© Prue Bartels 2018
Prue Bartels founded Glamour Pusses in 2010 on the Gold Coast to raise funds for her great passion - animal welfare - and over $50,000 has since been raised for groups in Qld and SA.
Launched in April 2010 to raise funds for Animal Welfare League of Qld, initially events were targeted at women only and consisted of lunches and networking nights featuring high profile speakers. These events raised over $11,000 and funded educational programs - Pet Sense, to teach children how to safely interact with pets, and Pregnant Paws aimed at minimising the surrender of pets due to misinformation surrounding pregnancy.
In 2013, four major events aimed at both women and men were staged - Music & Movies 4 Mutts & Moggies, The Great Gatsby Night, Hollywood High Tea, and Fright Night for Felines. $20,000 was raised to fund AWLQ’s Cat Adoption Centre Upgrade.
In 2014 the Bartels family relocated to Prue's hometown Adelaide. In less than six months, her team had raised over $10,000 for Paws & Claws Adoptions, brokered sponsorship deals worth thousands of dollars and undertaken many value-adding projects on their behalf.
Following the January 2015 bushfires, Prue decided to run an auction to raise funds for affected animals. Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Hospital was chosen as beneficiary and $4784 was raised - a record in Glamour Pusses' fundraising history.
Another auction in 2015 raised $4300 for Help Save the Furry Ones. Various smaller fundraising initiatives have raised over $2000 for the Cat Adoption Foundation & Lucky Little Paws.
Their latest auction in March 2018 raised $2920 for SA Dog Rescue.
Prue has a strong business background with skills in PR & marketing, image management, IT & social media. In late 2016 she established the company Mermaid Soul Pty Ltd which manufactures and retails cruelty-free premium bath, body and beauty products.
Prue's dream is to one day have a team of like-minded individuals who are prepared to put in the hard yards to reach their fundraising targets.
Why not join us and make a real difference?