Each autumn and winter we raise money for an animal charity through sales of our Winter Warmers range. This year our chosen charity is All Because Of Freda.
All Because Of Freda was established by Isle of Wight based Karen Ledger, who, after adopting a dog - Freda - from Cyprus, felt compelled to take action to improve the lives of the many abused and neglected dogs there.
"After adopting my beautiful Freda and putting my life on hold to help her building confidence in the human race, I realised that I just had to do something to help more of these dogs," explains Karen.
"I decided on a sponsored dressage test, which I'm hopeless at! My aim was to raise £500 to rescue Cody, a blind pointer who had been shot in both eyes because he was no good at hunting. Thanks to many friends and acquaintances from the world of showing, plus local horsey people, a staggering £3,500 was reached and All Because of Freda was born."
Karen is now able to use the money raised by All Because of Freda to support other dogs in Cyprus needing help.
"Since then over 60 dogs have found homes through Freda, with many lives saved. I have adopted two further girls from Cyprus, Edith and Esta. I'm hoping to reach my £20,000 goal by Christmas," says Karen. "I'm so very proud of my brave girl."
For every sale of Bespoke Bandages' fleecy headbands, snoods, and under riding hat ear warmers, we donate £1 to All Because of Freda, to support their work in rescuing, caring for and rehoming dogs from Cyprus.
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Find out more about All Because of Freda on Facebook or on the charity's website.