P.E.P.A FUN DAY 2009

People coming to the P.E.P.A. fun day could be forgiven for thinking they had been spirited back to the U.K. This year the event boasted a fun corner with traditional fun fair games and competitions, plus a double decker red bus providing both music and delicious hot meals, including freshly cooked fish and chips. Even the cloudy weather gave the impression of being in the U.K. rather than Spain!

 Despite the rather unpredictable weather, it was great to see that everybody enjoyed themselves. There was so much to see and do. The happy, friendly atmosphere was wonderful.

Many thanks to Wayne Massingham of Protectapet Insurance for organising the P.E.P.A. Dog Show and for kindly producing the fun day programmes. His expertise is very much appreciated.

Many thanks also to Abbey Merritt-Holman for providing the double decker bus – better known as Bessie, the Costa Blanca Party Bus! (www.thecostablancapartybus.com).  And of course to Derek Merritt-Holman for allowing us to use the location of the New Horizons Microlight Club at Benicolet aerodrome and for donating a percentage of his flights for the day to P.E.P.A.

The whole event raised almost 1500 euros for P.E.P.A. which is badly needed in order for us to continue with our feral cat sterilisation programme and homing of abandoned dogs. In addition to this, it was gratifying to see that the rastro stall run by the animal charity S.P.A.M.A. raised 120€ to help towards the excellent work that they do. 

It was a wonderful afternoon. A lot of fun and a lot of hard work by the kind volunteers who put so much into making the event a success. Our sincere thanks to everyone.  There are so many volunteers to thank: Joy for her Fun Corner, Jan and her helpers who ran the rastros stalls and Jackie and Carolyn for organising the good dog/good owner competition to name just a few. 

 Please see our website for more photos and details of the fun day including the winners of the dog show and Good Dog/Good Owner competition. www.pepaspain.com

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