As you know we were recently lucky enough to have been awarded grants from Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust and Kennel Club Charitable Trust for the purchase of a replacement van. Well... here she is in all her glory. Please welcome "Bertha" to the Gap family!
We need to say a massive massive thank you to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and The Jean Sainsburys Animal Welfare Trust who made this all possible, to Motorkraft for their fabulous custom fit out, for listening to what we wanted from a new vehicle to safely carry dogs and for installing safe little night lights in each cage for when we are transporting at night - a lovely touch which they did for us without us asking. And last but by no means least, to A2B graphic Design for the decals - we think she looks stunning!
Bertha has a lot to live up to after our old work horse, Bessie and the countless lives she has saved, but we were adamant we would not replace a vehicle just because we could but because we had too. Bessie served us well for 12 years and covered many thousands of miles but it was costing more and more to try to keep her on the road, bless her.
So please raise a glass to Bertha, for more future lives saved and a toast to poor Bessie as she gets relegated to shorter runs and local fundraising event after doing all the long haul until now.