In our first year, we've surpassed our own expectations for the organisation. When we started last December, we thought we'd be starting very small and perhaps helping rescue just a few rabbits to "test the water". We just hadn't anticipated the level of demand there would be for us.
We very quickly realised that the demand for the service was going to be high, and if we're honest we struggled at the start of the year, having more rabbits on the list than our network could properly support.
We quickly had to focus our attention on getting additional funds and more volunteers. Almost a year down the line, we're very proud of what we've achieved:
We also were very active in the RBS CommunityForce competition, where we competed against other local projects and charities for the public's vote to be in with a chance of winning £6,000 for the charity. Sadly, we just lost out: with a prize offered to the top three projects in each regional area, we believe we came 4th with only about 30 or so votes in it!
All-in-all though, quite a remarkable first year, and we want to thank you for the part you've played in our success this year.
2012 promises to offer us many more challenges and blessings as we continue to raise awareness of the organisation, and the terrible situation we have in the West of Scotland when it comes to rabbit welfare awareness.
You can help us get off to an excellent start to Year 2: