary from the sales of the Rookes calendar, with £1 coming to us from each calendar sold! They will make a great stocking filler!

Lincs Ark will be at Rookes again on Saturday 5th December with a Christmas tombola, we do hope you will be able to come along and have a go as funds raised will help feed our foster animals over Christmas.

If you are not able to make it to the store on 5th December but would like to help our animals, we do have a collection bin in the foyer and would be delighted to receive cat food, cat litter and hay/pellets for our rabbits. THANK YOU from our furry rescues. x


Lincs Ark Facebook Page

Post Date: 23/06/2015

We have experienced difficulties with our Facebook page and unfortunately we have had to change from a Profile to a Page.  This has caused us no end of problems and sadly we have lost all our messages and postings.  We have also discovered that you may not be seeing all our new postings.  To receive our Notifications we need to ask you to click on Liked and then Get Notifications.  This will mean you receive our postings.  Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused everyone but it was taken out of our control.  Thank you for your continued support.

Lincs Ark Raffle

Post Date: 08/06/2015

We are delighted to say our Grand Raffle of 2015 made a profit of £1,142.52.   The proceeds will be split between our cats and our rabbits.  Our rabbits are in need of new hutches and runs and this will buy some sturdy accommodation for them.  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and donated prizes, we appreciate your continued support.

A cold but fun day at Johnsons Garden Centre

Post Date: 25/02/2015

21st February 2014 - We are delighted to announce we raised £152 today at Johnsons of Boston with our tombola, every ticket was a winner!

A big thank you to Heather and an even BIGGER THANK YOU to LOUISE, you are a little star and real trooper.  

Thank you to Rachel and Hayley and of course thank you to Carol for all the crafts you are making and donating to us, all the easter egg ducks went bar one.  

We've had some great offers of tombola prizes and bric a brac and a lovely lady who would like to volunteer for us.  A great day!!!


KITTENS' CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL

Post Date: 16/12/2014

Dear supporters, we are very excited to launch our 2014 Kittens' Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. We are inundated with kittens that have either been dumped without their mums or have been born under a bush and their stray mothers have been trying to provide shelter for their babies, or simply not wanted by their owners. We desperately need all things kitten to help us care for them:

kitten wet food pouches either Felix or Whiskas

kitten milk especially Top Life goats milk for kittens (from Asda)

kitten toys


It doesn't have to be a shoe box, it can be any box of any size. It might be that some of you would like to fill a box as a group, or get a school or class involved. Our kittens will just be grateful for anything. Throughout the appeal we will post photos of our kittens with their gifts so you can see what a difference you have made. 

The drop off points are listed below or please get in touch by email lincsarkcharity@gmail.com or FB message us. Thank you everyone, from the bottom of their tiny beating hearts.

Woodco Office Equipment Co, Boston Industrial Estate, Norfolk Street, Boston
Holland House Dental Surgery, 69 Wide Bargate, Boston
Elwood, Briggs & Turner Vets, Kirton - Marked for the attention of Jo-anne Hill

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 

from All at Lincs Ark




We are delighted to be the first charity to receive the 2014 One-to-One donation of cat food from Lily's Kitchen and number one on the Advent Calendar.

Post Date: 08/12/2014

We are delighted to be the first charity to receive the 2014 One-to-One donation of cat food from Lily's Kitchen and number one on the Advent Calendar.
This is just a small amount of what arrived from them. We cannot thank Lily's Kitchen enough and all you lovely friends who nominated us. Our feline fosters will have a special Christmas this year.
Jasper did sample it to check that it was OK and as you can see, he loved it!!

The children of Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding raised a total of £190.00 for Lincs Ark

Post Date: 08/12/2014

The children of Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding raised a total of £190.00 for Lincs Ark at their end of year concert in June.  The choir sang, the band played and there were soloists on drums, violins, clarinet, guitar and piano.  They played to a packed house and a good time was had by all.  Thank you to everyone who took part and to all those kind people who made a donation.

A WONDERFUL DONATION OF CUDDLY TOYS!

Post Date: 08/12/2014

One of our volunteers was browsing the tables at the Boston Country Park boot fair on Monday, 26th August, hoping to find some cuddly toys at reasonable prices that we could offer as tombola & raffle prizes at subsequent events.  After some success at buying half a dozen, a lady approached her and asked whether the cuddly toys she was after were needed for a charity.  Having said that they were for Lincs Ark, to help raise money for animals, she immediately said she would happily donate all the cuddly toys she had in her car with pleasure.  This turned out to be around 70 cuddly toys! 
We are so grateful to Sarah and her daughter Lissy for what must be one of our biggest donations yet!
“Thank you, Sarah and Lissy!”

Lincs Ark were out in force at Morrisons,

Post Date: 08/12/2014

Lincs Ark were out in force at Morrisons, Pinchbeck on Friday 12th July.  Raising almost £384 with a tombola there were many delighted customers and the name of Lincs Ark and what we do is well and truly out there.  The photo shows a Morrisons customer selecting a winning ticket. 
Following on from this event we will be attending other supermarkets.  These include bag packing at Morrisons in Skegness on 14th September and Collection Days with tombolas at Tesco in Boston on 20th September, Sainsburys in Spilsby on 28th September and Asda in Boston on 5th October.  Hopefully we will see you there.

Thank you to everyone who put their green tokens in the Lincs Ark box at Asda in Boston

Post Date: 08/12/2014

Thank you to everyone who put their green tokens in the Lincs Ark box at Asda in Boston. Unfortunately we didn't win the first place but we did come a very, very close 2nd and on 9th July some of the Lincs Ark volunteers went along to collect the cheque for £50. That's a cat spay and microchip taken care of! Once again, thank you all for your support, keep up the good work.

