Not everyone can sit at the top table. Organising the arrangement of stalls for the Ealing Animal Welfare Bazaar is like organising a seating plan for a wedding. Over 30 equally important societies will be there and I want to make sure they all have a good place.
Ealing is unique amongst the London Boroughs in that for the past 36 years it has held this major animal welfare event. Having so many animal welfare charities together in one place, is an opportunity not to be missed. All three Ealing MPs and one London MEP have already said they will be there. And, this year, for the first time, I have also invited all Ealing Councillors to attend.
There are animal welfare issues, for which politicians at every level, have responsibility, which stallholders would be interested to talk with them about. But this event is not just for politicians, everyone is invited. Over 30 charities/groups will be there representing local, national and international animal welfare groups. There will be bargains to buy, bric a brac to sort through and delicious food to eat. There will be space to sit and relax. Some people come for the whole day. The Bazaar takes place at Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Road, W7 1DJ on March 1 from 10.30am – 4.00pm. Admission is free. Details from www.animalwelfarebazaar.info .
Hounslow Animal Welfare Society will be there – their table is always loaded with goodies. At present, due to flooding, they are receiving extra requests for help so money is desperately needed. One cat in their care looking for a home is 10 year old Sheba who is friendly and calm - a real sweetheart. Her foster carer says she enjoys curling up next to you with her head on your lap but, when she does this, she sits waiting patiently while you settle – unless you take too long in which case a gentle paw appears on your arm to remind you she is waiting.
If you can offer Sheba a loving home call 020 8560 5443 or see www.haws-animals.org.uk .