Holly Hedge May Newsletter
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Come along and enjoy the party atmosphere of the Victory Dance celebrating the end of World War 2 in aid of Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.

"The Thornbury Swing Band" shall be playing all the swingtime numbers to get you "In the Mood" and actors shall be mingling amongst you as larger-than-life characters from the war era.

So dust off your party clothes and come and enjoy the fabulous music and dancing. Civilian and military costumes from the era are encouraged, although not compulsory.

There will be a bar serving all the usual suspects, as well as a WI stall selling teas/coffees and homemade cake. 

There will be special guests, including Normandy Veteran Reg Charles and Michael Kelly, the author of "Just a Boy from Bristol".

Also included is a basic swing dance lesson at the beginning of the evening and there will be an old-fashioned sing-song during the interval.

Tickets are £12 each, if purchased in advance,which includes your very own ration bag, and can be purchased from Eventbrite, or by contacting Tania Long at or Ginny Matchwick at

Tickets will be £15 on the door on the night.
Some of our wonderful volunteers have arranged an online auction to raise money for us at Holly Hedge, and we would like to offer everyone the opportunity to bid on the wonderful items available.
The auction is being held on Facebook, and you will be able to see the items here: 
Please have a look at the pinned post to be able to browse the items. If you would like to bid, but are not a Facebook user, please email Ginny Matchwick and tell her the following:
The Lot Number/s of the item you wish to bid on
Your maximum bid amount for that Lot.
Ginny will then bid on your behalf (keeping it as low as possible for you), and will confirm your bid has been placed via email, and will also advise you via email if you are outbid. You can then decide if you want to up your maximum bid, and let her know.
If you are a Facebook user, please comment on the photograph of the Lot you wish to bid on.
We are very excited to once again be organising an amazing sponsored Newfoundland Dog Water Rescue event in Portishead Marina on Saturday 15th July 2017, working with The Newfound Friends team. Newfoundland dogs are as much at home in water as on dry land, these life-saving dogs are taking the plunge to support Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary. This is your chance to dive in and do your bit too – but be prepared to get wet as you experience for yourself what it’s like to be rescued by a 150lb hero. You can make a real difference to our work by taking part in this truly exhilarating, once in a lifetime event. All we ask is for you to pledge to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship money to take part. All proceeds will come back to helping the animals in our care.

To find out more or to register for a place and receive your fundraising pack, please contact Hannah on 01275 474 719, or email – please note that we have limited places for this event and will register
participants on a first come – first served basis. If you can’t take part in the event, then we’d love to have your support in the stands on the day!
Skip is at Holly Hedge due to a change in personal circumstances. He is used to small children but prefers calmer older children, plus he can be a bit protective over his ball because he loves it so much! Skip does have a Heart Murmur which currently needs no medication, and he still lives a full and happy life and will just need a check up every few years and should be exercised normally. Loving & loyal Skip would like a quiet home with lots of cuddles possibly with another calm dog.
If you would like to find out more about Skip then please contact us today!
This incredibly stunning girl is called Tia and she is just the sweetest cat you could meet. She has only just arrived with us and is settling in well. Tia came to us as she was really unhappy sharing with the other cats in the home. This means she will need to be the only pet in the house and preferably have no neighboring cats nearby. Tia will need daily grooming to keep her beautiful coat in tip top condition. If you think you’re the one for Tia, then please ask to meet her. 
If you would like to find out more about this lovely feline then please contact us today!
Click here to see more of our animals in need of loving homes
Saturday 13th May 2pm - The Lazy Dog's Got Talent

On Saturday 13th May the Lazy Dog are holding their second annual dog show 'Lazy Dog's Got Talent'
If you came last year you'll know your in for a treat!
It's £1 per entry per category per dog, all proceeds going to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.
The event includes Musical Dog Sits, Hot Dog eating contest, Hot Dog catching contest, Dog Show, Raffle, Stalls, Refreshments and Guest Judges.

To enter your dog into the dog show, please message them here on The Lazy Dog Facebook with the following details: 

Dogs Name
Dogs Picture
Your Dogs likes / dislikes 
A funny fact or story about your dog

£1 entry on the day but you have to be registered first to enter and please arrive before 2pm.
Run for Holly Hedge in the Bristol Half Marathon!

Please support Holly Hedge in the upcoming Great Bristol Half Marathon which will take place on 17th September 2017.

The most recent addition to the Great Run Series, the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989 and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a long-held tradition in the national running calendar. Over 10,000 runners every year make this a must do event with an atmosphere second to none.
Please email us to register or for more information.
A HUGE thank you!

We would like to say a HUGE heartfelt thank you to all of the staff, volunteers and supporters that have helped us over the last month.

Tiger at Cribbs Causeway raised an amazing £198.86 for us through their in store fundraising!

Young Enterprise students from 
Oasis Academy John Williams raised over £200 by running their own Holly Hedge stall and collecting funds and selling merchandise for us.

We are so thankful for their kindness and support to our sanctuary.
If you would like more information on ways you can support us please email us

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary Wild Country Lane Barrow Gurney Bristol BS48 3SE

Telephone: 01275 474719                         Email:

Registered Charity Number: 294606

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