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Thank you letter from Luna Animal Rescue

Luna Animal rescue would like to say Thank you for the very kind donation we received at your AGM. We were overwhelmed at the support we have received from Letchworth Dog Training Club in the past year.

We have decided as a charity that the funds you raised will be spent on one of our rescue dogs – Mia. Mia was abandoned in a pound in 2016 and was rescued by Luna. After a short while it became apparent that Mia was suffering from some established fear based aggression. Mia has been working on a one to one basis with a behaviourist to begin resolving her issues. Mia is still a way off being able to be rehomed, but with the funding you have provided we hope that we will achieve this soon.

Many Thanks once again from everyone at Luna Animal Rescue for your support.

Natalie Howe

Founder – Luna Animal Rescue

Agility: Chiltern Inter Club Match

13th November

Letchworth vs. BATS vs. Milton Keynes vs. Wellingborough

Organised by Wellingborough DTC.

The amount raised was £837.50, which will be donated to Agility Against Cancer.

Wellingborough hosted the Inter Club Agility Match at our training venue. We finished in second place with 140 points. Wellingborough won with 149 points, BATS were third with 127 with Milton Keynes scoring 51.

Thank you to those who helped at the Match.

BATS 127; LDTC 140; WDTC 149; MK 51
The final scoreboard
The victorious Wellingborough DTC team
The victorious Wellingborough DTC team

Agility: Chiltern Inter Club Match

Sunday 13th November 2016

at Mount Pleasant Equine Centre

Letchworth vs. BATS vs. Milton Keynes vs. Wellingborough

Organised by Wellingborough DTC.

All proceeds donated to Agility Against Cancer

Show opens at 8.00am – please arrive between 8.00am and 8.30am to help set up the equipment. Judging starts at 9.00am. Ring cards should be collected on the day.

InterClub Match Schedule and Entry Form

About an Agility Match

An Agility Match is a small scale show, where the entry is limited to the members of the participating clubs – in this case Letchworth, BATS, Milton Keynes and Wellingborough.

As with Kennel Club shows, dogs must be registered with the Kennel Club, although we accept pet names on the entry forms. A dog that holds an Agility Certificate is not eligible for a Match.

There will be two rings, agility and jumping. Classes are organised by grade, there being several classes for which each dog is eligible.

Dogs are awarded points for each result in their class; the winning club is the one with the highest points tally.

We are the current holders of the Inter Club shield.

2015 Charity

Our 2015 charity was the Willow Foundation, which organises special days for seriously ill 16 to 40-year-olds.

Find out more about what they do by clicking the logo below.

Willow logoAt our AGM on 15th February 2016, we presented Willow with a cheque for £2500 raised during the year through raffles, the show practice ring and quizzes.

Willow Donation
Willow receive a cheque for £2500 presented by Club Chairman Elaine Brennan (right)

2016 Charity

Luna Animal Rescue

Our 2016 charity will be Luna Animal Rescue.

Luna are based in Royston, Hertfordshire and work together to save dogs in UK pounds and from local people that need to re-home their pets for whatever reason. They are a voluntary non-profit organisation, with a non-destruct policy (they will not put down a healthy well-balanced animal). All dogs that are re-homed through Luna have a lifetime of rescue backup, whether it is behavioural issues or a change of circumstances they offer help and guidance. All their dogs are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, flea treated and vet checked.

Thank You from Canine Partners

The 2015 Chiltern Inter Club Agility Match, hosted by us on 31st October, between Letchworth, BATS and Wellingborough was in aid of Canine Partners. Proceeds of £1000 from entries and the raffle held on the day were donated to Canine Partners. Reproduced below is a thank you letter.

Dear Jo and Members

Donation to Canine Partners

On behalf of Canine Partners but especially the fundraising group based here in Bedford, I would like to say thank you so much for your most generous donation of £1000.00 which you gave to us before Christmas. Wow!! That is such an incredible amount for which we are so grateful. This amount of money will make a huge difference and will probably go towards the purchase of 2 new puppies to train and ultimately partner a disabled person, totally changing their lives! There are so many people with disabilities who would love an assistance dog but it all starts with the purchase and then training so thank you all so much for helping to start this process!

2015 has been an incredible year for us in Bedford, as with support such as yours, we have raised in excess of £3500.00, an incredible amount from just one small satellite, which is so rewarding for our hardworking team of volunteers!

As you may be aware, we receive no government funding and donations such as yours allows us to be able to carry out our life changing work. Training dogs to work with disabled people in wheelchairs does not only improve but so often completely transform people’s lives, giving them the opportunity to have a near normal life – something most of us take for granted!

Your fantastic contribution will help us train another puppy which will go on to partner a disabled person and help to make them smile again!

Thank you for your support and generosity.

Best wishes

Sheila Phillips
On behalf of the Bedford Fundraising Group

Visit to Cambridge Vet Hospital

Report by Fiona Hughes

Six members of the Club went along for the visit on Saturday 21st November at the kind invitation of the Vet School and we were treated to a fascinating behind the scenes tour. In the Reception area we saw the plaque marking the Club’s donation for the purchase of the stifle arthroscope.

We started in the X-ray department with the machines for both small and large animals, also the dummy X-ray machine were the students learn how to position Ikea stuffed animals so that various parts can be X-rayed!

In the Clinical Skills room the students have the chance to learn various skills including anaesthetising, theatre scrubbing-up, intubating and the suturing of fake skin – Sandra tried her hand at some fancy stitch work!

We visited the Cat and Dog wards (quiet as it was the weekend) and then the Equine unit (about to be updated).

We heard about some of the more unusual patients they have treated including a Bengal tiger which arrived under armed guard for surgery to remove a tumour. Also, the Piranha fish which required anaesthetising and was placed in a Tupperware container along with the anaesthetic solution.

To complete the visit we saw the new Radiotherapy machine that cost £3 million and the room which was specially built with 2.4m thick concrete walls to house it.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the opportunity to see behind the scenes.