WET WEATHER didn’t dampen the spirits of animal lovers visiting a festive fundraiser on Saturday.
Hundreds of people helped raise thousands of pounds for Mount Noddy’s annual Santa in a Camper event.
The festive fun pulled in more than 500 visitors, and raised around £3,508 for all the dogs and cats awaiting their new homes at the RSPCA centre in Eartham.
Business and income generation manager Clare Palmer said: “Despite the rain and having to rework the planned layout at the 11th hour to accommodate everyone inside, Santa in a Camper and Christmas fayre went ahead.
“Santa welcomed many dogs and cats into his Campervan grotto, once again fully supported by local VW club, The Dirty Low Down Dubbers.
“We raised over £3,000 on the day, which helps rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs and cats on behalf of the RSPCA and the public at this self-funded branch.
“We do this event to continue to raise awareness and funds to support the animal centre, and are very grateful to all the people who supported the event in the rain, and all our traders and volunteers. Thank you!”
A band, Liquid Logic, and DJ Peter Phillips entertained people throughout the day.
There were plenty of stands, including Arun Vets, Pancake and Waffle Hut, Adies Baps, Radarlove, Splatter Ink Art, LuvSweeties, Brent Lodge, Cats Protection, WADARS, Dogs Trust, The Edward Foundation and many other local traders providing refreshments and selling goodies on their market stalls.
Anna Rogers from local business, Luv Sweeties, said: “We had an amazing time at this year’s Santa in a Camper, great atmosphere, lots of smiling faces.
“We were honoured to attend again this year and support Clare and her dedicated team with their great fundraising event.
“Big thanks to them for all the effort and hard work that goes into planning the event.”