Brew Up, Help a Pup!

News release

15th April 2013

A leading dog rescue charity is urging people to brew up and help a pup next month!

Jerry Green Dog Rescue , which has five centres across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, is encouraging fund-raisers to stage coffee mornings throughout May to raise much-needed money for the charity.

To kick off ‘Brew Up, Help a Pup’ month Jerry Green Dog Rescue and sponsors Stokes of Lincoln will be staging a coffee morning at Stokes’ café in The Collection in Lincoln on Saturday 27th April.

The event will take place from 10am until 1pm. Stokes will be donating £1 to Jerry Green Dog Rescue for every cup of coffee sold and running a special offer on a breakfast crêpe and coffee (£3.50 instead of £7.55).

On the same day all five Jerry Green rescue centres will be offering coffee and a piece of cake to everyone who visits between 11am and 3pm.

The centres are located at Thirsk in North Yorkshire, Blidworth in Nottinghamshire, Gilberdyke in East Yorkshire, Broughton in North Lincolnshire and Algarkirk in Lincolnshire.

“Everyone is welcome to host a coffee morning in May, from schools, societies and offices to friends and neighbours,” said Catherine Foster, Head of Fundraising at Jerry Green Dog Rescue. “And it’s a great opportunity for cafes and tea rooms too, many of whom have already told us they’re taking part!

“We’re asking people who care about animals to ‘paws’ for a cup of coffee and do their  bit for their local dog rescue centre. With over 160 dogs in our care, it’s surprising the difference a fundraising cuppa can really make!

“If you’re planning to hold your own coffee morning we would ask you to let us know beforehand so we can do everything we can to support your fundraising.”

There’s plenty of advice available from the fundraising team at Jerry Green Dog Rescue and Stokes will be offering discounts on sales of ground coffee as well as free loan of coffee machines for the day

As a dog owner himself, Stokes proprietor Nick Peel is pleased to be supporting the ‘Brew Up, Help a Pup’ campaign.

“Jerry Green Dog Rescue does amazing work caring for and rehoming abandoned and unwanted dogs,” he said. “As dog lovers ourselves we feel that supporting this campaign is the least we can do to help.

“We’re hoping our coffee morning on 27thApril will be really popular and encourage other people to host their own events – if the weather improves you can even bring your dog and sit outside in the sunshine!”

To register your coffee morning please call Jerry Green Dog Rescue on 01652 650886 or send an email to fundraising@jerrygreendogs.org.uk

All those who organise an event will receive a fundraising pack and a special code for online discounts on coffee at the Stokes website www.stokes-coffee.co.uk

If you would like to buy coffee or loan a machine from Stokes contact Nick Peel by calling 01522 523548 or emailing info@stokes-coffee.co.uk

You can find out where your nearest coffee morning is being held by visiting www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk

Notes to editors

Jerry Green Dog Rescue was founded in 1961 in Broughton, Lincolnshire and is now one of the UK’s largest dog rescue charities. It has rescue centres in five locations:

  • Broughton near Brigg, North Lincolnshire
  • Algarkirk near Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Blidworth near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire
  • Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Jerry Green Dog Rescue has a caring ethos which puts the dogs in its care at the centre of everything it does. It also operates a policy whereby prospective adopters are introduced to dogs in a neutral environment away from the kennel, resulting in less stress for the dog and increasing the chances of permanent homes being found.

The adoption process at Jerry Green Dog Rescue involves a number of introductory visits and the rehoming team provide pre and post adoption support to ensure the move to the dog’s new home is as smooth as possible.

The Charity receives no Government or National Lottery funding.  This means it is dependent on the generosity of public and corporate donors/sponsors.

Stokes is a family business based in the heart of Lincoln specialising in teas and freshly roasted coffees since 1902.

The company has developed from a small grocer's shop to a national coffee roaster, distributor and retailer which has two popular cafés in the Lincoln city centre.

The High Bridge Café is in a 16th-century building which has been occupied by the Stokes family since 1937, while Stokes at The Collection is housed in the city’s sleek, modern archaeological museum.

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
jez@shootingstar-pr.co.uk
www.shootingstar-pr.co.uk
t: @jezashberry

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We’re asking people who care about animals to ‘paws’ for a cup of coffee and do their bit for their local dog rescue centre. With over 160 dogs in our care, it’s surprising the difference a fundraising cuppa can really make!
Catherine Foster, Head of Fundraising at Jerry Green Dog Rescue
Jerry Green Dog Rescue does amazing work caring for and rehoming abandoned and unwanted dogs. As dog lovers ourselves supporting this campaign is the least we can do to help
Nick Peel, Proprietor of Stokes of Lincoln