If one puppy can bring so much happiness, imagine what a room full of cute animals can do! An abundance of joy is an understatement. And if a perfect day consists of snuggling with a furry friend, then boy have we got some good news for you!
TEARS Animal Rescue is hosting its annual flagship fundraising event named the TEARS Sleepathon 2021 (although we aren’t sure how much sleep you’ll actually get). This non-profit animal welfare organisation has been serving the Western Cape’s South Peninsula for the last 22 years, and invites animal lovers of all ages to dedicate one night to cuddling a rescue pet.
The much-anticipated event will take place on Saturday, 13, 20 and 27 November 2021 so make sure to clear up some space in your schedule for a night to remember.
Tickets cost R230 per person and registered “Snoozers” are provided with a Welcome Pack that enables them to power their passion for animals into fundraising to help TEARS sustain and grow its rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and rehoming service for homeless and neglected pets. The goal is to raise R500 000 this year.
Donations to the TEARS Sleepathon helps to fund to the TEARS Mobile Clinic and TEARS Veterinary Hospital that provides vital healthcare, including free vaccinations and sterilisations, for pets from low-income communities.
“The TEARS Sleepathon is one of our favourite and most important fundraising events of the year. In addition to its’ role as a critical revenue generator for the organisation, it has a massive positive impact on the animals in our care.
“We like to believe that our ‘Sleepathoners’ also enjoy the experience as much as our shelter animals do, and we’ve been fortunate in the past to facilitate some adoptions as a direct result of the Sleepathon,” said Head of Fundraising at TEARS, Lara Van Rensburg.
Tickets can be bought via the TEARS Online Shop, with 100 tickets available per event. Participants are encouraged to sign up as individuals, corporate teams, or as a family or group of friends with the invitation to secure additional donation pledges from family and friends towards the successful participation in the TEAR Sleepathon 2021.
“Snoozers” will be required to check-in at the Shelter at 6pm for an evening of ‘pawsome’ hospitality and a delicious plant-based dinner. You are encouraged to bring sleeping bags and camping gear, as well as snacks and treats to make their sleepover as memorable as possible. The Sleepathon officially comes to an end at 7am the following morning.
Local businesses and lifestyle brands wanting to engage with an audience of animal lovers while supporting a good cause can take up exclusive sponsor/partner packages that provide a variety of association rights and exposure benefits. For more information or to book please email [email protected] or visit www.tears.org.za/sleepathon.
Location: TEARS Animal Rescue Kennels (4 Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale, Cape Town) and the TEARS Cattery (Wenga Farm, 21 Kommetjie Road, Sunnydale, Cape Town)
To buy a ticket, please visit: https://tears.org.za/product/sleepathon-2021-ticket/.
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