Cruz Azul’s fundraising event ‘Rock My Soul’ proved a huge hit, raising 1532.50€ for the charity, which helps with vet bills for pet owners on low incomes and works with local communities to control feral cat colonies in a humane way. The owners of The New Arches in Los Alcázares provided the venue for the event, which was organised by John “J. J. Soulman” whose friends in the music business were keen to take part. Rock My Soul was a sell-out event and guests were treated to some great performances by super compere and DJ, Paul Allen, Roxy Housewine (Amy Winehouse Tribute), Johnny Lea and the great J. J. Soulman. Cruz Azul volunteer, Emmanuel Vadon, added some rock flair with his American Ford Galaxy which caused quite a stir when he drove in.
“We are overwhelmed by the support of our local community and we have so many people to thank who made this happen.” remarked Lyn Baines, Cruz Azul President. “Local businesses donated a total of 21 raffle prizes and, thanks to Lesley Eburne and her team, we raised 780€ on the raffle alone.” she said.
Thanks to the continuing generosity and support from the public and local businesses, the fantastic amount raised at this event and the growing success of the Donation Centre in San Javier, Cruz Azul can continue to help more pets whose owners are on low incomes and continue its ‘Trap, Neuter and Return’ campaigns. “We recently lost Sue Thomason, who was a driving force for the charity, but I think that she would be proud of the fact that we are continuing her legacy and driving forward the way she would have wanted. We are keen to move forward with other initiatives in the near future to encourage responsible pet ownership, such as sterilization, microchipping and vaccination” commented Lyn.
Cruz Azul’s Donation Centre is situated on the Avenida de la Unión in San Javier, next door to Yorkshire Linen and is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm. They sell clothes, accessories, jewellery, household goods, furniture, bric-a-brac and lots more, so why not pay them a visit? Even better, donate your unwanted clothes, furniture and items to show your support. Call 693 017 616 for more information.
Cruz Azul Murcia is a registered charity (No. 11.720/1a) and exists to provide veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people in need and to promote responsible pet ownership. If you or someone you know needs help, or you would like to volunteer or donate, please call 693 017 616for more information.