Waffle's Sponsored Borlee Hunt

For: Terrier SOS
Organizer: Sally Grist
of £600 goal
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The Story


Little Waffle, the Lakeland Terrier, is famous for her talent at finding and rescuing an amazing amount of lost and lonely 'borlees' (balls) that seem to roll her way.

So a few weeks ago, I offered to donate £1 to Terrier SOS for every borlee Waffle found for one week. Well what started as a little bit of fun between friends, has now grown, with so many people jumping onboard the borlee-finding bandwagon, that we've now created an entire page so all your very generous donations can be collected together under one roof. This way we can keep track of exactly how much money we raise in order to help the little terriers who are not as fortunate as our own beloved pets. 

So starting TODAY (Saturday June 28th 2014) Waffle has begun her mission to track down as many lost borlees as she can, while out on her daily walkies. We will post updates on daily ball counts as we go through the week. 

Every penny you raise will go directly to Terrier SOS, who rely entirely on the generosity of donations in order to continue rescuing and rehoming many abandoned little dogs, throughout both Europe and the UK.

So on behalf of Waffle, Waffle's mum Sarah, and my dog Barley (who is donating pennies from her Gravybone funds), I would like to thank you all for your very generous support. However large or small, every penny helps. All that remains is to wish Waffle the very best of luck on her mission and to say HAPPY HUNTING WAFFLE!!!!

Love from Sally (and Barley), and Waffle (and mum Sarah) xxx

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Sally Grist

Haven't done an update for a while, and yet our grand total is still creeping up!! From starting out at a goal to raise £100 for Terrier SOS, we are now approaching the £4000 mark!!!!! Only another £280 and we'll be there! 

Out thanks continue to go out to everyone who has so kindly donated money to Waffle's Borlee Fund, we really are so grateful to everone for supporting our event and helping save the lives of the little terriers who have been abandoned or mistreated.

Big wuffs and Lakie Love from Waffle and Barley, and a sincere thank you from Sally and Sarah! xxx

Posted on July 17, 2014 by Sally Grist

Waffle has gone international and been featured in the USA's Huffington Post! Well done Waffle, this is a BRILLIANT article that prints all the important bits about Terrier SOS, how you can donate, and even mentions the fact that her worldwide Facebook community has made our fundraising such a success! 

PAWESOME job Waffle and Sarah, well done! xxx


PS. We've have asked them to change Waffle back into a girl! 

Don't forget, you can still send your donations to help rescue neglected and abused terriers here: https://www.youcaring.com/WafflesBorleeHunt

Posted on July 17, 2014 by Sally Grist

Wafflemania continues!!! 

Tune in to ITV's 'Weekend' show this Sunday with Aled Jones and you can watch a Skype interview with Sarah and Waffle talking borlees, Terrier SOS and fundraising! 

The show will be broadcast this Sunday 20th July at 8.30am on ITV (and at 9.30am on ITV +1). It will also be available to watch on the ITV catch up site available here: https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/weekend

GO WAFFLE, you're an amazing inspiration! 

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Sally Grist

Well our fundraiser has been quietly ticking away, and we're now all the way up to a MASSIVE £3477 raised for Terrier SOS!!! Thank you to everyone who has sent donations in, we are all so grateful for you generosity!

Waffle has been very busy organising MORE public apprearances, (yes, the excitement isn't over yet!!!) so watch this space for updates on those, and fingers and pawsies crossed that these might just enable us to reach that HUGE 4K milestone! Well done Waffle and Sarah!!!

Posted on July 12, 2014 by Sally Grist

Well what a Waffle-filled week we've had! Well done Sarah and Waffle, you were BRILLIANT and you did us all proud! 

Waffle's appearance across a multitude of national papers, plus her TV debut on the BBC, has resulted in our fundraiser continuing to GROW. We have already extended the deadline for donations by one week, and the total raised so far is a GYNORMICOUS £3335!

