The Pet Show 2013 is the largest of its kind with indoor and outdoor arenas showcasing the best in animal displays, pet related features, products, care and advice. A fun day out for the whole family, you won't be short of things to see and do with 100's of attractions including live demonstrations, have a go activities, creative workshops, 100's of animals to meet, trade stands and educational presentations. With six zones dedicated to a variety of animals, this show is a must see for pet lovers of all ages.
Wild About Animals • 9th October 2013 • Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Tickets on sale now at www.atgtickets.com
Andy Rouse is multi-award winning professional wildlife photographer and conservationist who is a larger than life character. His Wild About Animals tour showcases his latest work from around the world and the UK. Great pictures, funny anecdotes, irreverent chat, toe tapping music, it's all in his action packed show, which is suitable for photographers and animal lovers alike.
It's a great night out and on the 9th October he will be doing a special fundraiser for Medical Detection Dogs, which is his official charity for 2013. All proceeds from the ticket sales from the night will be donated towards buying and training two Medical Detection Dogs puppies, Yoda and Dai, to be used as alert and bio- detection dogs. In addition there will be a special fundraising raffle with some great prizes.
For more information on Andy please visit www.andyrouse.co.uk
Waitrose have chosen Medical Detection Dogs as one of their LOCAL GOOD CAUSES which will be nominated by the charities for by Waitrose customers in Buckingham
Every month - every Waitrose branch has £1000 which it divides between 3 local organisations.
At the checkout customers are given a green token and on the way out they can vote with their green token and put it into one of 3 Community Matters boxes (hopefully Medical Detection Dog's box).
From May 1st to May 31st you can vote for Medical Detection Dogs at Waitrose Buckingham.
A team at The Open University is designing dog-friendly technologies which will help animals and people to work together in their homes.
Read more at www.open.ac.uk/research/main/news/technology-for-dogs-assist-humans-home
A big thank you to Russ Evans for raising money and awareness for us on April 20 & 21 in the Preston area, he had around 100 people attending and raised over £1100. He has chosen us as charity of the year and will be doing more fundraising for us. Audrey Davies was there both days and did a talk and Carolyn and Simba also went, all did an excellent job at representing us.
Walk it, jog it, run it for Medical Detection Dogs
New for 2013...
Whether Challengers walk it or run it, tackle 100KM or 50KM – Medical Detection Dogs could be one of the beneficiaries! Testing stamina & fitness, this challenge is fully inclusive and you will be supported all the way. The ultimate 100km route to Sheffield, a tough endurance walk within 24 hours or an Ultra Marathon run in under 15hrs. Or challengers can take on the 50KM ‘Marathon Plus’ distance from Manchester to Penistone, as either a walk
or run! Taking place: 22 – 23 June 2013.
For more information please visit www.transpenninechallenge.com
Thames Path Challenge - the London 2 Brighton Challenge sister event, which in its first year recruited 1500 challengers and 1,400 took on either the 100KM walk or the 50KM option, from Putney to Henley-on-Thames, via Runneyemede.
New for 2013 - The official running element is a new addition. Challengers can either run the full 100KM route - a very tough ultra-marathon run with a target time in under 15hrs! Or a 50KM ‘Marathon Plus Run’ day-time or night-time in a target time of 7hrs. Taking place: 14 – 15 September 2013.
For more information please visit www.thamespathchallenge.com
We would be very grateful for any of these items.
• Small cones for dog training • Box clickers for dog training • Agility equipment • Dog crates • Blackout blinds 94cm width by 107cm drop • Small fridge • Car mats • Baby stair gates • Dog toys • Old towels • Large hole puncher • Large stapler • Plain printing paper for our printer • Envelopes • Gazebo • Ink cartridges for a HP940 • Plain lino for our training room 15ft x 15ft.
If you think you can help please call 01296 655888 or email: email@example.com
Please note if you are attending the All About Dogs Show at Newbury or Newark, DockDogs will have a collection point for any item's your wish to donate for Medical Detection Dogs , they will also have some collection tins for any lose change you wish to put in.
Thank you to everyone at Winslow Scout Group for their generous donation of over £30. Milo, one of our fundraising dogs along with his owner Adrian visited the group to let them know about the work of Medical Detection Dogs and really enjoyed meeting all the Scouts.
Dr Claire Guest tells Jake Wallis Simons that it is thanks to her Labrador Daisy that she is still here today.
Read article in The Telegraph >>
A day to remember
Wednesday 20 February 2013. A proud day for the charity as Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall visits Medical Detection Dogs. Tails wag and noses twitch with excitement as Medical Detection Dogs of all shapes, sizes and shades gather with their owners alongside the charity’s staff, patrons, trustees, sponsors and volunteers for this momentous occasion.
The Duchess unveiled a commemorative plaque, a red Medical Detection Dogs dog coat substituting for the more traditional velvet curtain, then said a few appropriate and obviously heartfelt words: “I am incredibly impressed and staggered by the work that is done here, you can read about these things but you have to be able to see it to believe it. More people should know about it, congratulations to you all.”
We had another successful year at NEC Birmingham with our ambassador Lesley Nicol visiting the stand on Thursday signing autographs. We also featured on More 4 Crufts coverage with a live interview by presenter Claire Balding chatting to Claire Guest and Rob Harris.
Many thanks to all staff and volunteers who helped fundraise and spread awareness of our charity over the four days.
Medical Detection Dogs are now one of Ecosystems charity partners. We hope to raise lots of much-needed funds to help our valuable work over the coming months. If you have any unwanted clothes please just click below and visit the Medical Detection Dogs page on the Charity Ecosytem and request a collection bag. Charity Ecosystem will collect your donation of clothing on a day of your choice all free of charge.
We need your stamps!!
Please collect your used stamps and help us to raise valuable funds
Stamps are worth about £6.00 per kilo so can make a BIG difference to our fundraising. Please just tear them from envelopes that come in the post. Leave your stamps on their original envelopes but trim them to leave about 1 cm paper around each one. The face value of the stamp doesn't matter, they are all worth something.
Please send your stamps to the following address:
Medical Detection Dogs, Used Stamp Appeal, Fords Farm, HORSEY, Norfolk NR29 4EP
Individuals, companies, Universities, Colleges, Schools please recycle and help us raise much need funds.By donating your old inkjet, laser cartridges and old mobile phones you can make a BIG difference and help us train more dogs that will save lives
For your freepost donation bags please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking for Recycle Co-ordinators across the UK to help distribute posters and encourage charity recycle support in your area
For further information please contact:
Pam Jones Volunteer Co-ordinator email@example.com
or telephone 01296 655888
Can you help?
We really would like lots of toys for our puppies and dogs in training. Ones that are really useful are tuggies, balls and Kongs. We also need puppy collars and dog crates. If you can help please let us know.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01296 655888
We now have two new regional support groups based in the New Forest and Worcester
Whether you can spare an hour or two to help at the odd event, give time to help raise charity awarness, have ideas for fundraising or are happy to give presentations to groups or schools please let us know.
For further information or to get involved with either our New Forest or Worcester Support Groups please contact:
We urgently need short and long term puppy/dog fosterers in the Shefford/ Biggleswade area of Bedfordshire.
Please call 01296 655888 or email: email@example.com