IT is certainly true that Brits are exceptionally generous when it comes to charity, especially when animals are involved.
Once again Benidorm surpassed itself on Sunday when a fundraising afternoon for abandoned dogs held at Levi’s Showboat attracted a terrific line up of the city’s favourite entertainers.
Stella Artois, Jill Ryan, Jessie Brookes and comedian Tony Scott all gave their time to support the event.
Local businesses donated fabulous raffle prizes, helping raise the total sum collected to €2,700.
Venue owner Wayne Edward Wright made regular announcements, updating the audience on the running total, one of the reasons why so many attend and support his fundraising events – everything is above board and cash collected on the day is handed out immediately, in front of the audience.
The event’s three beneficiaries, all solely dependent on donations, were BARC (Busot Animal Rescue Concern), represented by President Pat Earle, Benidorm Dog Pound and For the Love of Dogs and Cats represented by President Linda Soler, each receiving €900.
In economic crisis pets often end up abandoned on the streets, and these charities are busier than ever. It costs around €150 to vaccinate and chip a dog – and the charities are extremely appreciative of the generosity shown.