Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home volunteer hopes pop-up fashion sale can raise $10,000


Shenton Perth Dogs’ Refuge Home volunteer Lynda Hancy with her rescue dog Dexter.
Shenton Perth Dogs’ Refuge Home volunteer Lynda Hancy with her rescue dog Dexter.

SOUTH Perth resident Lynda Hancy has dedicated the past 15 years to educating others about animal rescue.

After a back injury forced her to quit her job, Ms Hancy adopted her first rescue dog from the Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home, only to begin volunteering as a dog walker.

Today, Ms Hancy is still heavy involved at the refuge where she and two other volunteers are organising a pop-up ladies fashion sale, on March 16-17, to raise much needed funds for the organisation.

“The event started three years ago when one of our volunteers was due to leave Australia and had a tonne of clothes she wanted to get rid of,” Ms Hancy said.

“From there the seed was planted, so about six of us set about organising a sale to raise money for the refuse and ended up making about $500.

“We have run a sale each year since, raising a further $8000-$10,000; I hope the event can raise about $10,000.”

The funds will be used for vet expenses, nourishment toys or may go towards a new sprinkler system needed for the shelter, which is estimated to cost about $8000.

President Karen Rhodes said those who came to the event could shop with abandon knowing they were scooping up a bargain and helping to give the dogs a second chance.

“Love for fashion and animals is definitely a winning combination,” she said.

When: March 16, 6pm-9pm, and March 17, 11-3pm
Entry $5
Donations accepted until March 12, call 9381 8166.

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