On Saturday 1st September Secret Hamper attended our 3rd PupAid event in Primrose Hill, London.
PupAid is now one of the world’s biggest anti-puppy farming events which is in it’s 7th year in London. This years event was made extra special after PupAid founder and TV vet Marc Abraham spent over a year campaigning and visits to Westminster to launch #LucysLaw campaign to bring an end to puppy farming.
On the 22nd August it was reported in the national press that this ban will be implemented by DEFRA in the next few months. This landmark announcement would be the first major step to tackle puppy farming that the UK’s ever seen. Huge congratulations to Mark, his PupAid team, volunteers and celeb supporters.
This year we took our own pooch along for the day, Betsie the Beagle. Betsie has had a tough start to life as a couple of months ago, aged just 10 months she was struck down with an aggressive form of meningitis. Fortunately our vet was on the case early on and along with advice from Marc, Betsie was diagnosed quickly at the Small Animal Trust in Newmarket.
The flipside is that Betsie now has 18 months of chemotherapy ahead, but we are sure with a nutritious diet and plenty of love she will make a full recovery.
Betsie met lots of familiar faces at the event and even entered herself into a couple of competitions, one of which was Childs Best Friend where she came in 5th place, well done Bets!
We supplied a prize for the Best in Show category which was presented in our gift box range which contained organic healthy treats from Waggie Tails Gourmet Dog Treats, a bottle of Pawsecco and some toys. We also presented Marc with one of our personalised gin gift boxes to celebrate his successful event, hard work and recent announcement with #LucysLaw.
We can’t wait until next years event, who knows, we may even see you there!
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Last week with the support of 70 local businesses who sponsored a bespoke hamper each, we delivered 70 hampers
to the staff at Broomfield Hospital to say thank you for 70 years of care.
It was an amazing day, the staff from porters and admin to nurses and surgeons were overwhelmed by the business community’s generosity.
We were joined by Yvonne Spence, Mayor of Chelmsford, and a representative from Countryside Properties, who were one of the company’s that sponsored the hampers.
We had the privilege of visiting the crew on the Heli Deck, the Neonatal Unit, Maternity ward, Renal ward and Phoenix ward, where designated hampers where handed out to unexpecting recipients. The remainder of the hampers were distributed amongst the other wards and offices of the hospital.
It was no mean feat bringing together 70 businesses, but given the sheer joy and heart-warming experience of the whole campaign we have decided to try and reach out to as many businesses as possible throughout the UK so that we can deliver the same magical experience to a further 69 hospitals around the UK.
These are just a couple of news articles from last week
We’ve also had some messages from Heart Essex FM’s Martin & Su
and Nick Alston CBE, Chairman of Broomfield NHS Trust
Thank you once again to all the amazing businesses that came together to make this possible.
If you own a business or know someone that does and would like to get involved please contact us at email@example.com and be a part of our amazing story.
Equally if there has been a hospital that is close to your heart and you’d like to show them your appreciation for all that they do, then please let us know.
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The 5th July 2018 marked the 70th Anniversary of the NHS. Having been touched by the NHS many times ourselves over the years, with help putting my father in law back together after an horrific RTA, to caring for my own dad when he became terminally ill and to happier times when our 3 beautiful children were safely delivered into the world.
We couldn’t watch the 70th Anniversary pass without doing something to show our appreciation to the unsung heroes that save other peoples lives on a daily basis. We also thought that we show a way for others to show their appreciation too, so with that in mind we launched our #NHS70 initiative via our social media channels.
The plan was to bring together 70 local businesses to all pledge to purchase a bespoke hamper each which would then be donated to our local hospital, Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.
We were overwhelmed with the response on social media, and our target of 70 businesses from one man bands to multi million pound international businesses was hit within 2 weeks. We have received some heart warming messages from people and even some great tweets of praise for our initiative from the likes of Ex Dragon Den star Theo Paphitis and Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage.
We have also had many requests from around the country to do the same thing for other hospital’s from people who’s lives have been touched by the NHS too.
Once we have delivered the 70 hampers to Broomfield Hospital on the 6th August where they are to be distributed amongst the staff on the wards and offices we will compile a list of other hospitals to try and replicate the same experience. It would be an amazing feat if we could actually do this to a total of 70 hospitals given its the 70th anniversary year. For this to happen we will need your help! If you know of any business groups in your area or indeed if you are a business owner that would like to get the ball rolling in your area please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to make it happen.
It would be a great story to follow over the next few months as we complete hospital by hospital rather than waking up to an ours worth of Brexit talk every day!
Who knows, we may even be able to lift the morale of the country!
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