Arpan Savlani has taken on the challenge of running 1000km over 365 days in order to raise awareness and funds for SKSFF. Arpan also decided to celebrate her birthday to benefit our stray friends by hosting a drinks and nibbles evening at Delaney’s Cyberport, some of our stray friends made an appearance too. Entry tickets were sold at the door and all proceeds went to SKSFF. Arpan’s goal is to raise HK$25K and as of October 2017, Arpan has raised nearly HK$21K. Help Arpan reach her goal by donating here : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/arpan-savlani
Alumni from University & College YMCA, Chinese YMCA of HK truly lived up to their moto “to serve, not to be served” by being fully immersed in the operations of the kennels. They had the opportunity to walk the dogs, prepping and serving the dog’s food, wash the dogs, jet hose the floor of outside kennel rooms, washing the dog bowls and they also had the chance to help tidy up a path route for walkers to enjoy the view of the waterfall.
Pure Yoga instructors Frances, Noy, Hari Om and Pure Group’s Regional Marketing Director Gary Wise shaved their heads in June 2017 to help raise some much needed money for our stray friends, a truly fantastic initiative. The final amount raised by Pure Yoga was over HK$30K.
299th East Kowloon Scout Group from Sai Kung joined us to complete their Animal Care Badge. After having a talk from a Vet at their Scout Association, they all came to walk the dogs after school. The Scout’s was given a talk about our stray friends and then they had the chance to ask any questions. They really immersed themselves in the true meaning of being awarded their Animal Care Badge.
299th East Kowloon Beavers group from Sai Kung joined us as an after school activity to walk our dogs. The children were so respectful and they all had a great time interacting with our stray friends. Leaders and supporting parents were impressed by some of the timid children became a lot braver with dogs during their session.
14 year old, Ansh Sahay took it upon himself to raise funds needed for the dogs at our shelter which faced being shut down in December 2016 due to high rents. He began with smaller fund-raising efforts at school, but soon realised bake sales wouldn’t be enough. That’s when he launched a crowdfunding campaign – “Save SKSF” – in early December 2016 with a stated goal of raising HK$2 million by early February. The final amount Ansh raised for SKSFF was over HK$250K.
Kyra had a fabulous birthday celebration at our kennels. The children had an introduction to day to day kennel duties. The enthusiasm of the children was just amazing… all eager for action! Firstly, they listened to a short talk about how the dogs came into the kennels, followed by a tour and then the work started which included dog walking, food preparation, serving meals, dog washing, dog brushing and we even had happy offers to wash the dog bowls. The children were just fantastic and had a wonderful experience. Kyra the birthday girl was so kind to ask her family and friends to donate money to our help our stray friends, instead of receiving gifts for herself.