HOW TO HELP OUR RESCUE DOGS AND RAISING SOME MUCH NEEDED CASH FOR THEM
On Monday 23rd March, we are launching our annual writing competition
to raise some funds for dog rescue.
With many having to self-isolate or keep away from school, I think this will be a perfect time
for people to write about their rescue dog.
A short story or piece of prose (500 words approx.)
To join in, we ask for a donation of £5 to the charity of your choice.
We are helping Give a Dog a Home (UK) and Phoenix Rehoming.
Here is how it will work:
Every-one is welcome to enter – you don’t need to have a rescue dog from one of these charities – simply choose which one you want to support and donate through their specific pages. The story entry should be sent to the respective email address.
There will be four competitions:
Two for Give a Dog a Home – one for children under 16 and one for adults.
Two for Phoenix Rehoming – one for children under 16 and one for adults.
Only one entry per person please.
Minimum of £5 per entry – donated by Just Giving to your chosen charity
Entries are to be made by email to a designated email address.
And should include your name, address, telephone number. Age if under 16 and your location.
We are pleased to offer the winners the chance to have a portrait drawn from a photograph of their rescue dog. This will be arranged after the winners have been announced.
There will be four prizes donated by Stuart Ashworth and The Walkabout Way.
The winner of each section will get a hand drawn portrait of their rescue dog – fully framed.
This will be drawn from a selection of photos sent to him once the four winners are announced.
I have three judges lined up to make the final decision.
Rachel Spencer, journalist and editor of the Paw Post
Steve Morrison, Owner of Homefield Dogs
Lucy Campbell, Owner of Hoe Cross Dog Park, Hambledon.
This starts on Monday 23rd March
CLOSING DATE: 7pm on 23rd April
We hope to announce the winners asap after this date.
Hope you like the idea – with so many things being cancelled, this is something you can all take part in.
Let us hear why you have the best rescue dog in the world!
Carol and Stuart