Billingshurst Dog Training Club
Billingshurst Dog Training Club



Charities 2015: Kit Wilson Aged Dog Accommodation and WADARS: Money raised £3000
Charities 201
War Dogs Remembered and Animal Health Trust: Money raised £2100

Each year a different charity/charities is chosen by Billingshurst Dog Training Club for which we try to raise funds through various events and personal donations, and for 2017, we have chosen these 2 animal charities. SUSSEX CARING PETS and MEDICAL DETECTION DOGS.

Please help BDTC to raise funds for these worthwhile charities.

AMOUNT RAISED so far....£1380.00



Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.

Their Bio-Detection Dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases, such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Their Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease and alert them to an impending medical event. They receive no government funding for the work they do, and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public.                                     Registered Charity Number 1124533




Sussex Caring Pets have teams of volunteers who take their temperament assessed therapy support dogs and cats to visit those who would benefit from the stimulus of interaction with an animal whether they are in  hospitals, hospices, residential care homes, or in main or special needs schools.

A large proportion of their therapy support dogs go into residential care homes, nursing homes, sheltered accommodation and hospices to visit elderly residents, either in communal lounges or similar areas, or in residents’ own rooms, but always with staff supervision. These visits trigger a lot of memories for the people we visit, and we find that the residents enjoy telling us about their own pets that they’ve had.                         Registered Charity Number 1161674






BDTC will be holding their Annual General Meeting on

1st December 19.30 for 20.00

at St Gabriels Church Hall, East Street, Billingshurst, RH14 9QH


The club need charity/charities to choose for 2017/2018

 So if you have any suggestions please contact your section rep or Pat Reynolds.

(You will be required to do a short write up of the charity and a website address so people can look them up before the AGM.)

So far we have had nominations for Blind Dogs UK & Pet Blood Bank UK for this years charities.




Here is Eunice presenting the cheque for £1500, raised by the club, 2014/2015, to Kit Wilson Trust for their Aged Dogs Accommodation, at the BDTC AGM.

Here are Eunice, Pat and Graham presenting Stef Ransley from Wadars Animal Sanctuary, with the cheque for £1500 raised by BDTC in 2014/2015.

and your donation has been reserved for current dog care.

This means it will be used for kennelling and veterinary fees for a number of our four-legged friends in our care, as you will know some treatments can be costly (scale and polish, neutering etc) and this is not always covered by the adoption fee.



Below is a picture of Eunice presenting Andrew Simmonds from AHT with the cheque for £1050 raised by BDTC in 2015/2016 with a copy of the letter sent by AHT.

Dear Eunice

It was a pleasure meeting you at Crufts on the Sunday and to have received the wonderful cheque from Billinghurst Dog Training Club’s fundraising in 2016.  What an honour to receive your valued funds in this our 75th Anniversary year!! 

With our sincere thanks again for supporting our canine work and I shall look forward to updating you on how the funds were utilised in due course.  We will ensure they provide a huge benefit towards furthering the health and welfare of dogs.

Very best wishes.


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