We have mountains of bills waiting to be paid with thousands,upon thousands of euros owing to people rapidly losing patience. One is threatening court action,another is making increasingly irate phone calls and one vital one is refusing to supply food till a good chunk of their €7k bill is cleared.
We find ourself pretty much at a make or break point, something we never ever wanted to write.
We can no longer go on scraping by each month with outgoings higher than our income due to debt repayments.
We can't continue going from one emergency appeal to the next. We now seriously have to clear the majority of our debts or face the horrific reality of considering closing our doors for good 😟
The most frustrating thing is that we have such big plans!
We are looking to register as a UK charity, we have nearly finalised the UK account which is the first step.S has her own land waiting,architect plans and full granted planning and building permissions ready to go! We have a great admin team and a truly awesome family that so many other rescues don't have❤️Elpida really is on the verge of massive positive change! This could be so,so great!
We have got the sponsored walk planned which we hope will clear a good chunk if we can get enough people on board.
We have asked supporters to consider car boot sales,cake stalls, marathons,bike rides ,skydives this summer . Anything that could bring in some cash really! We also have another auction coming up which have always proven to be a big help with funds in the past.
However the harsh reality is that, if we are to stay open and push forward with our plans,we are going to have to do a large chip in fundraiser. And we will need every single one of you to help us raise it,to promote and share. If we can't clear at least half the debts urgently we honestly cannot see a way forward. Stavroula lives under such extreme stress right now we desperately want to make things better 😟
So what we really need to know is....are you still in this with us?
Are we all ready to clear the decks,raise some serious money to pay these debts and build Elpida a new secure shelter of Hope? Or is it time to wind down and call it a day?
Right now you guys and your support are all that we and the dogs have 😟