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18th December, 2011
2011 Christmas Greetings From AGPC ™

2011 Christmas Greetings From AGPC ™

Well ... What a roller coaster ride 2011 has been, there's definitely been ups and downs. Soon it will be 2012 and we'll start a fresh year with a whole fresh outlook, but before we get there we have Christmas to contend with. The Christmas fund raising efforts have been stellar, especially with the Christmas raffle that we have to say Pat organised from start to finish almost perfectly even finishing it off with a completely videoed draw with out takes at the end, if you haven't already seen it ... more >>>

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African Grey Parrot Centre ™ Newsletter 016 Edition

Well it's been a while since we sent out an official newsletter, this has been due to personal sad family circumstances and there not being enough hours in the day, moving forward however we plan to return to sending a regular newsletter update but only one a month which we think we can just about find the time to do, these things take a lot of time to compile!

Although we don't get to send so many newsletter don't forget you can always interact with us and more importantly other people in our online community forum where there's always plenty of action going on.

AGPC ™ is very social, are you? if you spend your time on Facebook, Google+, Twitter or even YouTube then so do we, make sure you like us, circle us, follow us and subscribe to us to ensure you don't miss out on a thing, we don't always post the same thing on all of them so being part of all the social channels is always a good idea, there's no reason to miss out on a thing!

As it's Christmas soon Pat has put a Christmas Quiz together (We know how Christmas and Quiz's work together) where you will have the chance to win a £10 Amazon Voucher make sure you check out her Christmas Quiz thread now to find out exactly how it works, last entries will be accepted up till Christmas Eve so hurry hurry hurry!!!

Well that's enough from us but we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in 2011 and very much look forward to seeing you around throughout 2012, a very merry Christmas and wishing you a happy new year.

Till next time,

Paula & Rick
African Grey Parrot Centre ™

P.S. Don't forget to visit our sponsors for some cool last minute Christmas present ideas!

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Update On The Lovely Angel!

Update On The Lovely Angel!

Well it has been a while since I have done a update on Angel due to family funeral, my car blowing up followed recently by my PC blowing up! Every get the feeling things donít like you! Anyway Angel is fine and her normal nutty self since her last visit to see Steve the vet who is going to do her operation she has been on a pain killer Metacam to see if there was a difference in her at all while she was ... more >>>

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- Baby Becomes Izzy! JoJo? - Well so much has happened since Baby became a new member of our family. Baby has had her name change to Izzy which she responds to really well, she has been converted to Harrisons pellets and she is confident in ...

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Pat's Rescue Fund Round-Up

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Hi everybody,

Well here we are, almost at the end of another year and what a year it's been in fundraising for the rescue fund. We have had, competitions, raffles, caption contests, the face of AGPC, calendars, cookbooks and lots more besides, finishing off with the grand Christmas Raffle.

Along side the usual fund raising for the rescue fund, we have been raising funds so that Angel can have her operation and all the proceeds of the Cookbook for humans is going to that fund, we are hoping that after Christmas she will have her first leg done and then we can see how she manages before having the other leg operated on.

I would just like to thank you all for the fundraising efforts you have put in this year, it's been brilliant, there has been so much enthusiasm to help out from collecting recipes, through making parrot meals, donating fabulous prizes to the raffle, to drawing parrot portraits, thanks you so much. I know I keep saying it but every little helps, just buy buying a keyring or fridge magnet, that adds to the pot, it's money that the fund wouldn't have had before, so please if you want anything, give me a shout and I'll get it sorted.

Then we have Easyfundraising.co.uk, to all the members and friends that have done their shopping through Easyfundraising a massive THANK YOU! Just by shopping through Easyfundraising, we have collected a massive £220.28 since we started in March of this year, so it wasn't even a full year! If you know any friends that shop online, give them this link to go through www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/agrf and we could raise even more funds for nothing next year.

To say this year has been hectic is a bit of an understatement, there has been something happening in one way or another all year, hopefully next year will be even bigger and better because there are more things in the pipeline. So, all that's left for me to say is I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family and a properous New Year to you all.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Pat

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Tezza

Tezza's Forum Round-Up

It's time for a little round up of recent happenings in and around our forum. It has been full of merriment and festive cheer. There was no stopping Mrs. P ( aka Julie/piker), the Ninja wrapping paper assassin. Despite the best endeavours of us mods, and staying up late at night to catch her ... she managed to, over several days unwrap our little secret ... revealing a sneak preview of our great big "surprise" Christmas raffle ... shame on you Mrs P!!! Talking of the

Christmas raffle, what a fantastic selection of goodies we had.

Thanks to the best efforts (Including bribery, nun chucks, and striking the fear of god into suppliers) of Lady Patricia, our chief fundraiser, moderator and goddess - we had a bumper selection, and a MASSIVE ticket sales total. Many thanks to all those that took part, it really has made a difference.

And now to the draw itself ... what can I say? We were treated to full length feature movie, complete with adverts, singing (Of sorts), dancing, poetry, and even a selection of hilarious outtakes. Thank you so much Pat & Daryll, that must have been a huge amount of work, but you made so many people smile ... it was brilliant.

The Parrot cookbook was a great success, thanks to the culinary skills of Fanny Cradock aka Mrs P! and of course Pat for putting it all together. Our Pat may be older than most, but you have to admit, she is a little hottie on that printer! Our little grey friends will be the best fed African Greys around.

We continue to attract new members, and share lots of useful knowledge around for the benefit of African Greys far and wide ... and of course manage to have a lot of fun with each other at the same time. It really has been a hectic time for many people, but we still managed to contribute to the forum on many levels, which just goes to show how much it means to us all - letís keep it that way folks, and continue going from strength to strength.

And as if there wasnít any more excitement to be had, Santa emptied his secret little sack through some of our mail boxes on 17th, and those taking part were delighted with their special gifts. Poor Paula ... she missed out this year, and got nothing :-( ..... Let's all say awwwwwww. The secret Santa was a lot of fun, and hopefully will be a bigger event next year.

On a very sad note, I'm sure you will all want to join me in sending love and hugs to Karen, who sadly lost her treasured little Baby grey "Ziggy", who passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of the morning. He was one very special, much loved little grey, with a fantastic mummy ... Karen, our thoughts are with you.

So, that's about it for the time being, and all that is left to say is a huge thank you to all the forum members for keeping us the best around, for taking part and raising lots of money for the fund ... which is doing much to save greys from otherwise misery.

Have a fantastic Christmas, and I look forward to much more merriment over the coming months.

Tezza

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