Charities 2021: Battersea Dogs Home and Pets as Therapy: money raised so far £519.80
Charities 2015: Kit Wilson Aged Dog Accommodation and WADARS: Money raised £3000.
Charities 2016: War Dogs Remembered and Animal Health Trust: Money raised £2100.
Charities 2017: Sussex Caring Pets and Medical Detection Dogs: Money raised £1600.
Charities 2018: Blind Dog Rescue and Pet Blood Bank: Money raised £1900.
Charity 2019: Garbo's GSDR: Money raised £2528.30
Charities 2020: Battersea Dogs Home and Pets as Therapy: money donated £660.00
Charities 2021/22: Battersea Dogs Home and Pets as Therapy: money raised so far £519.80
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 2020, we have chosen Pets as Therapy and Battersea Dogs Home. We will continue to support these chosen charities during 2022.
Please help BDTC to raise funds for these worthwhile charities.
NOTE: DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID 19 SITUATIONS BDTC HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FUNDRAISE AS IN OTHER YEARS AND THE MAIN COMMITTEE HAVE DECIDED TO CARRY OVER THE CHARITIES TO NEXT YEAR. THE COMMITTEE HAS ALSO DECIDED TO SEND THE MONEY RAISED TO THESE CHARITIES AS THEY NEED ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET IN THESE UNCERTIAN TIMES!
BATTERSEA DOGS HOME
PETS AS THERAPY
The story of the trail
Julia Robertson wanted to do something different than create a memorial. Julia said “We felt there was a need for something more
practical that dog owners and walkers could physically connect to and gain some sort of feeling for how much these dogs did, and still do, for us. We wanted to do something that people and their dogs
could enjoy but had a connection to War Dogs’.
The idea for an activity trail came originally from a friend of Julia’s, Caroline Kisko. Caroline introduced Julia to Stephen Jenkinson, who is an expert at building these trails and the project begun. From that original inception, to competition of the first (they hope of many) activity trails, has taken 5 years.
That idea was truly inspired, it ticked every box! It was just the perfect message, to create something that people can take their dogs to, have fun, and then to have each of the trails dedicated to a specific dog with a plaque telling that dog’s story of how they served us during the war.
Julia also wanted people to gain further respect for their own wonderful dogs, to hear about what these incredible, often pet dogs, did for us then, and now! “The whole trail is based on fun and learning as a way of honouring these dogs and to make us realise how lucky we are that our lovely, gentle companions have given so much to keep us safe. And that some have paid the ultimate price for their service.”
They launched the first of many trails in Windsor, which is right in the heart of the Broom Farm Army Estate in 8 acres of wonderful parkland, so it will be an enriching place for soldiers and their families to go. It’s open to the general public and their dogs to enjoy as well. Following the trail and trying out the obstacles will provide a great opportunity for owners to really connect with their dogs.
For more details go onto WARDOGS REMEMBERED site.
Below are some pictures of the Activity Trail at the Windsor site.
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.
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.
Here are Eunice, Pat and Graham presenting Stef Ransley from Wadars Animal Sanctuary, with the cheque for £1500 raised by BDTC in 2014/2015 with a note from Wadars.
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.
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.
Above Is a picture of Eunice presenting Esther Vanoostrum who is a local volunteer for Medical Detection Dogs, with a cheque for £800 raised in 2016/2017. The presentation took place at the BDTC Agility Show 2018 at Cranleigh Showground.
Above is a picture of Maureen at Crufts 2019 presenting Cath from Blind Dog Rescue UK with a cheque for £950.
Above is a picture of Pat at Crufts 2019 presenting Pet Blood Bank with a cheque for £950.
Above is a picture of Eunice presenting Garbo with the cheque at Crufts 2020 for the money raised by BDTC
Below is the plaque and kind words from Garbo.
"Dear Eunice and all you wonderful members of the Billingshurst Dog Training Club.
We have put this plaque on one of the kennel doors. I do hope you will all be pleased and approve of the design.
What you have done for us in Val’s memory is amazing and wonderful.
Love and with gratitude, Garbo ."
Below are some letters from Medical Detection Dogs Fundraising Manager Frankie Hockham for money raised by BDTC IN 2017.
Below is a letter of thanks from GARBO'S GSD Rescue for the £400 donated to them from the surplus from 2016/2017 fundraising year.
Below is a letter of thanks from Blind Dog Rescue UK for the £950 raised by BDTC in 2018.
Below is a thankyou letter from Katrina Wilkinson, MD of Pet Blood UK for the £950 raised by BDTC in 2018.
Below is a thank you letter from Sheena Kennedy at Pets As Therapy for the £330 raised before BDTC sadly had to postpone all section activities due to Covid 19. We will be continueing to support this years charities Pets As Therapy and Battersea Dogs Home over the forthcoming year.
Below is a letter from Poppy Billinge (fundraising assistant) at Battersea for the £330 donation raised before the lockdown. We will continue to support both of this years charities over the forthcoming year.