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Petpals Newsletter -August



                                                            We're Back!
But in a new format - so that sending out the newsletter is more reliable (we hope!) As we have been making use of the Social Site (thanks to those who became members) we haven't been publishing the official newsletter. The last one came out in March.
However - due to popular demand (and also because the providers of the Social Site want $240 to keep it going) we are back with the newsletter! There is much to cram in for this Edition - including the old favourites - like the Last Sunday Walk venue so read on ...

 This Months Announcements -
This Sunday 15th August from 11am until 4pm
Fun Dog Show and Family Day  at The Marsh (close to Moonfleet Bowls) Knightsdale Road, Weymouth DT4 0HS in aid of the Proctection of Markham & Little Francis sponsored by Larkin Windows call 01305 775553 for more details

The Buckham Fair is back for I think the 3rd year on Martin Clunes grounds on Sunday 22nd August

There is a Dog Talent Show at this years Dorset County Show in early September 

Also, very important news... 
Dog Walk for Wessex Heartbeat
(dog not required!)
Abbotsbury to Burton Bradstock
3pm Sunday 19th September 2010
P O Box 270, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6GE
Registered Charity No. 1116510
Pam (see below) is taking part in this event and would welcome your sponsorship in aid of Wessex Heartbeat, which has so far raised over £11 million to support the work of the Wessex Cardiac Centre at Southampton General Hospital.
Local Publican takes up Kilimanjaro challenge to raise funds for
Wessex Heartbeat
Sponsor Pam at

Publican Pam Middlemast is facing the 2nd challenge of a lifetime as she gears up to attempt the Kilimanjaro Summit Challenge. Having completed the Everest Challenge in 2008 Pam has decided it is time to do it all again.

Pam, 51 is usually seen pulling pints in her pub, The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock, but in February 2011 she will be attempting Kilimanjaro to raise money for Wessex Heartbeat. In 2009 Pam’s husband Paul underwent a life saving triple bypass operation at Southampton Hospital.
“Wessex Heartbeat provided us with valuable support during this difficult time, and I would like to give something back as a way of thanking them.”
Pam hopes to raise in excess of £2500 for the charity and is organising a number of events over the next year. She has already raised over £500 selling merchandise and running a quiz at The Three Horseshoes.

You can sponsor Pam by visiting her online fundraising page on
. You can pay by credit or debit card, and the money will go directly to Wessex Heartbeat. Where supporters are UK taxpayers, the charity will automatically receive 28% extra in Gift Aid, which makes Justgiving the most efficient way of sponsoring Pam.

The Rotary Club of Brit Valley invites your participation in their annual
"Jurassic Walk" on Sunday 26th September
starting at the Salt House in West Bay at 10. a.m. 
Full details can be found at There is no need to pre-register, just turn up, sign-in and off you go. The courses are marshalled and refreshments are available at the Salt House on return.  
All day parking at West Bay is £1 if you use the main car park on entry to West Bay or at the Station Yard car park
Folks as this is the Last Sunday in September we'll tag along for the Petpals Last Sunday Walk for September like last year!!

This months Last Sunday Walk takes place over the Bank Holiday Weekend. So meet up on:
 Sunday 29th August at 10:15am for a prompt start at 10:30
at Hardy's Cottage Car Park near Higher Bockhampton -
(Follow the Brown Signs for Hardy's cottage from Kingston Maurward Roundabout at the top of Dorchester). Please let us know you're coming

 Any news, views etc get in touch
All the best from Matt, Maria & The Petpals Team