Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2017 – Saturday 10th June

*****Our 14th Show*****

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Thank you to everyone who supported our annual fun dog show on 10th June. The weather was perfect. Hopefully, everyone who came along had great day. We have raised just over £900 with proceeds going to our chosen local charities:

Sea Change Sailing Trust

and AA Dog Rescue

We have decided to hold next year’s show in September 2018 and the date will be published on our website and Facebook once confirmed, so keep looking!

Here are a few pictures from the show

Show Champion 2017 Max

Show Champion 2017 Max

Reserve Champion

Reserve Champion 2017

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AA Dog Rescue pups

AA Dog Rescue pups

Agility Stakes

Agility Stakes

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Hot Dog - cooling off!!

Hot Dog – cooling off!!


 

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We had great pleasure in handing over a cheque for £5,000 raised mostly from our RNLI 200 Club and wish to thank all members for your support.  We had a very generous donation from a friend of £1,250 for the row which helped us retain the trophy for the most money raised by any one boat. Thank you Terry.

The last photo shows John Rogers receiving his winning cheque in the annual Extra Big Oars Draw, the major prize in the 200 Club. Congratulations, John.

If you’d like to join our 200 Club please see details on our website.

RNLI 200 Club Christmas Draws – The Results

This is the big One! December sees not only the weekly draws and the quarterly Big Oars Draw, BUT also the Christmas Even Bigger Oars Draw!! This is our 6th year and will offer the biggest prize money since we began the club in 2012. Draws held on Saturday 17th December at The Jolly Sailor Christmas market.

The weekly prize for December: £38.50

No 67 – Allan Luck

No 107 – Geoffrey Clark

No 71 – George Little

No 44 – Paul Hindley

The Big Oars Draw:

1st prize – £196 Jane Staab (no 68)

2nd prize – £78  Judith Manley (no 72)

3rd prize – £60 Tim Madelin (no 176)

The Even Bigger Oars Draw:

1st prize – £392 John and Di Rogers (no 175)

2nd prize – £157 Doug Milstead (no 113)

With your support over this past year we shall, be donating £3,756 to the RNLI on 31st December at the Maldon Little Ship Club sponsored row.

If you want more details of how to join the RNLI 200 Club or are considering moving to a Standing Order arrangement, please click on the 200 Club Join pack below. The other link is a thank you poster for existing members.

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Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2016

Oars and Paws Fun Dog Show 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported our village fun dog show on Saturday 11th June. It was a fantastic day with our best turn out, being our 13th show. The weather was kind with the rain holding off until after we had finished packing away.

We had 95 dogs entered with record entries for each class. Overall, with everyone’s support we raised £1,167 for Row4aReason.

Our best in Show for 2016 is Isabel Patten and Nico, a 7 month old Crossbreed.

2016 Best in Show

Champion 2016 Best in Show

Reserve Champion 2016 Cocan Freeman and Dylan

Elliot Adams and Alfie

Elliot Adams and Alfie                              

Heybridge Parish Council Best Partnership – the Armitage Family and Scarlet, a 17 week old Red Fox Labrador

Please see our Gallery page for more photos of the show.

 

 

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'Strictly' before the race

‘Strictly’ before the race

Thanks to everyone who came along to Maldon Hythe Quay on Sunday 27th December to support this event and to cheer us on.

Fortunately, the strong winds we had been experiencing recently, abated for the race and it was a fairly smooth course. There was a great atmosphere being with so many rowing boats, kayaks, gigs and a paddle board on the water and to see so many spectators along the quay.

As usual we made a colourful splash with our ‘Strictly’ theme. Thanks to the support from the members of our RNLI 200 Club we handed over £3,750 and won the trophy for the boat which  raised the most sponsorship. We were the first women’s multiple crew to finish and were runners’ up in the fancy dress competition.

It was heartening to see so many people supporting this race and we’d like to thank John and Diana Rogers from the Maldon Little Ship Club for organising it and all those who helped make the event so successful.

We’re also grateful to the West Mersea lifeboat crew who came along in ‘Just George’. We couldn’t resist the invitation to pose on the life boat – after all we did help to fund it!

Strictly 'Just George'

Strictly ‘Just George’

Row4AReason Round Northey Island Row 2015

Thank you to everyone who came along to watch and cheer on the race on Saturday 26th September. We enjoyed near perfect weather conditions and had a great row round Northey Island.

This year our theme for Pirates of the Blackwater was the Pirates of Parliament and we had great fun deciding outfits with a play on different roles of office within Westminster which included a Spin Doctor, Permanent(ly) under Secretary in a State, Lord Privy Seal(t) and Chief Whip.

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Row4aReason charities this year include MacMillan Cancer Support, Action for Family Carers and First Responders.

 

Oars and Paws Dog Show 13th June 2015

Our fun dog show in aid of ROW4AREASON was held on Saturday 13th June 2015 in Daisy Meadow, Heybridge Basin.

Despite the weather starting out damp we had a great turnout.

This is our 12th year of running the show and it’s grown in popularity year on year to become one our village’s established annual events with the sole intention for everyone to have fun! Its other main aim is to raise valuable funds for the annual sponsored rowing race around Northey Island, organised by Row4AReason, which is to be held on 25th September.

There was a strong crowd with 59 dogs which were entered into  numerous classes totalling 194 entries.

The emphasis of this show is FUN for all the family, with child handlers being actively encouraged.

The judges this year were Carole and Keith Lawson and Peggy and Dave Howard.

During the interval the Burnham Collaborators Flyball Team gave an insight into this exciting sport.

The results were:

Best in Show – Charlotte Maynard and Reuben, Reserve Best in Show Master Wood and Tia.

Best in Show and Reserve

 

 

 

 

The Best Partnership – awarded by the Heybridge Parish Council to Steve Sumner and Bella. Best Partnership

 

 

 

Class 1 Prettiest Bitch – Madda and Mark Osbourne

Class 2 Most Handsome Dog – Archie and Diane Smith

Class 3 Most Appealling Eyes – Jarvis and Sue Wadwell

Class 4 Best Condition – Rueben and Charlotte Maynard

Class 5 Fastest Sausage Eater – Jambo and Daryl Flint

Class 6 K9 Kids – Harvey and Tadhg Leeson-King

Class 7 Perkiest Pensioner – Cookie and Vanessa Mallow

Class 8 Agility Stakes – Zebbie and Nina Gibson

Class 9 Dog Judges would most like to take home – Reuben – Charlotte Maynard

The amount we raised was just over £850.00!! The monies coming from entry fees for classes and the agility arena, the refreshment tent (hot dogs and home made cakes), home made dog biscuits and home made crafts. We also had two smaller competitions, Guess How Many Dog Biscuits in the jar and Name the Cuddly Toy. This a free entrance event and we’d like to thank those people who very kindly put donations into our bucket.

The team and all their loyal helpers, work so very hard for these few hours of fun. Heartfelt thanks to all.