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Fund Raising News:

  • New Charity Shops open in Newport and Shanklin - more details

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Charity Shops

We now have three Charity Shops for you!

Thanks to our fantastic volunteers and support of our customers, Ability Dogs 4 Young People now has three Charity Shops. Our original shop in Regent Street, Shanklin continues to stock interesting and varied items and it is joined over the road by our new shop occupying the old Auction House. In addition, we have a great new shop at 16 Pyle Street, Newport. All items have been donated for sale and all profits raised go to Ability Dogs 4 Young People - more details.

Forthcoming Events 2020

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Saturday 28th March, 10 am until 4 pm – M & S, Terminus Road, Cowes, PO31 7XS

M & S in Cowes have given us a couple of collection days at their store, this is the second. We will have our Ability Dog Puppies in training with us, so come and say hello to them whilst you shop.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Wednesday 1st April, 8 pm – Mermaid Bar Quiz, The Mermaid Bar at The Wishing Well, Pondwell, PO33 1PX

Fun Charity Quiz Night hosted by the Mermaid Gin team in aid of Ability Dogs 4 Young People and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Teams up to 6 people, Β£2 per person, questions starting at 8 pm.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Wednesday 1st April, 8 pm – Words, Music & Drama, Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport, PO30 5BD

Join us for an exclusive night full of variety in the run up to Spectrum, The Autism Festival. Special guests will perform comedy, live music and spoken word, before the premiere of β€˜The Mask’, an entertaining and engaging short play about autism, written for the festival, and featuring a show stealing performance by a four legged member of the Ability Dogs 4 Young People team!

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Saturday 4th April, 10 am until 4 pm – Jollyes, Newport, PO30 5BP

We will be in-store for a collection day on Saturday 4th April 2020. We will also have our Dog Mystery Boxes.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Saturday 11th April, time tbc – Sporting Bears Dream Rides, Fighting Cocks, Arreton, PO30 3AR

Come along and have an 8 mile, 20 minute passenger ride in what could be the car of your dreams! All money raised is in aid of Ability Dogs 4 Young People. We will be there too with our stand and some of our Ability Dog puppies in training.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Saturday 25th April, 10 am until 10 pm – Spectrum Festival, Cowes Enterprise College, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8HB

No matter what your age, disability or where you are on the autism spectrum, everyone is welcome to come along to be entertained and inspired by the activities and entertainment at this unique festival. We will be supporting the event with our stand.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Saturday 2nd May, 1 pm until 6 pm – Sandown and Shanklin Lions Swimarathon, Heights Swimming Pool, Broadway, Sandown, PO36 9ET

Raising money for Ability Dogs 4 Young People, Wight Brainy Bunch & Butterfly Bereavement Support. Also half of whatever your team raises through sponsorship will go to a charity of your own choice. A team consists of 6 people, who need to swim in relay for 55 minutes. We will be there to support all the swimmers too.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Saturday 16th May, time tbc – Mary Ellis Day, Sandown Airport, Scotchells Brook Lane, PO36 0JP

Over 100 vintage aircraft are due to converge on Sandown airport to commemorate Mary Ellis. We will be there to support the day with our stand and some of our Ability Dog puppies in training.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Sunday 17th May, all day – Hullabaloo, Sandown Bay, PO36 8QF

Last year’s Hullabaloo was great fun and we will be there again this year. It promises to be bigger and better than before. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/hullabalooiw/.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Monday 25th May, 12 noon until 4 pm – Special Olympics Fun Day, Shanklin County Ground, Green Lane, PO37 7EU

More information to follow.

** Cancelled - COVID-19 ** Sunday 7th June, 10 am until 4 pm – Open Day, Training Centre, Sandown Airport, Lake, PO36 0JP

A great opportunity to come and see our refurbished Training Centre! We will have a variety of stands, entertainment and, of course some of our Ability Dogs, Team Ability Dogs and puppies in training.

Friday 26th June, time tbc – St Catherine's School Fair, Ventnor, PO38 1TT

A fun time at St Catherine's and a chance to meet some of our Ability Dog puppies in training. We will have plenty of games for you to play on our stand.

Saturday 4th July, 7.15 pm – Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Medina Theatre, Newport, PO30 2EW

We are delighted that the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra have selected us as their charity for their 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons. Have a great evening and meet some our Ability Dog Puppies in training at the beginning, during the interval or at the end of the concert. For more information see www.iwso.co.uk.

Sunday 12th July, time tbc – Vectis Historic Vehicle Club Open Day, Arreton Barns, PO30 3AA

Come and see us on our stand and have a look at a variety of fantastic historic vehicles that will be on display.

Sunday 19th July, 10 am until 6 pm – Island Highland Gathering, Havenstreet Steam Railway, PO33 4DS

As well as visiting our stand, with games and puppies in training, you will be able to enjoy Scottish food and whisky tasting along with a display of Classic Cars.

Thursday 30th July, time tbc – St. Blasius Church Fete, PO37 6QY

Come and enjoy this wonderful church fete. Our stand will have lots of different games for you to play, along with puppies for you to meet.

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August, all day – Chale Show, Chale Showground, PO38 2JF

The Chale Show offers something for everyone. Grown from just a village show, this popular summer event now attracts thousands of people annually. We will be there with our stand and puppies to meet. For more information go to http://thechaleshow.co.uk/.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August, all day – Garlic Festival, Fighting Cocks Crossroads, Bathingbourne Lane, Sandown, PO36 0LU

The IOW Garlic Festival 2020 will be yet another great event. There will be lots of garlic, plus plenty of cookery demonstrations. There will also be plenty of different stands to visit, including ours.

Saturday 22nd August, time tbc – Pan Together Fete, Downside Community Field, Pan, Newport, PO30 2AX

More information to follow.

Sunday 30th August, 9 am until 5 pm (times tbc) – County Show, County Show Ground, Northwood, PO30 5TP

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August, 2 pm until 4.30 pm – Shalfleet Village Fete, Shalfleet Village Field, PO30 4NF

Come and see us on our stand at the Shalfleet Village Fete. As always, there will be lots to do for all the family.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September, all day – Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, PO30 3JS

We will be at the largest garden event on the Island with entertainment to suit all ages. We will have our stand and some of our Ability Dog puppies in training, as well as our 'Have a go Ability'.

Sunday 13th September, 10 am until 4 pm – Open Day Fair, Donkey Sanctuary, Wroxall, PO38 3AA

Join us at The Donkey Sanctuary for their Open Day Fair. Our stand will have lots of different games for you to play, along with puppies for you to meet. As always, there will be lots of fun for all the family.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September, all day – Sweetcorn Fair, Arreton Barns, PO30 3AA

We will be attending the Sweetcorn Fair this year. There’s live music, a real ale festival and everything sweetcorn related! We will have our stand with merchandise, games and puppies.

Sunday 4th October, time tbc – Harvest Festival, Donkey Sanctuary, Wroxall, PO38 3AA

We will be celebrating the Harvest at the Donkey Sanctuary. Our stand will have lots of different games for you to play, along with puppies for you to meet.

Saturday 22nd November, time tbc – Christmas Market, Donkey Sanctuary, Wroxall, PO38 3AA

Join us at The Donkey Sanctuary for their Christmas Market. We will have our stand with games and merchandise and of course puppies to meet.

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Ability Dogs 4 Young People IOW          Registered Charity No. 1154896                             Patron: Charlotte Corney

Training assistance dogs for disabled young people on the Isle of Wight