Lincs Ark were delighted when Pilgrim Veterinary Surgery in Boston offered us a free Spay Day on Sunday 14th July 2013

Post Date: 08/12/2014

Lincs Ark were delighted when Pilgrim Veterinary Surgery in Boston offered us a free Spay Day on Sunday 14th July 2013.  In all, 34 cats and kittens were neutered and microchipped.  Two vets and three nurses gave up their very valuable time and the day ran without a hitch. 
Not only did this save Lincs Ark a considerable amount of money but so many unwanted pregnancies have now been prevented.  We are at crisis point in Boston because of the many unneutered cats being abandoned. One female can be responsible for 21,000 offspring in seven years!   There are over ten million cats in this country and a large proportion of these are strays or living in rescue shelters.   We cannot stress enough how important neutering is and urge all owners of unneutered cats to see their vets as soon as possible.  Kittens of both sexes can start producing from 4 months and femals can have 3 litters a year. 
We cannot thank Pilgrim Vets enough, and special thanks go to Alistair, Fiona, Priyam, Ellie, Gemma, and Donna for all their hard work to make the day a success.

Would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU for the pallet of ‘small furry’ damaged stock

Post Date: 08/12/2014

Would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU for the pallet of ‘small furry’ damaged stock, which has been picked up today, by one of our volunteers from the Boston branch of Pets at Home.  This a photo of Jo-anne who manages our ‘small furry’ rescues, with  Simon and Luna atop all the lovely donated stock.

A huge thank you to Pets at Home

Post Date: 08/12/2014

A huge thank you to Pets at Home for the donation from their ‘Damaged stock scheme’. This has been such a fantastic help to us and we cannot thank you enough.
It took a few car loads but well worth it. The photo shows the stock being distributed amongst our committee members to be passed on to all our foster carers.
An extra special thank you to all the guys at the Distribution Centre who were very kind in packing the pallet. Andy the Boston Store Manager told us they work very hard packing these pallets of damaged stock and we would like them to know how much we appreciate this.

Lincs Ark would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU

Post Date: 08/12/2014

Lincs Ark would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Emma, Josie and the team at Boston College Registry for their ‘Shoe Box Appeal’ donation. They all did a fantastic job and collected cat food, cat toys and money donations which was presented to Lincs Ark this week.
This is so very kind of you all and we know all our furry friends are very grateful for your generosity. The photo shows Emma having a cuddle with Alvyn one of our foster cats, who is one of many awaiting a loving forever home. THANK YOU.

Veterinary Surgery's Charity Christmas Fair

Post Date: 08/12/2014

In November we attended Elwood, Briggs and Turner Veterinary Surgery's Charity Christmas Fair and raised a wonderful £177! We had another successful 'Soft Toy Tombola' and also so various handmade crafts including knitted dog jumpers which proved very popular. If you have any spare knitting wool or soft toys that you would like to donate to help us raise money for the charity and to help keep some chilly dogs warm this winter, please get in touch.

The generosity of village folk ...

Post Date: 08/12/2014

Volunteers Julie Brooks and Michele Franks were invited to hold a raffle at Gedney Dyke Village Open Garden on Jubilee Bank Holiday Monday. Through the generosity of the villagers, Lincs Ark is now £175 better off.
A lovely friendly atmosphere made for an enjoyable afternoon in the sunshine where the first prize was a large food hamper, 2nd prize was a Moira C bag and 2 giant teddy bears were also part of the wonderful prizes on offer.
Lincs Ark would like to say a big Thank You to the kind folks of Gedney Dyke!

BIG FAT ANIMAL QUIZ AND AUCTION NIGHT RAISES £1700.25 FOR LINCS ARK!!!

Post Date: 08/12/2014

We would like to thank Marshlands Veterinary Centre for the fantastic donation of £1700.25 which was raised from the Big Fat Animal quiz and auction night on Saturday 28th April 2012! 
We are so grateful to everyone who helped with the organization and in particular to Anna and Paul Bourne, as we are well aware of the time it took to organize this event. Not forgetting the Mercedes team who also set up the p.a.and sound system for the evening - thank you.
A special thank you to Nick the auctioneer, who had the amazing ability to help everyone part with their money for a very good cause and whose witty banter made for a fun filled evening!
Another special thanks goes to Michael Kettle who bid for nearly everything and for being quiz master extraordinaire !
Thank you to the Ball House for a very generous buffet.
Thank you to all the local businesses for generous donations of raffle prizes and auction items, this generosity really helped to boost the funds raised.
Finally a huge thanks to all those that attended the event and gave generously, their support made the evening a great success.
We cannot thank you enough, we are just so very, very grateful to you all.

Lincs Ark were one of the "Chosen" charities to receive £1000!

Post Date: 08/12/2014

Lincs Ark were one of the "Chosen" charities to receive £1000!
Chosen is a charity shop in Holbeach who donate their profits to local charities and Lincs Ark was selected to be one of them. Volunteers Julie Brooks and Michele Franks went along to collect the cheque on Saturday 31st March 2012. Our thanks go to Mary and the staff at Chosen in Holbeach for all their hard work in raising the money.

We would like to say a Big Thank You to Christine Dobbin

Post Date: 08/12/2014

We would like to say a Big Thank You to Christine Dobbin, of ‘Cats by Christine’ for very kindly painting this really lovely portrait of “Twinkle”, one of our foster cats. This artwork was donated by Christine and will be used for our Lincs Ark Christmas cards to help raise funds.
After studying art at university for four years and then working as a veterinary nurse for six years, Christine developed a love for watercolour painting and animals. She is now taking time to combine her two loves by painting pet portraits.
If you might like to commission a portrait of your cat as a lasting memory, or would like to see more of Christine’s work, please get in touch with Christine via her website at www.catsbychristine.com