It is with deep sadness that we announce that, after a long illness, our friend Alan Belson has died.
Along with his wife Denise, Alan was a founder benevole, sponsor and supporter of the Grande Daze Rescue charity. He will be in our hearts forever and we express our deepest thanks and gratitude to him for his help. All of us at the Centre send our sincere condolences to Denise and the family.
Rest in Peace Alan
Alan’s funeral will be on Friday, 1st April at 11.00 am at Mayenne Crematorium.
As a mark of respect the Grande Daze Purple Van will be at the Crematorium to represent all of the animals Alan helped. Rainbow Bridge
We thought you might like to see a preview of some of the colourful items handcrafted by our benevoles. We’re sure that these lovely things will bring a smile to your face and you will find lots of bargains at our sale on 3rd April. Also we have made it into the newspaper – Courrier de la Mayenne
Oh, what a month February turned out to be! Wet,wet, wet and lots of extra washing and drying furry dogs, their bedding and towels. But the ‘daffs’ are blooming and it makes me feel that sunshine is around the corner! Oh dear, as I write this it’s raining again!
At last, after moving stock around, our new storage for the bric-a-brac is completed and our shop is re-stocked. Thank you to everyone who helped with this task. When bric-a-brac is delivered to the Centre it can be put into our store shed which should keep things much tidier.
I’m really pleased that during the last few weeks 4 of our rescues were re-homed. All of our rescues and, particularly, our long term friends have benefitted from all the donations of duvets etc. which one of our benevoles has sewn into suitable animal bedding. Among the the very kind people who have given our rescues a care, safe home is a lady who has adopted one of our disabled companions. This little furry friend has difficulty walking but, like all of our animals, she responds to kindness and is a loving companion. Thank you to everyone who has found it in their heart to adopt one of our rescues.
Take a look at our Rescue pages Adoption where you can read about stories of some of the animals we have helped. You can read why you don’t see mug shots of our rescues looking like items on a shop shelf! The slideshow on our rescue page is of animals no longer available for re-homing.
During March we are working hard organising for our first vide grenier of the year. On 3rd April we will be at our usual venue, the Salle de Fete in La Bigottiere, and there will be lots of bric-a-brac bargains and crafts made by our benevoles. In the sale this time we have 2 record players in very good condition for those lovers of the old fashioned vinyls. Included with each player will be a selection of LP’s.
At this event we will be abiding by the Covid regulations applicable at the time. Look out for our adverts around the area, on our Facebook page, Facebook Gee Dee’s Sales and Events page and here on our website.