TOLFA Spinathon – FUNdraise or Donate to Help Us Keep Our Animals Warm & Dry
We would like your help to keep our rescued animals warm and dry… by fundraising for a new washing machine!
Two staff are currently working full-time to wash and scrub 600 blankets and numerous surgical drapes EVERY DAY. As it takes so long to wash, we are also struggling to get the things dry for the next day, an almost impossible task during the monsoon!
How You Can Help
We have created the Spinathon Challenge where we ask you to join us on Just Giving by getting sponsorship for a challenge that is unique to you! You can set your own target (though we ask you to aim for a minimum of £50) and your own activity…
Spin, cycle, skip, hula-hoop, fidget spin…whatever you like as long as someone or something is spinning!
We’re raising £3K so why not incorporate the number #3 into your challenge? Cycle 30km…hula-hoop in 3 different ways for 30 minutes each…keep a fidget spinner spinning for 3 hours…be as creative as you like!
To join in, or simply donate, please click the Spinathon link HERE
Follow our fundraisers on the Leaderboard below
Rachel wins Vet Nurse of the Year – AGAIN! – April 2019
We’re delighted to announce that our founder and the driving force of all we do at TOLFA, Rachel Wright has won the Vet Nurse of the Year Award at the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards, held in Birmingham earlier this month. This is an incredible achievement, especially as Rachel also received the Award at the first ever ceremony back in 2012!
This award accompanies the International Award for Animal Welfare that Rachel received from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in July last year. It is truly humbling to receive such recognition and Rachel says: “Working for TOLFA in a far flung village in Rajasthan, India seems worlds away from working as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK but despite this, it is heartwarming to know that my work is still being appreciated by my colleagues and peers in my home country. I am so thankful to CEVA and the Animal Welfare Awards for choosing to honour me and our vital work”.
Rachel was busy working in India at the time of the awards so missed the glitzy ceremony, but her mum, Wendy and TOLFA UK’s Clara Nowak attended on her behalf. Clara says: “We all know how hard Rachel works at growing TOLFA and how many personal sacrifices she has made to make such a difference to the lives of animals in Rajasthan. She is totally deserving of this award and I hope it will bring greater attention to TOLFA and what we are doing. Rachel is supported by a fantastic team in India and we’re very proud of them all!”.
You can view the video shown at the ceremony about Rachel HERE
Join the Animal Lover’s Retreat and practice Reiki at TOLFA – February 2019
Sometimes in life you have to hit pause. Take some time out for a break, recharge your energy, review your life-style and follow your dreams.
This year why not combine a holiday to incredible India with the ultimate Animal Lovers Retreat ?
Join experts in holistic healing and animal care for an unforgettable 3-4 day retreat in the company of like minded souls. It’s a chance to learn new skills such as meditation and reiki centered around animals while enjoying the benefits of deliciously healthy food and unique accommodation. No qualifications needed just an open heart and love of animals.
Enhance your wellbeing mind, body and spirit on a life changing retreat to India. We are pleased to welcome two expert Reiki practitioners back to TOLFA to lead this rewarding and immersive experience with our beautiful rescued animals. Available to book now , the retreat runs in Pushkar from 6th to 10th October 2019.
Please click HERE for full details.
TOLFA are proud to be the official supported charity of Stroud Vegan Fair – January 2019
TOLFA’s UK base is in the Cotswolds town of Stroud, Gloucestershire, and we couldn’t be happier that Stroud Vegan Fair have decided to support us in 2019!
We had a great time at the Stroud Vegan Fair in the summer of 2018 and felt a lot of love from the local crowd, so we can’t wait to be back. As well as having our stall in the Subscription Rooms our UK Director, Clara Nowak, will be giving a talk about Growing a Tree of Life for All on the day.
For more information about the event please go to Vegan Fairs.
TOLFA 2019 Calendars now available – October 2018
Our 2019 calendars are now available in our eBay store. This year’s calendar features great photos of some of our shelter animals and patients, showing the joy and hope found in rescuing animals. All proceeds go toward the running of our Rescue & Care Project.
With thanks to Ceva Sante Animale for sponsoring our calendars once again.
Buy your calendar HERE
International Animal Welfare Award for TOLFA Founder – July 2018
Rachel Wright has dedicated 15 years to building and growing TOLFA, helping over 170,000 animals in the process. The RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) recently awarded Rachel with their International Award for Animal Welfare in recognition of her extraordinary work. Rachel was humbled to receive the award from the governing body of her profession. We think it was very well deserved – Congratulations Rachel!
Click the image below to hear Rachel talk about her incredible work and accepting the award.