A community stalwart has been praised for her amazing fundraising efforts in aid of animals– as she steps down from organising a weekly event in the Moorlands. Cynthia Lubacz, who lives in Leek, has been running car boot sales in Leek, in aid of animal charities, for the past 25 years.
A community stalwart has been praised for her amazing fundraising efforts in aid of animals– as she steps down from organising a weekly event in the Moorlands.
Cynthia Lubacz, who lives in Leek, has been running car boot sales in Leek, in aid of animal charities, for the past 25 years.
She has now decided to retire from the organising role, but will still be at the car boots fundraising with her own stall at the weekly bargain hunters event.
Dot Merry contacted the Times & Echo to express her praise for her long-term friend and her amazing fundraising and also raising awareness feats.
Dot, who lives in Oakamoor, said: “I have known Cynthia for over 40 years. We met each other taking part in animal campaigns.
“As the years past by and being enthusiastic animal lovers we spent a fair amount of time supporting each other’s causes.
“Cynthia is a dedicated vegan and has led the way with her plant based way of life well before it became so popular.
“Cynthia has run a car boot sale for animals for over 25 years. Through all kinds of weather she has maintained a ‘crack of dawn’ welcome to all the booters.
“Especially fellow charities who can set up for free. Come rain, snow, and minus temperatures, Cynthia has always been there with a smile and cheerful welcome.”
Dot continued: “Over the years, and with John a fellow enthusiast, Cynthia has raised thousands of pounds for animals in need.
“Besides the car boot sale Cynthia has also spent many years raising awareness of the inhumane treatment of animals in zoos, entertainment, poaching, puppy farms and especially the cruel practise of using animals to hunt other animals.
“Chipping away at these has resulted in a greater public awareness and new laws being past to protect these vulnerable creatures. Also more prosecutions of the perpetrators.”
Dot added: “There is no doubt about it Cynthia is a valuable and important animal campaigner.
“Her decision to retire from running the car boot at Sainsbury’s Leek has been hard for her to make.
“But fear not fans, she will still be there on a Sunday morning to see all her old friends. Not quite so early mind.
“With a big smile she will be running her own stall for animals. After all, animals still need to be rescued, cared for, and found forever loving homes.
“It all costs an awful lot of money. More so in these difficult times.
“Cynthia has always put animals first and will no doubt continue to do so. I admire her greatly. Well done my friend.”
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