The Day before Halloween, Photographer Colin Boulter, his team of young people sourced from Sharpfutures and a team of other willing volunteers and owners of ex Manchester and Cheshire Dogs home rescue dogs spent the day in Tatton Park Cheshire, shooting photographs of the Dogs for a 2015 Calendar. This short film showing behind the scenes and how we photographed and interacted with these wonderful dogs that feature in the very first Manchester and Cheshire Dogs homes 2015 Calendar.
Why the Calendar is being Produced for Sale
September 11th (2014) the Manchester Dogs was set on fire, killing 60 dogs in the adoption unit and injuring many more. Since the fire a task force of volunteers has been set up to raise money to rebuild the Dogs Home and to put in place some sustainable fund raising initiatives to ensure the Dogs Home can continue to provide a home to the many hundreds of rescue dogs it helps each year. The first stage of the fund raising was to raise money to cover the cost of the clean up and rebuild and following a very successful campaign by the Manchester Evening News and a great outpouring of public support the Dogs home now have the funds for the rebuild. The second stage of the fund raising strategy was to find ways to raise regular income streams that can support and sustain the Dogs Homes well into the future and try to ensure nothing like this ever happens again.
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How you can Help out and Support the Dogs Homes
The Dogs Homes really need your help to raise money or give your support in some other way and here’s how you can help:
- Buy one or more of the Manchester Dogs Homes 2015 Calendars, they make a great Christmas Gift for friends and family
- Become a reseller of the Calender through your shop, club, school and workplace etc
- Make a small donation to the home
- Volunteers as a fund raiser
- Follow the instructions below