Monday, December 16, 2013

FUNdraising announcement...

We have been working the accounting elves overtime to get a final figure from our last round of fundraising efforts May – November.  Before we let you know what that is we need to say a few thank yous.

To the tireless fundraising team

  •  Jo & John
  • TJ & Mike
  • Sarah & Kingsley
  • Deb & Andrew
  • Michael & Kelly
  • Chiara & Vince
  • Sarah P
  • Lisa K



To our donors

  • Kerin
  • Phil
  • Yuko
  • Kathryn
  • Sue
  • Hans
  • Viva
  • Jane

 To our event helpers

  • Heidi
  • Jess
  • Jolene
  • Ellen
  • Jane
  • Sary
  • Elisa
  • Josephine
  • Lisa
  • Heather
I know that’s a lot of thanks, but here is a reminder of all of the things we have done to get to the amazing total I’m going to tell you about really soon…

  • “My dachshund ate your stick family” car decals
  • Online auction of facebook group banner
  • 2014 Long  Dogs WA calendar
  • Online auction of VIVA! Photo shoots
  • Christmas themed FUNdraiser (Races, drinks, hot dogs, Santa photos, paw prints, wheat bags, raffle, costumes, baubles)
  • Sale of greeting cards, t-shirts, stickers etc

So I know most of you have skipped that stuff and scrolled down to find this.  Our total figure raised is a staggering $9114.

Take a moment.  Get a cup of tea.  Have a lie down.

What we have learned from all of this frenzied activity is;
  • Long Doggers are an amazing bunch of caring , supportive and slightly mad people and dogs
  • Our volunteer administrators, organisers, sellers, judges, ideas people and all-round doers are pretty amazing, generous and very hard working
  • We need a little float capital to set up these events so we’re not dipping into the proverbial pockets of our admins while we’re waiting for you slightly mad people to ante-up on orders.
So we talked with Dachshund Rescue Australia and agreed that we will send $7114 to them and keep $2000 in trust to cover the up front costs of the next round of fundraising. We hope you’re all happy with that, but if you have any thoughts or concerns please let us know by emailing or sending Jo or Sarah G a PM on the facebook group. To give it some context, across these activities we needed to pay out $3,700 in advance on various things before we were able to get funds back from you lot.

We’d also like to know a few more things about what you’re thinking, so we will soon be sending you a survey and we’d really appreciate you taking the time to complete it.  We’re growing all the time and we want to make sure we are doing the things you want us to be doing.

I should also note that although I have tried not to miss anyone - I usually do so if it's you this time, please let me know so I can make good.

Also, if you want to get involved and want to join the fundraising team we're happy to work you to the bone - I mean it's great fun and we'd love to have you on board.  Send us an email or a message.  getting involved is possibly the best thing I have ever done.


  1. Thanks to all you tireless fundraising committee members, event organisers, donors and longdoggers - a truly amazing effort!! Proud to be members and supporters - Sarah and Bethia Lehane

  2. fan-bloody-tastic fundraising!! amazing effort by you all :)