22nd August 2017

AUTHOR BARRY SUPPORTS WECARE WORLDWIDE THROUGH THEMED NOVEL

A well known North East author is donating 60% of the Kindle
royalties earned from sales of his rescue-mutt themed novel,
Winston and the Canny Lass, to a Sri Lankan dog charity set up by
Newcastle veterinary surgeon, Janey Lowes.

Barry explains: ‘I heard about Janey from Chris Jackson, an old friend
at the BBC and was amazed to learn that she had given up her life in
Newcastle to help the street dogs of Sri Lanka. Her charity WECare
Worldwide is doing amazing stuff and after talking it over with my
London-based publisher, Mike Wallington, I got in touch and
proposed a fund-raising partnership. I was delighted that she
responded with great enthusiasm.’

‘The big dream for WECare’ adds Janey ‘is to form a world where no
animal, owned or unowned, goes without veterinary care and by
working alongside passionate, fellow big-dreamers like Barry, we
hope to make this a reality sooner rather than later.’
Barry’s initial plan was to give 25% of the Kindle royalties from
Winston and the Canny Lass but upon seeing footage of the
neglected dogs that Janey is helping, he and Mike Wallington upped
the figure to 60%.

‘I’ve loved dogs all my life’ Barry adds, ‘and seeing the magic that
Janey and her colleagues are doing for mutts which would otherwise
die in the most horrible ways, touched me so much that I’m now

blatantly asking Kindle users everywhere to order Winston and the
Canny Lass. The more copies of this electronic version that we sell,
the more money we can donate to WECare’.

Winston and the Canny Lass is the second novel in Barry’s intended
quartet, The Winston Tails. So far it has sold over sixteen thousand
hard copies with many strong reader reviews. Barry describes it as a
‘playful novel with serious themes that make it suitable for all
readers, male or female, aged sixteen to one hundred and sixty’.
He and Janey stress: ‘We want to make the electronic version outsell
the paper book many times over but we’ll only succeed if dog lovers
and readers everywhere help to spread the word.’

Winston and the Canny Lass will become live on Kindle on September
1 st and is open to pre-order now at £7.99 with 60% of the royalties
paid by Amazon, going to WECare Worldwide.
‘Please order today’ conclude Janey and Barry. ‘In combining forces
we aim to make something extraordinary happen.’

Click here here to buy your copy.

22nd May 2017

LIFE SAVING SHIPMENT IS SENT FROM NEWCASTLE IN AID OF STRAYS IN SRI LANKA

 NORTH EAST veterinary charity WECare Worldwide has sent a shipment container, that has been sat in Gateshead for over a year, to Sri Lanka on Monday in aid of street dogs in the country.

The container is packed full of medical equipment and pet supplies, donated by both North East and nationwide supporters. These supplies will help with treating the animals in the country and includes surgical equipment, dog treats, toys and medication.

The shipment was sent from Gateshead on Monday 22nd May and will arrive in Sri Lanka mid – June.

WECare Worldwide is a registered charity set up in the North East by UK vets to help the street dogs of Sri Lanka in desperate need of care and provides neutering, vaccinations and treatment for the stray dogs.

Gosforth vet Janey Lowes set up the charity after she witnessed the plight of sick and injured animals while on holiday in Sri Lanka in 2014. The charity has since treated thousands of animals in need, whilst helping to tackle rabies and  attack the overpopulation issue on the island.

Janey, who received a prestigious ‘Point of Light’ award from David Cameron in recognition of her volunteer work and won ‘Vet of the Year 2017’ at the Daily Mirror’s Animal Hero Awards, has been overwhelmed with the support the charity has received so far and is thrilled that the container has finally been sent to Sri Lanka.

She said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to finally be able to send this urgently needed equipment to Sri Lanka where it can be put to good use.”

“We put out an appeal over a year ago to colleagues, reps, clients and animal lovers, as we were in desperate need of basic equipment and consumables. We are now lucky enough to have a container full to the brim of goodies that will make a huge difference to what we can achieve on the ground in Sri Lanka. The equipment that is in there is some of the first of it’s kind in our area and will allow us to continue transforming the lives of animals who often are in a really, really bad way .” Says Janey.

Due to issues with financing the shipment of the container, the charity has had valuable supplies stuck in Gateshead for over a year. After featuring on BBC’s Inside Out in January this year, the charity has had a lot of help from the public and is now in a position to pay for the container to be shipped to Sri Lanka. The container shipment was also featured by BBC, Look North on Tuesday 22nd May.

25th July 2017

SUPERVET PROMISES ‘SUPER’ EVENING

 NORTH EAST charity WECare Worldwide has announced its third ‘Winter Wonderland’ fundraising ball, with charity founder and ‘supervet’ Janey Lowes promising a super evening.

Taking place at The Assembly Rooms in Newcastle on Saturday 25th November the Ball is packed full of fun with fine food, drinks, dancing and a magician on the line-up. Guests also have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes in a raffle and auction on the night.

WECare Worldwide is a registered charity set up in the North East by UK volunteers to help the street dogs of Sri Lanka in desperate need of care and provides neutering, vaccinations and treatment for the stray dogs.

Gosforth vet Janey Lowes set up the charity in partnership with Westway Vets after she witnessed the plight of sick and injured animals while on holiday in Sri Lanka in 2014. The charity has since treated thousands of animals, helping to counteract the problem of rabies and the estimated three million stray dogs on the island.

Janey, who received a prestigious ‘Point of Light’ award from David Cameron in recognition of her volunteer work and won ‘Vet of the Year’ the Daily Mirror’s Animal Hero Awards, has been overwhelmed with the support the charity has received so far but is urging people to continue their support and join them for this fantastic night out.

She said: “WeCare began in Newcastle so it’s only fitting that we’re able to host another Winter Wonderland ball in the heart of the region where the charity was founded. Many, many people here in the North East have helped the charity so we’re thrilled that we all have a chance to celebrate the good work and raise more vital funds.

“I know first-hand that we are making a real positive difference in Sri Lanka, this event could really help us with the assistance that we need to continue transforming the lives of these animals.

“Last year’s Ball was a great success and we’re hoping to make this year’s even better with a fundraising target of £10,000. This money will help hundreds of street dogs in Sri Lanka receive the care and treatment that they are in desperate need of and, as a result, improve life for thousands of Sri Lankan people by reducing the risk of rabies.” says Janey.

Tickets are still available. For further information or to book visit http://buytickets.at/wecareworldwide1/93591 or call the fundraising team on 07763903087.