Help Me Raise £250 For The Dogs Trust By Leaving Me A Link To Your Blog

The Christmas tree is up, but something is missing. There are no gifts under it, and I need your help to put that right.

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For this year’s Christmas charity appeal, I’m asking you to help me raise up to £365 for The Dogs Trust.

The Dogs Trust, formerly known as the National Canine Defence League, is an animal welfare charity and humane society in the United Kingdom which specialises in the well-being of dogs. Click here to go to their website.

Want to get involved? Here’s what you need to do.

  1. In the comments section of this post, leave the name of your blog and a link to it. This can be a link to your ‘about me’ page, a favourite blog post you’ve published, or the home page of your blog.
  2. If you’re an author, you’re also welcome to leave me a link to any books you have published. So, for example, leave me a link to your author or Goodreads page so that people visiting this post can view your books.
  3. Please consider donating to The Dogs Trust by visiting their website and clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button.

That’s it, that’s all you need to do.

I will donate £1 to The Dogs Trust for every link that is left under my Christmas tree until I reach a target of 250 links.

To help me achieve my target, if you reblog or share this post via ‘Press This’, I will donate an extra £1 to the total (up to another £115).

If you do share this post via a reblog or ‘Press This’, I should receive a pingback to your post. However, I would recommend that you also leave a link to the reblog or your share in the comments section.

This charity appeal will run until 23:59 on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 (Twelfth Night) when the Christmas tree will be taken down, so you’ve plenty of time to leave me a link to your blog and books over the busy Christmas and New Year period.

At the end of the appeal, I will create a new heading entitled ‘Blogs To Follow in 2018’  on the menu bar of my blog. Anyone clicking on the link will be taken to a page where they can view all the links left to the blogs in this post. The link will remain live on my blog until 23:59 on December 31st, 2018.

Please note that as I moderate all links and comments before they appear on my blog, there may be a time delay before your links and comments appear.

I hope you will consider helping me with this year’s Christmas charity appeal by leaving me a link to your blog and/or books. Thank you so much for considering it.

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  1. Hi Hugh,
    I’m sorry I missed this, but thought I’d leave a link since I’m a big animal lover and own four rescue dogs and three horses. Here’s a link to a dog story on my blog that I wrote for Kevin Morris’ anthology to help guide dogs for the blind:
    And here is a link to my two books about horses:
    Thank you so much for the opportunity, and thank you for what you do.

    1. Thank you for leaving your links, Valerie. The Christmas tree may have been taken down a month ago, but it’s still great to get your support. The appeal was a great success and the blogging community helped me raise £271 for the Dogs Trust.

  2. Hi Hugh!
    Wow! This is very generous and thoughtful of you. I hope you reach your goal and may God bless you always.
    Here’s my link:
    Wishing you a bright and prosperous New Year!

  3. Brilliant, dear Hugh! Thank you so much for your efforts for an extremely worthy trust. Here is a link to a post I wrote about kindness and how much even a little bit of it does matter (Sunday Serenity: A Little Bit of Kindness Does Matter): Bless you, Hugh, and thank you! Cher xo

  4. Reblogged this on Sarah Potter Writes and commented:
    Many of my blog followers and book readers know how much I love dogs, so I wanted to share with you about my blogging friend, Hugh’s most generous fundraise for the Dogs Trust which will end at just before midnight on January 6.

    As you will see, he’s not hounding us with a begging bowl but the one doing all the donating. Are you curious now? What can he want from us?

  5. Hello Hugh. Sorry I’ve been absent from your blog for a while, but took the whole of November off from blogging to participate in National Novel Writing Month for the first time. My son participated, too, so that made it double the fun. We both ended up winners, reaching our 50K word targets, but our novels were far from finished at that point, so we’re still working hard on to complete our first drafts. During December, I had to do lots of catching up with jobs and was continuously behind with everything, including blog visiting. I hope to do better this month.

    Anyway, I did bookmark this post of yours a week ago and was determined to do something about it before January 6th. My son once worked for the Dog Trust when they were trying out door-to-door money raising, but they didn’t find it a very successful way to raise money and so he couldn’t do it anymore, which really disappointed him. Years ago, when it was the Canine Defence League, I went carol singing with a friend to help raise money. You would not believe (or perhaps you would) that a few people slammed the door in our faces and said they would only give to a charity for people and not for animals!

    I will reblog your post, as well as adding my links here, hoping to help you reach your target at the nth hour.

    Wishing you a happy, creative, and successful 2018 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah. No need to apologise for not visiting. I admire you for doing NaNoWriMo. I’ve never given it a go for fear of it stressing me out too much. However, I know a lot of writers who take up the challenge every November. Well done to both of you and for making it pass 50K words. At least you both now have the bare bones of new novels in the making.

      I’m so sorry to hear about your experiences with trying to raise some money for animal charities. They often get forgotten about and it always breaks my heart when I see or read some of the conditions these animals live in and the way us humans treat them. The Dogs Trust has always been a charity close to my heart. This is the second time I have raised some money for them via my blog.

      Thank you so much for leaving your links. They really do help me in getting ever nearer my final target. I’m still some way off from achieving it, but at least I’ve made the first target of 250 links. 😀

      Wishing you a happy and successful New Year, Sarah.
      My best wishes to you.

    2. Hello Mr Hugh W. Roberts,

      Thank you for inviting me here to leave a link to my website. You are obviously a lover of animals, as am I. As you can see at the home page of my website, the first category is Animal, where you can find some posts concerning various aspects of, and perspectives on, animals from insects to beagles, even debating “Animal Artistry and Musicality”.

      On the whole, my website is laden with many multimedia features and contents, including graphics, music, animations, videos and web designs to accommodate its multidisciplinarity and pluralistic modalities. After visiting the home page, a good starting place to gain some insights into the structures and trappings of the website is the “About” page:

      Please be informed that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my website, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

      Like Sarah Potter, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful festive season and a happy new year. 🙂

      May you have a lovely weekend, the very first in 2018!

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