Bude Animal Free Research (AFR) has smashed its £50K target, raising a phenomenal £517.24 during their awareness week based around World Animal Free Research Day on 27th May 2023.

Fundraising is an all-year-round mission for the team of volunteers in the Bude branch of the charity which set up in 2015, and every little thing adds up: this year, they have made £55 by recycling books, £53.39 recycling DVDs/CDs, £22.50 Facebook sales of donated items, £60.40 recycling for good causes cheque and £45.15 other donations.

Then, there are the bigger events. For example, £705 came from from Joanna Catling and Mike Hodgetts, from the Great West 10km.

Steph Jones-Giles, on behalf of Bude branch, thanked everyone who has been involved in the charity, including the many local businesses who have collecting AFR tins on their premises.

As well as raising awareness of the importance of animal-free medical research, all funds raised support research in Exeter under the expert leadership of Professor Lorna Harries.

Photo from Bude Animal Free Research Group FB page

The latest fundraiser to benefit the group comes from Wags Canine Services who are undertaking a Snowden Charity Walk on the 30th September.

The wags team, friends and neighbours at Stable Door Pets will be heading up to North Wales to walk snowdon to raise money for 2 amazing charities Animal Free Research UK: Bude and Margaret Green Animal Rescue.

The aim is to raise £1000 between now and the 29th September! £280 has already been raised on Go Fund Me, so do take a look and donate if you can.