Financial updates

May 2019  

Dear friends of Little Belle, 

A short financial update of the Sanctuary, this time only of the first quarter of 2019. 

Balance January 2019                  :  € 1.336,15 

Total Donations for Sanctuary  : € 1785,00
Total Costs                                           : € 3909,70

Balance April 2019                         :  € -788,55

As you can see a negative balance, but this is an overview from the first quarter. At the beginning of April, we’ve received new donations that helped overcome this negative balance.  The sudden CT scan of Emi in March resulted in more costs. Fortunately, many beautiful friends stepped in to help us with all the extra medical costs. Thank you so much for your heartwarming support  ❤️

From the donations, 5% will go to Bianca shelter in Portugal, and 5% to another charity that needs help. We will give updates later about which dogs we could help!

Of course, the finance committee checked all the financial documents again and confirmed that everything is correct. Thank you, Suzana Narat and Stephanie Lecoutre for your help again, so much appreciated!  
I like to end with these beautiful words Suzana wrote to me:
I have crosschecked the Bank statements with relevant invoices and donations, finding to my best knowledge everything to be in order.
  As usual, I am feeling happy and honoured to be part of this wonderful organization. This Sanctuary is very close to my heart. I wish to thank you all for ongoing support and always showing lots of love towards Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary and all of its residents, I bet each has stolen your hearts like it happened to me a few years ago. 
  Thank you, Irene, for being so diligent and making our check easy. I even started to understand some bank terms in Dutch language (is this correct term?).

Hello from beautiful Australia,
Suzana”

Little Belle keeps smiling big knowing and feeling that so many friends continue to help support the Sanctuary that was established because of her, our beautiful little angel ❤️

Irene, Little Belle’s mom & family
Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary


January 2019

Dear friends of LIttle Belle, 

A lot has happened since the last update last year in April 2018.  We held a special Auction for Little Belle’s Birthday on May 5th, then there was a big change in our lives and after lots of thinking, we knew we needed a lot of help and decided to start a fundraiser called ‘Little Belle’s Dream’ which is a dream of her and her whole family. Our goal is to find our own place where we can continue Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary. With the soon shared new update of Little Belle’s Dream, I will write more about this.
This financial update is entirely focussed on the donations for the daily and medical costs of the Sanctuary since April 2018.

Total donations:    € 11.598,86  (=  ± $ 13,175.85)
Total costs:              € 9.293,26  (=  ± $ 10,557,10)
Balance:                    € 2.305,60  (=  ±  $ 2,619,15)

The proceeds of Little Belle’s Birthday Auction were entirely meant for the Sanctuary. The amount raised was  € 5.136,00 ( ± $ 5834,50).
Total donations of € 11.598,86 minus 5.136,00 =  € 6.462,86 ( ±  $ 7,341,80).
Then, 10% of these donations go to shelter Bianca in Portugal, the organization that rescued Little Belle:  € 646,30  ($ 734,20 )
And 5% to other charities: € 323,15  ($ 367,00 ). These amounts will be transferred soon to Bianca, and another charity once we know which dog(s) needs support.
From this year, we decided to change the percentage for Biance to 5%, so from now on we will give 10% in total to Bianca and other charities. The Sanctuary has grown a lot and although we still love to help others, our own dogs need a lot of support too. 

Balance December 31 2018:    € 2.305,60  (=  ± $ 2.619,15)
Minus donations Bianca/Other Charity:  € 969,45 (=  ± $ 1101,30)
Balance January 2019:   € 1.336,15  (= $ 1.517,87)

As you can see we have a lot of costs with all the old(er) and differently abled dogs, especially medical costs, so we’re so very grateful for all your wonderful support! There are also friends who donate monthly and this is such a beautiful help! 
Thank you all so much ❤️

Words written by the finance committee: 

Dear Irene, 
I checked the invoices and bank statements and as usual, your administration is very clear. And can I add a star for your vet as well as I’ve seen they give you a Little Belle and Cloudman discount, how nice of them.

Thank you for trusting me again for this new follow up.
Stephanie Lecoutre

Dear Irene,
I am writing to verify documents and financial overview regarding the finances of Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary.
– 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter 2018.
– Little Belle’s Dream bank account. 
I have crosschecked the Bank statements with relevant invoices and donations, finding to my best knowledge everything to be in order.
Suzana Narat

Our angel Little Belle will smile big in heaven and in our hearts, seeing and feeling how beautifully her family is loved and supported by so many amazing friends all around the world. All because of her ❤️

Irene, Little Belle’s mom & family
Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary

April 2018

Dear friends of Little Belle,

Last year, in August 2017, Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary was founded in memory of our dearly beloved Little Belle who passed away on April 25th, 2017. Because of her, we created this very special place where we give senior dogs and dogs who are sick or differently abled a forever home, a forever family. Here they can be completely themselves and enjoy life to the fullest.

From August until end of March,  our Sanctuary has received an amazing amount of donations with the total amount of €4590,77 ( $ 5.679,70)

With many dogs who had a hard life before they came to us, we also have a lot of (medical) costs. In the same period, the total amount of costs were € 4217,21 ($ 5.219,22)
Then, 10% of your donations go to shelter Bianca in Portugal, the organization that rescued Little Belle:  € 459,08  ($ 567,974)
And 5% to other charities: € 229,54   ($ 283,987)
We will give updates when we know how this money is spent.

As you can see, the overview shows a negative balance of  € 315,06   (-$ 389,79)
But since the end of March, there are new donations so the Sanctuary’s account is doing better now.  Still, we can use your help a lot since we have many new high costs with the care for Rex. If you like to donate, see: https://littlebellesmagicalsanctuary.org/support/
Thank you!

Suzana Narat,  a member of our Finance Committee, checked the finances and found everything in order. You can read her response below. Thank you, Suzana, for your help again
If you have any questions about this overview, you can either send an email to info@littlebellesmagicalsanctuary.org or to Suzana Narat at  ddds5@bigpond.com

We’re immensely grateful for all your love and support, thank you from our hearts, and a special thanks from our little angel Little Belle who made this all possible. Because of her we have this beautiful Sanctuary and because of her we have so many beautiful friends all over the world.

She is, and always will be, our dearly beloved little girl, our magic and inspiration  ♥

Irene, Little Belle’s mom & family
Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary

Dear Irene.

I am writing to verify documents and financial overview regarding the finances of Little Belle’s Magical Sanctuary.
– The period from start Sanctuary until end 2017
– First quarter 2018.
I have crosschecked the Bank statements with relevant invoices and donations, finding to my best knowledge everything to be in order.

A few months ago Irene asked me to write a little bit about myself, which I found really difficult, as one can imagine. I am so ordinary and going about the life as best and as polite as I can, hoping that my footprint will not harm anybody in the process. I am a wife to most amazing man and a mother to wonderful young man and we all adore our fur baby Bella.I am like a trapeze artist and walking on a fine line, trying to find balance. Next to my little, but beautiful family, my passion is a wellbeing of all animals, so I became a vegetarian, I love nature and healthy environment so I recycle, I am passionate about the goodness in people, so I am writing to you.

I had an absolute pleasure to meet Irene and her family, albeit only on FB, ( hoping one day we will meet in person) and my admiration and respect grows each day for her as a person, her deeds and her dedication to save and make life for underprivileged and different able animals so much more rewarding and so much better.

For your donations, I thank you all!  Your donations are a gift, your help is invaluable, your time is much appreciated and your efforts are rewarded in the most beautiful ways.

Kindest of regards,
Suzana Narat, Australia
ddds5@bigpond.com