From January 2011 to August 2011 inclusive we raised a total of €11,979.36 this came from bazaars, jumble sales, collection tins and donations.
We have accounts here on the island and also a UK bank account to make it easier for people who make sterling donations, and the wonderful people who pay a direct debit into the account every month. Every so often we pay a sterling cheque into our sterling account here, before then transferring it into the Euro account.
In this same period we spent €11,922.00 on vet fees and €56.85 for the Post Office box.
The bulk of this money was used for neutering, each month we set aside a budget of €1,000 for this purpose, unfortunately, I almost always overspend, as each month when the budget is used at least one emergency comes in that cannot be left.
The bulk of our fundraising takes place in the winter months, then we hit the jumble sale, charity shop and bazaar route, hard work for all those involved but so worth it.