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BLACK TIE GALA FOR PAAWS 21ST ANNIVERSARY
Tuesday 7th March 2017

Residents are invited to don their finery for the Black Tie Gala Dinner & Auction on April 1st to mark the 21st Anniversary of animal charity, PAAWS. The all-inclusive affair will be held at South Point Restaurant in English Harbour.

Guests will enjoy aperitifs from 7:00 pm, followed by a three-course meal, wine, an auction and live music. Tickets cost US$100 and are available now from South Point in Yacht Club Drive, English Harbour, and the Larder on Friar's Hill Road.

The highly anticipated event is to raise vital funds for the organisation which started in 1996 as a foster programme for stray dogs. Since opening its no-kill shelter in Parham in 2004, it has successfully rehomed more than 2,000 dogs and cats. Last month PAAWS, which relies entirely on donations, announced it had reached a financial crisis point. The crippling costs of caring for its dozens of sick, abused and abandoned animals can top EC$25,000 a month.

PAAWS recently launched a ‘guardian angel’ corporate sponsorship scheme which entitles sponsors to various benefits in return for their donations. These include naming rights to new arrivals, use of their company logo in PAAWS promotional material, display of banners at events, and a plaque at the shelter, among others.

PAAWS’ public relations officer Gemma Handy said: “The fact that PAAWS has operated for 21 years entirely on donations is a remarkable feat and one of which our hard-working team of staff, volunteers and supporters should be immensely proud. “We would urge everyone to come along on April 1st and celebrate with us. We have a fabulous venue booked, which is known for its exceptional food, and there will be some exciting items up for grabs at the auction too. “Tickets are limited so get them early to avoid disappointment. We are going all out to commemorate this landmark date - it really will be a night to remember.”

For more details about the charity, call tel: (268) 561-1484 or visit: www.paaws-antigua.com

To become a PAAWS Member : http://www.paaws-antigua.com/become_a_member.html

To make a much appreciated donation via PayPal: http://www.paaws-antigua.com/donate.html


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