Counting down…..

May 17th so less than two months to the EFG Companion Show in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf (and the Glen of Imaal get together the day after). Wagg Dog Food have confirmed they will be sponsoring  the classes and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust have also provided prizes. One person who won’t be able to attend on the day has already had her own fund-raising stall and raised £60.00-applause for Sue Barnes!

For the file, folks.

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust were (obviously) contacted regarding the conclusion of the magnificent effort of fund matching done by everybody. The reply is below
Making a difference for dogs
Patron: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

19 September 2011

Dear Mrs Rogers,

At their recent meeting, the Trustees of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust discussed your letter regarding the £1,500 remaining in your funds in relation to the PRA project in the Glen of Imaal Terrier, which was initially supported by the Trust in 2007.

The Trustees agreed that these funds do not need to be returned, and can be used towards the prospect of Bio-banking or any Health Project decided upon.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Townsend

Chairman of Trustees

It’s a wrap!!!!!!

Yep, you read that correctly. The pennies have been retreived from beneath the table, the final pots emptied, the last bits of paper included and it can be finally said……yes, Yes, YES! Five years ago the EFG people took a huge gamble and, in a submission to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, pledged to match any monies donated to the Glen of Imaal Terrier PRA DNA Fund within five years. Four years ago it all started and now, with one year “to spare” it’s ended WITH A RESULT!!

The torrential rain at the Companion Show and FUNd Day meant only about half was raised there compared to what has come in the previous years but other sources, plus the success of past events, means WE DID IT!!

All that can be said is thank you to a group of people that, without any official backing, proved that their word was good and they believed. Thank you for the time. Thank you for the effort. Thank you for the donations in memory of beloved dogs and thank you for keeping the Pennies for PRA pots. Thank you for bidding on ebay. Thank you for crossing the country. Thank you all for being you and remaining convinced and supporting when others just seemed to want us to fail. We’re off for a well deserved lie-down now and will be back on the 15th.

But before we go this is for all of us

Busy in the evening….

If you are busy in the evening and haven’t got a hard-drive to record Crufts coverage on More 4 it can be seen during the day.  runs live during the day and there are regular updates via Twitter and Facebook.

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust have done their bit for Glen of Imaal Terriers over the years so have a look at their first ebay auction (It has been pointed out to them that the collars don’t have any lengths on them so hopefully that will be altered)

Thank you AGAIN!


It’s done and dusted. The 3rd Glen of Imaal Terrier PRa FUNd Raising Event is now part of the history books. Was it a success? The English Springer that came from Cleethorpes to take Best In Show thought so. The winners of the various competitions certainly did. The people who packed their cars and came from Scotland, Mid Wales and the South Coast didn’t speak too badly about us. The lady who came all the way from Chester-Le-Street just for an eye test & then stood outside afterwards looking at everything going on took the time to find somebody to say it all looked fabulous and words have already arrived from people who weren’t there saying the grapevine is already speaking on how good it was so, yes, it was a success. C’mon, how can anything that has the Battle of Britain Flight do a fly over not be?

And the million dollar question of “did we meet our pledge?” Early count ups say yes. The EFG said it would match the Kennel Club Charitable Trust Grant of £5,000 in five years and we are still on track!!!

It couldn’t be done without you. It’s your time, effort and assistance that makes us good so give yourselves a hearty round of applause!

Number crunching…

The bags, tins and baskets have been emptied. The stacks counted and recounted. The figures in the lists totted up again and it has been decided that the socks can go back on and the calculator put away. The 2009 PRA Fund Raising Event for money towards the investigation of the “duff” gene in Glen of Imaal Terriers has raised over £1200!!! This means that the pledge given-the £5000 donated by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust would be matched penny for penny in five years-is still on target.