Folks, I need your help. So instead of previewing this thread click instead and come on in! . . . I would like to create something that will benefit animals in need. I don't want to contribute to the larger pet charities, instead I want to focus on the smaller ones. The individual shelters and kennels that provide shelter for abandoned animals ... of all kinds. I would like to call this even The Great Countrywide Tundra Event. This is after a certain dog touched the hearts of so many around these forums recently. It shows just how wrong it can go for an animal, and the difficulties the smaller 'charities' face when trying to find new homes for animals. I propose this event helps raise funds to cover vets fee's, food bills, accommodation and of course profession temperament tests where necessary. I guess I'm looking to form a charity really. So I need help from people. Given that we all share a common interest, our pets, and that we all have different professions .. I am looking for help form ... People who know about running a chairty Web designers (I'm looking for individuals who would consider creating a website for this pro bono) Event planners, to help .. well plan an event :lol: Of course we also need folks who are good with publicity I'm also going to be looking for a couple of other people who can help me with everything. I would also like to hear from our members who run a animal shelter. The event I am planning will be a pet orientated type of fare. I did initially think of only one event, but a member suggested a few events across the country so everyone has the chance to attend (thanks kazschow ). This event will have: Stalls for any pet oriented business. So members who run a business or craft like this are welcome, as well as bigger businesses such as our well know pet stores, animal feed manufacturers and so forth. Entertainment for everyone Perhaps having a show ring that has planned events like Sheep herding, pet 'shows', enertaining pets (for example the dancing dogs you see at Crufts). More ideas are welcome! Providing knowledge and advice So breeders are welcome to have a stall giving advice on caring for specific breeds of any species. Maybe even invite those who deal with the DDA, or a police stand about training police dogs... more idea welcome. Food and drinks Caterers are welcome to come and open up to feed the masses. This eve extends to folks who bake for pets! Carboot to run along side I'd also like to run a carboot sale along side this event, wit the proceeds of the pitch fees going to the charity. With the additional option of carbooters donating their proceeds as well, though not a must. I welcome any more suggestion, the bigger we make this the more we can raise for the smaller charities! As well as proving a fun filled day or two for pet lovers all over the country. If we manage to run one with a minimum of 2,000 paying to get in (perhaps £5 per head), we could raise 6k alone from that even if we have to pay £2 to each £5 to rent the location. Then when you add in pitch fees from the carboot and any voluntary contributions from stall holder and carbooters alike the possibilities are endless. So what do you reckon? Anyone here that can help?