Courteenhall Church fete to support the Dogs of Ukraine Appeal

7th Jun 2022

On Saturday 11th June from 1pm – 4pm, The Courteenhall Estate will play host to the bi-annual church fete, raising money for the church of St Peter and St Paul at Courteenhall.

In addition, a collection of pet supplies for dogs will take place for the upcoming humanitarian mission to Ukraine, coordinated by Sara Homer, CEO of Brackmills BID in conjunction with Goodwill Solutions.

Sara commented that ‘After just having returned from delivering much needed medical and food supplies, clothes and shoes to the Ukraine, we are now involved with some ex-Military personnel who are in the process of setting up a quarantine / dog sanctuary for the many dogs that have either sadly lost their owners due to the war or have lost their owners due them having been moved out to different countries as a refugee. Their aim is to reunite them to their owners or, failing that, safely rehoming them with a new family. For this to happen they will be working with military dog handlers and vets that are involved in dealing with traumatised animals usually relating to terrible events like war, hurricanes and other disasters.

Donation required as follows:

·        Dry Dog Food

·        Tinned Dog Food                                                                    

·        Leads/collars

·        Dog toys

·        Towels

·        Blankets

·        Dog bowls for food and water

·        Dog coats

·        Dog crates

Any donations of this sort would be very much appreciated. Please bring along to the fete at Courteenhall, where you can make your donation or contact Sara Homer: or 07891016896

During the afternoon, there will be an opportunity to explore the parkland and gardens at Courteenhall, for children to enter their dog into the dog show, enjoy food and drink from local producers and take in the music from a glorious brass band. In addition, there will be stalls aplenty and a children’s area with a bouncy castle and games.

 As it’s also Open Farm weekend ( , there will be the chance to take a tractor and trailer ride around the estate to see the Traditional Hereford Cattle, environmental stewardship areas and crops, with expert commentary on what is being achieved across the farm and parkland at Courteenhall.

Church Fete committee chairman Anna Wake said ‘Come along for an afternoon of fun for all the family. There will be many traditional stalls to visit including a tombola, raffle, plant stall, cakes and pre loved items to buy, as well as the opportunity to explore the parkland and gardens. We aim to raise much needed funds for the parish church and support the Dogs for Ukraine appeal too - we hope you can join us!’

Please note that attendance is at your own risk. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on leads.

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