And goodwill to all

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If, like GO! you are an animal lover, you’ll have already spent a pretty penny on contents for Rover’s oversized Christmas stocking, with gifts aplenty coming from Santa Paws.

Or maybe your puddy-tat is in the running for ‘most spoiled feline in the South’.

Unfortunately, not every animal will be so fortunate this yuletide. But you can help make a difference by heading to Hula Animal Rescue and taking part in Sunday’s Christmas Get Together.

Regular readers already know about the sterling work, and second chances, given by Hula to animals in need.

But despite a dedicated team of volunteers, the business of feeding, bedding and veterinary care eats up a whole lot of money.

Fundraising is essential, and means the charity can help more animals in need.

Making a difference is as easy as popping a couple of quid into a collection box, so how about it?

Sunday’s event will include a Hula dog parade, which is guaranteed to set tails wagging at 2pm.

How about a sing-song?

Enjoy carols with the Diamond School of Performing Arts from 2.30pm.

Santa will be along for the event too, and you can help him find his missing reindeer. Dancer and Prancer, where are you?

Admission is £2 for adults, accompanied kids go free, and the bash runs from1-3.30pm.

For more information on Hula, on volunteering or if you are able to provide an animal with a forever home visit www.hularescue.org

> Christmas is a busy time for us humans, but it is a dangerous time for our animal friends.

Our pets face all manner of dangers during Santa-season, and Hula is holding a children’s Christmas Art Competition to raise awareness of the problems.

They are inviting everyone under the age of 15 to get creative and design a poster highlighting the dangers faced by our pets.

The closing date for entries is Friday, December 19 and prizes will be awarded.

Send your entries to Hula Animal Rescue, Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise, MK17 8HZ.