2011 Fundraising Events at which we will have stalls are as follows:
Friday 3 June - Rother Market Charity Stall, Stratford-upon-Avon (courtesy of Stratford upon Avon Town Council). Update on Blog page 12 June.
Sunday 12 June – Canine Friends Raffle Draw to be held at the Annual Garden Partystall in Pershore. Update on Blog page 12 June.
Sunday 26 June – Dogs Trust Fun Day, Wickhamford, Evesham. Update on Blog page 3 July.
Sunday 3 July - RSPCA Kidderminster Branch Fete and Dog Show. Update on Blog page 3 July.
Sunday 10 July – Family Day, Stratford Racecourse
Saturday 13 August – Brailes Village Show
Saturday 20 August – Tysoe Flower Show/Petticoat Lane
Sunday 28 August - TARRS Summer Fun Dog Show - lots of fun for all the family with a fun dog show including Most Handsome Male, Prettiest Bitch and Dog with the Waggiest Tail. Rosettes and trophies to be won on the day, plus a 'have a go' agility course, lots of charity stalls and special guest judges. To be held in Ryton Pools Country Park, Ryton-on-Dunsmore (A45 between Coventry and Rugby), Warwickshire. Further details on Blog page.
Bank Holiday Monday 29 August - Ilmington Village Fete
Sunday 4 September - Farm Animal Sanctuary Open & Animal Welfare Day from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Details http://www.thefarmanimalsanctuary.co.uk
It's that time of year again for us to ask friends and supporters to consider buying a couple of books of raffle tickets to help boost our funds. Tickets are 50p each and there are five tickets in each book.
The Draw is organised by a Worcestershire-based charitable organisation, known as Canine Friends. Throughout the year, Christine Mason and her team hold a number of fundraising events, the proceeds from which are distributed amongst local, national and international organisations concerned with animal welfare.
We keep all the proceeds from the tickets we sell so it's pure profit as far as we are concerned apart from a nominal contribution towards the cost of printing the tickets. Canine Friends provide the prizes, the draw for which will be made on Sunday 13 June this year.
Participating organisations this year include the Algernon Trust, Bishopswood Swan Rescue, Farm Animal Sanctuary, Fen Bank Greyhound Sanctuary, Heart of England Ferret Association, Pawprints, Rabbit & Guinea Pig Rescue, Retreat Animal Rescue, RSPCA, Saltburn Animal Rescue, Sheltie Rescue, Wychbold Swan Rescue, Tailends, Vale Wildlife, Windwhistle Warren and, of course, Rough Collie Rescue (Midlands).
First Prize £100
Second Prize £50
Third Prize £25
There are also £20, £10 and £5 vouchers and gift tokens for a Dog Treats Gift Set and K9 Cookies plus other prizes (all suitable to send in the post).
In previous years, this Draw has helped to make a real difference for the collies cared for by our organisation. If we can sell 500 books this year, we will raise £1,250 - a reassuring amount to help us through the forthcoming year particularly the winter months when there are fewer outdoor events.
If you would like to support us and buy a few tickets for this Draw, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected].