Willingham Feast Dog Show

The Willingham Feast Dog Show takes place at the Duke of Wellington garden, Sunday September 30th, starting at 10.30am

Entrants and sponsors sought!

Here are the plans for the inaugural Willingham Feast Dog Show, kindly hosted by Barry and Fran at the Duke:

The event will include a couple of agility/obstacle courses for fun plus a selection of shows from the following options:

  • Best Veteran – Any breed (7 years and over)
  • Best Rescue Dog – Any dog that has come from an animal shelter.
  • Most Appealing Eyes
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Best Trick
  • Best Brace – 2 dogs alike
  • Best Irish Brace – 2 dogs of different types
  • Best 6 legs – Dog and Owner
  • Best Junior Handler (agility/obstacle run)
  • Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home

Wood Green Animal Shelter will also be attending with their purpose-built events vehicle.

You can enter your dog now for these different categories on http://willinghamlife.org/dog-show-2018/. We will then see which categories are most popular and make the final selection accordingly.
A £5 fee per owner to participate in the show will be payable on the day. The agility/obstacle courses will cost an additional £1 per run. The Dog Show designated charity this year is, of course, Wood Green.

Updates will appear on willinghamlife.org and the Feast Programme will have all the details when it is posted through your door in mid-September.

Finally, we would love to hear from:

  • A dog agility club willing to put on a demonstration
  • People who would like to do some judging
  • Canine-appropriate stallholders wishing to set up on the day
  • Prize donors (dog food, treats, toys etc.)
  • Sponsors wishing/willing to be included on signage and in the Feast programme.

For further information, pop into the Duke of Wellington or contact:

Paul Knighton, p.knighton@runbox.com, 07787 530394

Sara Croft, sacroft52@aol.co.uk, 07850 346164

Frances and James Watts, tickers1969@gmail.com, 07780 610382 / 07879 817826

Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513

Willingham Feast

Willingham Action Group is once again focusing its efforts on organizing the Willingham Feast – primarily by coordinating other volunteer groups and organizations in the village as they do all the hard work!

The list of events: Jam Club (Social Club) Monday 24 Sept., Beer Festival (Social Club) Fri. 28/ Sat. 29 Sept., Dog Show (Duke of Wellington garden) Sun. 30 Sept., OldWillingham Slide Show (Baptist Church) Thurs. 4 Oct., Custard Comedy (Social Club) Fri. 5 Oct., Yard Sale Sat. 6 Oct., Wine Quiz and Live Music (Social Club) Sat. 6 Oct., Photography Display (Public Hall) and Art Display (Library) Sat. 6/Sun. 7 Oct., Tour of Church Wall Paintings (afternoon) and Joint Church Service (evening) at St. Mary’s and All Saints Sun. 7 Oct., Soul/Motown Disco (Social Club) Saturday 13 Oct. and Family Fancy Dress Disco (Ploughman Hall) Saturday 20 Oct.

For full details, go to

www. WillinghamLife.org

Contact: Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513

Arthur Rank House Hospice Charity – Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap will take a walk on the wild side this year, with the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology

Bridge the Gap charity walk sponsored by Cambridge Building Society, was launched at Emmanuel College last night. The College is one of six highlights which will be featured on the famed annual walk on Sunday 9 September.

In its 17th year, Bridge the Gap starts from Parker’s Piece and will additionally meander through Christ’s College, Sidney Sussex College, St Catharine’s College and Pembroke College as well as pausing for walkers to enjoy an eagerly anticipated opportunity to see inside the Museum of Zoology. The addition of this captivating museum will be a real highlight for walkers, as they stroll the route, with the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides also on hand throughout with further information about their stunning grounds and features.

Peter Burrows, Finance Director at Cambridge Building Society – which this year celebrates a decade of helping fund and organise the event – comments: “Bridge the Gap not only gives an opportunity to explore the Colleges, that those who live here might take for granted, but it raises much needed funds for two local charities whose valuable work really does make a difference to people’s lives.”

Neil Perry, Chief Executive of Romsey Mill, adds: “Every one of the 2000 walkers who takes part is helping others in a very real and practical sense: they are partnering with Romsey Mill and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, and helping us in our respective work to support people in our own communities who are going through some really tough times.”

Sign up at http://www.arhc.org.uk/BTG (online registration available until 1pm on Friday 7 September), call 01223 675888, or pick up a registration form in person from Romsey Mill (Hemingford Road, Cambridge), the Arthur Rank Hospice (adjacent to the Babraham Road Park & Ride) or any of the Charities’ shops.  Forms will also be available from The Cambridge Building Society branches across the county from August 2018.

Prices are £18 per adult, or £20 on the day. Children are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Groups of friends, families or work colleagues are also welcome and special rates of £15 per person within a group of 10 or more are available until Friday 7 September (for groups call Arthur Rank Hospice Charity on 01223 675888).