We've received donations from as far afield as New Zealand, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and even had contributions from our dearly departed at The Rainbow Bridge! Our thanks and hearts go out to all owners who have been moved to donate on behalf of their doggies, (not to mention, the doggiess who have donated of their own accord - well you know terriers!)

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the army of protesters who have rallied round the One Show Facebook page. I believe the One Show is currently being inundated by a barrage of opinions regarding Waffle's lack of opportunity to explain the REAL story of the Sponsored Borlee Hunt! Keep the posts going folks, maybe they'll have Waffle back next week to broadcast the facts this time! https://www.facebook.com/bbctheoneshow?fref=ts

Remember - The Power of the Paw..... let's be as tenacious as terriers about all of this, and hang on until we eventually get our way! BOL!

Lakie Love from Sally & Barley, and Waffle & Sarah xxx

Click here to make your donation: https://www.youcaring.com/WafflesBorleeHunt

Posted on July 12, 2014 by Sally Grist

We had planned to do our grand prize draw this weekend where all our sponsors will have the chance of winning a prize donated from Wet Nosed Friends by Sally Grist Artwork. But with all the excitement of the week, we are having to postpone it until next weekend instead. We hope you will forgive us, but all this publicity came out of the blue and muddled our schedules somewhat!

Click here to make your donation: https://www.youcaring.com/WafflesBorleeHunt

Posted on July 10, 2014 by Sally Grist

(Sorry, put the wrong link in the previous post, correct one is at the end of this message)

Don't forget everyone, tonight is THE NIGHT for Waffle's big TV Debut!!!!

BBC 1 at 7pm (UK time) on 'The One Show'

Waffle will be promoting our rundraiser for Terrier SOS, and demonstrating her amazing borlee finding skills. So set the button for RECORD!!! 

If you want to sponsor Waffle, please go to our donations page here: https://www.youcaring.com/WafflesBorleeHunt

Posted on July 9, 2014 by Sally Grist

Well what a WHIRLWIND of media excitement we have witnessed this passed two days, and it's still going on! Waffle has achieved some well-deserved fame in both radio and online news, and we're losing track of how many people have picked up the story! And we're still getting phonecalls now... at this rate Waffle's going to have to get herself an agent! *muses whether Simon Cowell is available for the task...*

Sarah has done an excellent job in the interviews, she's managed to plug both Terrier SOS and our YouCaring page (and even the NTC at one point!) Of course we have been subjected to varying degrees of cutting and editing, but for the most part, all coverages have included links to the important bits!

Typcially, the Mail Online couldn't even get her gender right, but don't get me started on what I think of British tabloid press, or I'll be on my soap box all day!

Most importantly though, all this media attention is bringing in extra donations, and even though they're trickling in fairly slowly now, the fact is - we have now passed the £2500 mark!!! Woop Wooop!!!! And on top of that, it's raising a lot of awareness for Terrier SOS, so it's a win-win all round!

Many thanks to Ros Chimes and her contacts at the BBC, without her pinging off a few emails, none of this would have happened. Thank you Ros! xxx 

Here are the stories that have been published so far, we will add more as and when they come to light :





http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021l00t(fast forward to 21minutes)





Posted on July 9, 2014 by Sally Grist

Important announcement from Borlee HQ....

I am DELIGHTED to announce that the famous media sensation, Waffle Bennett, will be featured on BBC's 'The One Show' tomorrow (Thursday 10th) on BBC 1 at 19:00 UK time!!!!
Make sure you tune in to watch live, and with luck, we might be able to watch replayed episodes on the BBC iPlayer after the show has been aired. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007tcw7

Congratulations Waffle, we LOVE you!!!!

Posted on July 9, 2014 by Sally Grist

Don't know which is better.... the fact that we've now raised a MAHOOSIVE £2610 for Terrier SOS, or that Waffle has made it to Page 3 of the Daily Mirror!!!

Go Waffle!!! Expecting a call from Simon Cowell any moment...

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