For anybody planning to attend this year’s Suffolk Dog Day, on Sunday (29th July), the organisers have taken the very sensible decision to cancel it for this year due to concerns about ongoing high temperatures. Thank you to all concerned for putting our beloved dogs’ safety first and foremost. Here’s their message posted on social media:
“Dear Woofers, some really sad news about Suffolk Dog Day 2018. I’m afraid due to considerable concerns for everyone’s safety in these prolonged hot and dry conditions we have reached the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. This is the first time this has ever happened. We know you will understand that we always put you and your dogs safety first as we have today. Finally, just two things from us. Please please can you help us spread the word about this sad news and please do come and join us at Helmingham Hall next year for the best, biggest and safest Suffolk Dog Day ever. Thank you everyone and we look forward to seeing you and your gorgeous dogs very soon.”
WOW! What a fantastic night. 24 teams took part in our quiz night at Seckford Golf Club on Saturday evening. Our congratulations to the winners ‘Busy Bee’s’. Ticket sales, the raffle, find the greyhound and a game of heads and tails raised an amazing £1025.00! Thanks to Simon our Quiz Master and MC and his team for an enjoyable evening and to all who came along and supported us. Special thanks must go to Leigh and Veronica who worked so hard to put this event on for us. We are truly grateful to you all.
Felixstowe 26th December 2017 11am
Sea Road Felixstowe (Opposite Mannings amusements), Sea Road Felixstowe IP11 2DN
Our annual Boxing Day stroll along the sea front with sausage rolls and mince pies at the end. Can we beat last years fantastic total of 198 dogs?
All Breeds of dog are welcome on this walk.
Also available on our walk will be tickets for our quiz night at Seckford Golf Club on Saturday 10th March.
The ticket price of £15 per person includes a hot meal and £5 from the sale of every ticket will be donated to Greyhound Trust Suffolk. Please come along and support this event if you can, it will be our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Well, what a day we’ve had at the Suffolk Dog Day! Oliver was reserved, Force, Nick and Pearl had a great day out, we were inundated with visits from old and new friends, and there was a huge turnout for a parade of greyhounds to end the day. Thank you to all who visited – we hope you had as good a day as we did!
Check our facebook page for plenty more photos.
On Sunday, 30th July we will have a stall at the Suffolk Dog Day at Helmingham Hall. We are especially excited about the show this year, as greyhounds won a poll of the county’s favourite breed of dog, and there will be a parade of greyhounds in the main ring at 3:55. Please do come along and show off your gorgeous greyhounds, we’re sure it will be quite a sight!
Huge thanks to Chris Waters (seen here in his BBQ chef apron) for organising another golf day at Brett Vale Golf Club. Teams of four played golf during the day, followed by a BBQ and music back at the club in the evening. Swift Keith and Jenny, along with homed greyhounds Fox and Wolfie also went along to show how fabulous greyhounds are and enjoyed the sausages too.
A fantastic £3,600 was raised.
Calling golfers – there will be another golf day at Brett Vale Golf Club. Last year’s event raised well over £3,300 for Greyhound Homer Suffolk. For the non-golfers you can come along and support the entertainment – BBQ and disco – in the evening.
Kennel dogs Sonny and Mickey went to their first meet and greet on Saturday when they were taken to Manningtree market. They were well behaved considering they hadn’t been to a town before, met so many people all at once or met other breeds of dogs. They enjoyed all of the fuss and cuddles they received. Well done boys! Many thanks to Toni and Manningtree Chamber of Trade for allowing us to have a stall, to Stobbs Butchers for the massive boxes of bones and last but by no means least to everybody that stopped to say hello, made a donation or bought our merchandise. We hope to be back on the market later in the year.
A spectacular £850 was raised for Greyhound Homer Suffolk last night. Thanks to Kevin and Mandy for organising the event (for the sixth time!), Travellin’ Light for the entertainment, for everybody who donated raffle prizes and to everybody who came along. Hopefully a good time was had by all!
Kevin, Mandy (right) and Suzanne (left) – huge thanks from
all of us for your efforts.
Davey, Cracker and their kennel friend Beanie helped raise money for the East Anglian air ambulance on Sunday when they took part in an event held at Gt Glemham Hall. They completed a 5 mile walk around the beautiful estate and surrounding countryside before heading back to have a look around the various trade stands. They received lots of fuss from the organisers and other walkers and shared a jumbo hot dog and various treats. It was best friends Cracker and Beanie’s first event but old hand Davey with his show experience and his wonderful air of superiority soon taught them that slippery wooden bridges and steps were nothing to be afraid of. Well done to Davey, such a helpful boy.
Cracker proudly wearing his Please Adopt Me jacket
walking with his best friend Beanie.
Lining up with the organisers for a photo call.
Well not quite lined up are they!