Category Archives: donations

Appeal For Donations not Birthday gifts!

My blog, my rules! I can do a personal appeal if I want to!  😂 I’d like everyone who reads this to think about supporting a cause that is very close to my heart. In 2016 there were devasting earthquakes in central Italy and many lives were lost, still more were made homeless and in all this chaos were the animals – not just the pet dogs and cats, but also rabbits, chickens, goats and other farm animals. Many people moved away from their area and simply abandoned their animals to fend for themselves with a brutal winter approaching.  Two...

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Addition to our Auction appeal – An article in The Local by Catherine Edwards.

‘After the earthquakes, we must pull together and show that central Italy is open for business’ Sarah & Mark. “Our little valley spoke to us like nowhere else had before and we both said together “This is it!'” said Sarah Topps, who set up a holiday rental business in Le Marche in 2007. Together with her husband, Topps spent six years renovating a derelict farmhouse into The Hideaway, a set of self-catering holiday apartments in the idyllic rural town of Amandola. Then last year, a series of earthquakes damaged both their home and the apartments. To keep their home from collapse,...

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Auction to raise funds for Earthquake affected friends in Le Marche.

This upcoming Auction is to raise enough money to pay for a temporary home for Mark and Sarah. Save the Date!  Sunday 19th March at 9 am Italy time!  Running for one full week and ending on Sunday 26th March at 11.30 pm Italy time https://www.32auctions.com/SarahandMark2017    We have amazing donations for the auction… From original works of art to fantastic breaks in Italy and England!  There are tours, workshops, wine tastings, vintage items, designer goods, Umbrian wine and more, all ready for your bids!  We hope to raise as much as possible for Mark and Sarah so they can...

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