Well it’s now been just over a month since the launch party fashion show for “Dog Clothing DC” and the fundraiser in aid of an amazing charity called “Dogs4Rescue”.
As anyone will know, it’s fair to say, when starting up a new business you certainly have your work cut out, with much to think about and countless things to do. Being a mum to my wonderful soon to be 6-year-old daughter Masey, with daily commitments and responsibility to all my horses, sheep, dogs, and cats, like many working mums, I’ve had to juggle many balls, though the excitement and adrenalin kept me going ahead of the launch.
There were literally hundreds of things to organise for the event, finding a suitable venue, the guest list, sending invitations, arranging PR, getting my stock together for the fashion show, sorting stock to sell on the night, organising catering, designing invitations, purchasing prize draw tickets with the appropriate info, lighting, music, dancers, models and the list went on.
I think nothing of helping anyone who needs my help, yet somehow when it comes to asking for help, I’d be the first to say that I’m not good at it at all, in fact I literally squirm at the thought. However, when I came to reach out for help to raise much needed funds for dogs4rescue, I had to get past this block, and I did. Thanks to many wonderful people who kindly donated amazing gifts for our prize draw, a game managed by a friend and fellow dog lover Suzanne, as well as all the guests who purchased the prize draw tickets, we managed to raise £1046.00. With enormous gratitude to all who gave their time, donations and support unselfishly, I was able to pay this directly into the bank account of Dogs4Rescue.
The charity is run by two amazing ladies, Emma and Lou, along with a team of wonderful staff and volunteers, who run a CAGE FREE rescue, for some of the most desperate cases from around the world.
I’m still at the early stages of developing “Dog Clothing” but aside from my desire to make this a successful label, it is my long-term ambition to support and help create awareness to the plight and cruelty, of these wonderful creatures, (ironically known as man’s best friend) at home and around the world.
Wishing you all a great week ahead.