The December 2016 issue of Jeepers Squeakers is out now!

Merry Christmas, from all at April Lodge!

Merry Christmas, from all at April Lodge!

Jeepers Squeakers! December edition

In our final newsletter of the year, read about our new extension – from a pile of rubble to the final coat of paint. Thank you to everyone who helped turn this into a reality!

Find out more about the benefits of being a long-term fostercarer for some of the older piggies in our care:

  1. The guinea pigs are FREE
  2. There are NO VET BILLS – ever. BUT….any treatment must be done with our vet. The charity pays for this
  3. Any medication required is FREE and provided by the charity
  4. FREE welfare checks every quarter or whenever there is a problem – for life
  5. You are entitled to HALF PRICE boarding fees
  6. You get 10% DISCOUNT on anything bought in our shop

Read the December issue of Jeepers Squeakers! online.

Make a donation, take part in one of our fundraising events, or organise your own! If you would like to help, email us at aprillodgeguinea@aol.com.

The September issue of ‘Jeepers Squeakers!’ is out now!

September 2016

The September edition of our newsletter, Jeepers Squeakers! is out now. Read the September issue of Jeepers Squeakers! online.

Hug?Highlights in this issue include:

New building: After many months working with architects and planning, in July we got the go ahead and knock down the small, drafty and rather shabby part of the shelter which was originally a concrete panel garage. We plan to replace this 50 year old structure with a larger, better insulated (against summer heat as well as winter cold) building with more organised storage and altogether better facilities for the piggies in need.

Open Day and Fun Show: The sun shone, the crowds came, guinea pigs competed in the Fun Show and the Agility Arena and at last count you helped us raise over £3,000!

Volunteer profiles: Meet two of our amazing volunteers, Lorraine and Audra, and find out why they give up their time to help piggies in need.

Handling: Find out how to turn a furry ball of squeaking fury into a compliant, cuddly piggy, in just a few easy steps!

Find out more about our fundraising events coming up, including our Hallowe’en Race Night Saturday 29 October at www.aprilllodge.co.uk/events

For more news and updates, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aprillodgeguinea and we are now on Twitter @GuineaCharity!

The June issue of Jeepers Squeakers is out now!

Jeepers Squeakers!

The June issue of our newsletter, Jeepers Squeakers, is out now! Read Jeepers Squeakers June 2016 online.

Highlights in this issue include:

Introducing MatchPig –  a sister service to the charity, set up because of the increasing number of enquiries from people asking for help in pairing their lone guinea pigs with a new companion.

Ensuring our future – what’s next for April Lodge? We’re dreaming of a new shed!

Medical feature – preventing flystrike

 

April Lodge Open Day & Fun Show 2016

IMG_2442We’re excited to announce that this year’s April Lodge Open Day and Fun Show will take place on 7th August 2016, at our home in Eastry, Kent.

Further details will follow but please do mark your diaries for this important event. We’re looking forward to welcoming friends, supporters, former residents, and all April Lodge fans!

More information and photos from our 2015 Open Day and 2014 Open Day to find out more.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Aimee’s 10k for April Lodge!

At the finish lineAs some of you may remember, the amazing Aimee Lovejoy ran the London Marathon last year for April Lodge and was able to raise a fantastic amount for April Lodge Guinea Pig Rescue.

She has set a new challenge: running the 2016 Brighton 10k! Aimee says: “now we both want to raise even more for this little fantastic charity that does brilliant work for unwanted piggies, a subject close to both our hearts as we own a rescue pig and Beany is the best little piggy going!”

“This year, the distance is a little less but we both have personal goals that we’d like to beat in this  10k. Most of all we would just like your support to help us raise even more funds for April Lodge!”

You can find out more, and support Aimee at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamlovejoy.

 

The December issue of Jeepers Squeakers is out now!

Jeepers Squeakers!

The December issue of our newsletter, Jeepers Squeakers, is out now! Read Jeepers Squeakers December 2015 online.

Highlights in this issue include:

FreddyFreddy’s story – our new mascot has been capturing hearts in Kent and beyond!

Ensuring our future – what’s next for April Lodge? We’re dreaming of a new shed!

Piggy introductions – Carla and Butter have a bumpy start on the road to lasting friendship

We say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported April Lodge this year; from our adopters and foster-carers to our hutch sponsors, donors and our wonderful volunteers.

THANK YOU and Merry Christmas!

(image credit: Hayley Wash, 2015)