Exeter Dog Training Club does a small amount of fundraising every year at its Christmas Party and summer Barbecue and Fun Show. Details of the monies raised and the charities supported are set out below. Each year we support a charity nominated by members at the AGM. If you have a suggestion for a charity to support please speak to a member of the Committee. To find out more click on the logos to open the charity websites.
Our nominated charity for 2014/15 is the Dartmoor-based K9 Search Dogs who train bloodhounds specifically for tracking lost or missing dogs. Many dog owners know the worry of a dog escaping from their garden or
running off on a walk, and going missing, and have had to rely on
friends and family to search the area in the hope of finding their
missing pet. Now, for the first time in the UK, K9 Search Dogs are traning bloodhounds to track missing pets.
Many of our members met experienced search dog Forager and trainer Jaunty at the 2014 Christmas Party. For
more information pick up a leaflet or card from the table at Club on
Thursday evenings. Help maximise our support for this important work by
putting your spare change into the K9 Search Dogs collection box every
We raised £150 forDevon GSD Rescue, a small group of German Shepherd Dog enthusiasts and owners based in Devon
committed to the well-being and care of the breed, who rescue and re-home GSDs.
The charity's principle concern remains in Devon but as funds and
facilities permit they will try and help needy GSDs in the nearby counties. They are always looking for volunteers to help by fostering, fund
raising, homing and just generally supporting them locally.
2011/12 & 2013/14
Nowzad was established by Sergeant Pen Farthing whilst serving with the Royal Marines in the war torn Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2006. The charity assists serving soldiers to rescue a dog they have adopted during their tour of duty in Afghanistan. Its work has expanded to providing care and treatment for abandoned stray dogs, cats and donkeys, and promoting animal welfare in Afghanstan and Iraq. Pen's inspring work is described in his books "One Dog at a Time" and "No Place Like Home".
We raised over £300 including £175 at our Walk for Nowzad organised by then Assistant Secretary Alicia Forsyth. Author and Nowzad Charity founder Pen Farthing and his dogs joined Exeter Dog Training Club members for a walk along Exmouth beach on 2nd January. We were thrilled that Pen was able to attend our 2012 AGM to give a presentation about Nowzad's work.
Pictures courtesy of the Exmouth Journal
We raised £311.50 for the Cinnamon Trust, a charity which helps elderly people to keep their pets, and looks after them in the event of their death. We were keen to support the Cinnamon Trust following the sudden death of long term member Pat Endacott, and the difficulty experienced in finding homes for her dogs.
We donated £205 to "Pals with Paws" the Dogs for the Disabled Children's Project.