Thursday, 16 December 2010

13 - Lucky for some - then ADD +1!

Today was the draw for the Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare Winter Raffle that I held to raise funds for their furries during the leaner winter months.

I was blessed to have 10 very generous artists donate their handmade work as prizes! A BIG thank you!! There were 13 prizes to win and I added on an extra last minute prize to make it 14 in total!

Ross Minett from OneKind was doing the draw for me. When I arrived at their office this morning I was warmly greeted by the office managers Esme and Paddy.

Esme is the most adorable and very beautiful stafforshire terrier and she smiled and wagged her tail non stop! In the pic above her white tail is waggily madly - can you see the blur?

Paddy is there too, coming to say hello!

Esme was rescued after she had been used for breeding purposes. I was amazed by her love and gentleness and playfulness after having had such a sad life. She is utterly adorable and I fell for her straight away! plus we got on really well, as she showed me where the Treats tin was kept!

Ross rescued Paddy 9 years ago after he was found unconscious by the side of the road with no collar, no micro chip or tag. He was only 18 months old. Paddy is a darling and I warmed to him immediately but he was wary of me at first and had a good sniff of me!

Paddy did the supervising of the draw as Ross chose the tickets from the Golden Fish trinket dish. Isn't he such a handsome dog, and he was was friendly with me by the end of the draw!

Ross chose the order of the prizes, out of a bag (see all the creases?)

and each prize had it's winner drawn at the same time from the Golden Fish. The fish was very popular!

So - without further adoo -

Prize Number 1 - Felt Rabbit Brooch by Kim from MidnightRabbits and Veganessa

Winner - Paul Mellor, UK !!! congratulations Paul!

Prize Number 2 - Doggie Bag by Eline from Elineof

Winner - Ann Mari Tait, Norway !!! congratulations Ann Mari! (er, Ann Mari is my tiny niece! :) just as well Ross was doing the draw!

Prize Number 3 - The Protector Original Watercolour by Alison from Eastwitching

Winner - Pey Lu, Canada !!! congratulations Pey!

Prize Number 4 - Esme the Rabbit by er, Pey, the winner above, from Peylu

Winner - Kay Waugh, UK !!! congratulations Kay!

Prize Number 5 - Pattern Rabbit by Carly from NakedCarlyArt

Winner - Kevin Phillips, UK !!! congratulations Kevin!

Prize Number 6 - Mother Hare Ermine by me! Annette from DragonHouseofYuen

Winner - Frumerie's Glass Menagerie, USA !!! congratulations!

Prize Number 7 - Greyhound is Disguise screenprinted Tea Towel by Jane from TheDogHouse

Winner - Brad Davis, UK !!! congratulations Brad!

Prize Number 8 - Snuggle Sweet Nothings photo print by Debbie from ShadedMemories

Winner - Colin Freeman, UK !!! congratulations Colin!

Prize Number 9 - Dancing Hare Brooch by Jeanette from SquareHare

Winner - Gabriella Atzori, UK !!! congratulations Gabriella!

Prize Number 10 - Celestial Hare Pendant by Jeanette from SquareHare

Winner - Katie Gould, UK !!! congratulations Katie!

Prize Number 11 - Snowshoe Hare Mug by Kirsten from KirstensClay

Winner - Sue Wolfe, UK !!! congratulations Sue!

Prize Number 12 - The Faun Brooch by Jeanette from SquareHare

Winner - the rabbit and guinea pig rescuer herself! - Tracy Wadsworth !!! congratulations Tracy!

Prize Number 13 - Set of 4 Luxury Photo Notecards by Jen from McGuinnessPhotography

Winner - Inger Maaike, Norway !!! congratulations Inger!

and bonus Prize Number 14 - a tiny hare Ornament decoration by me, Annette from DragonHouseofYuen
Winner - Theo Sayer, UK !!! congratulations Theo!

here are the winners next to their prizes (I still had to add No14 here!)
As you can see all addresses have been tippexed out (for privacy, hope no-one minds)

Whew!! that was a BIG raffle Paddy said and now he's all raffled out!

Esme is looking for another treat - how could anyone say no?? I sure couldn't! and Paddy is now showing me the door! Thank you Paddy!

thanks so much to all the prize givers - Pey, Jen, Alison, Jeanette, Jane, Carly, Eline, Kim, Kirsten and Debbie! I could not have done this without you all,
and thanks so much to everyone who bought a ticket! The raffle would not have been a raffle without the very generous buyers! or the people who helped spread the word via FB, twitter and blogs! Thank You all!!
If you didn't win the prize you had your eyes on, there are links above to the prize givers shops - you never know, you may get exactly what you wished for this Christmas!

and if you would like to stay informed about OneKind and help in their internet campaigns by signing online petitions to help the welfare of animals, please sign up for their newsletter - they are serious about animals and making the world a more caring place for all beings!

Many thanks Ross! and cuddles and treasts for Esme and Paddy - you were all the icing on the cake!


  1. I feel so lucky, thank you, Annette, for all your hard work.
    Thank you Alison, can't wait to see my painting !!
    YAY !

  2. Wonderful! Congrats to all the lucky winners. (especially to the animals)

  3. Aw,Paddy & Esme are just adorable! I bet Max & Molly would like to have a play on the beach with them ;-) Has been a pleasure to be part of your raffle Annette. I'm so glad you managed to raise so much money (not to mention awareness) for Rabbit & Guinea Pig Rescue, Congratulations! Jx

  4. Congratulations to all the winners of those lovely prizes. The dogs are wonderful and I'm always so pleased to read about rescue stories.

    Blessings to you and yours!

  5. Congrats to all the winners, including the biggest winners of all, the rabbits and piggles! Yay! :)

  6. Congratulations to everyone!
    xx, shell

  7. Congrats to all the winners!!! And yay for happy, healthy bunnies and piggies! :)

  8. Oh a big congrats to all the winner and me too!! IwonIwonIwon ! But happy as I am with winning that was not the reason for donating, I hope many bunnies and gunea pigs can be rescued with all you have collected :)

  9. thanks for all your comments Pey, Christina, Jane, Doris, Jade, Shell, Lisa and Inger!
    without you all caring for the furries this raffle and the love that you all give to the animals would not be possible ~ I am so pleased for all your help and support in this :)


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