In January 2018 (after only 4 months of trading) we were immensely proud to have transferred over £1700 to Hope Rescue for their cosy kennels rescue dogs campaign.
Our GW foundation independently managed by the ‘Community Foundation of Wales’ provides us with an opportunity to support projects that make a real difference in Wales, without the red tape barriers.
We chose Hope Rescue as our inaugural animal charity partners as they will always strive to find the ideal home for each dog and no dog gets left behind irrespective of age, breed or medical condition.
Two Hope Rescue dogs Molly and Ffion were so overwhelmed by our donation they came along to the Goodwash HQ at the Vale last week to say thank you and meet our woof wash fur founders Maisy Powell and Duffle Powell, who were busy at work.
We had the most delightful of greetings as we opened the Hope Rescue van door to find Molly (a pug who has a tongue that is slightly too big for her mouth, whose owner unfortunately had to surrender her due to circumstance.
Ffion, perfectly sat in the crate next door is the most adorable ex racing greyhound who had never been inside a home before.
Ffion has the softest, sweetest temperament and every now and then would slightly lean in for reassurance that someone was there.
Goodwash founder Mandy (below left) commented ‘The saying find something you love to do and you will never work a day in your life again could never have been truer for me right now’. Goodwash has made a real tangible difference.
Hope Rescue Manager Amy Greenfield (see image below right holding Molly the Pug) said ‘During 2018 we expect to help 1000 dogs at the rescue centre and in our Network of foster homes. This is a huge increase on the numbers helped previously. The partnership we have with The Goodwash Company will allow us to say ‘yes’ to even more dogs who require our care and support.
Their support will also ensure that the Hope Rescue dogs receive the training, welfare and veterinary support that they need to progress on to being adopted. They will also be neutered, wormed, flea-treated and vaccinated prior to adoption.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
One of the main principles of Goodwash is to move away from the traditional way of donating and to drive a buy social ethos; without compromising on luxury. Using an everyday item such as a shampoo (or woofwash in this case) you can ‘wash your hair and nourish your soul’ at the same time. So for example;
- 2 purchases of handwash or lotion help keep a stray dog safe for a night.
- 4 gift boxes could pay for a dog to be neutered, flea treated, wormed, and vaccinated.
- 20 hampers will pay for a member of the hope rescue welfare team to work with dogs who have experienced trauma or have behavioural issues. Helping them to understand that the world isn’t such a scary place and getting them ready for their forever home.
We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to each of our Goodwash Customers who have purchased a Goodwash product thus far, and for making a difference to Molly, Ffion and all their rescue friends back at hope Kennels #onewashatatime.
Our 100% natural cruelty free woofwash (see website products) designed by our fur founders is filled with the very best of nature, vegan accredited, great for your sensitive dogs, and all its profits go to help rescue dogs such as Molly and Ffion. Read our WoofWash blog here https://goodwash.co.uk/the-best-of-nature-for-the-significant-animal-in-your-life/
If you would like to get involved or are a local business that wants to make a difference with your washroom purchases contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Goodwash Company has also supported Llamau Charity and Street Football Wales over the past 4 months, and we will be sharing the impact your purchases have made on our blogs over the forthcoming weeks.
This project has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh government.