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Ability Dogs
4 Young People

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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 2019

Sunday 2nd June, 10 am until 4 pm - Open Day, Training Centre, Sandown Airport, Lake, PO37 0JP

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Please come and join us at our fabulous Open Day to find out more about our Charity. There will be demonstrations throughout the day showing how Ability Dogs can help disabled young people and children. There will also be demonstration puppies classes; "Here come the puppies!" As usual, we have invited other charities along, so there will be plenty of stalls, games, childrens entertainment, food, drink and more.

Sunday 2nd June - Cowes RNLI Guild Big Lunch, Northwood House, Cowes

More details coming soon.

Wednesday 5th June, 8 pm - Mermaid Bar Quiz, Mermaid Bar, Nettlestone

Last quiz of the season (new season starts in November); 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, £2 per person, questions starting at 8 pm.

Sunday 9th June, 10 am until 4 pm - IOW Disability Football Festival, Sandown Sports Centre

The first Pan Disability Football Festival, organised by the Caulkhead Strollers WFC Pan Disability Football Club is taking place at Sandown Sports Centre on Sunday. There will be lots of teams taking part and plenty of entertainment for all. We will be there too, supporting this inaugural event.

Friday 21st June, 2.45 pm until 5 pm - School Fair, Broadlea Primary School, Lake

This was great fun last year and we will be back supporting it this year. Lots of entertainment and activities for the family to enjoy.

Sunday 23rd June, 11 am until 4 pm - Vectis Historical Vehicles Open Day, Arreton Barns

Come and see us and a variety of fantastic historic vehicles including Armstrong Siddeley, Aston Martin, Bristol, Jaguar, Lea Francis, MG, Rolls Royce, Talbot, Triumph, and Wolseley, dating from 1914 to the 1980's.

Friday 28th June, 12.30 pm until 2 pm - St Catherine's School Fair, Ventnor, PO38 1TT

A fun afternoon 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.

Friday 28th June, 3 pm until 5 pm - Hunnyhill Primary School Fair, Newport, PO30 5SH

If you can't make it to St Catherine's, why not come and see us on our stand at Hunnyhill?

Saturday 29th June, 12 pm until 4 pm - Sandown & Lake YFC End of Season Fun Day, PO36 9EG

This end of season Fun Day will have music, entertainment and activities for everyone to take part in. We will be there with plenty of games on our stand to suit all ages.

Sunday 30th June, 9 am until 5 pm - County Show, County Show Ground, Northwood, PO30 5TP

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This year's County Show takes place on Sunday 30 June 2019. There are lots of exciting events. You can get up close, meet the animals and the action lasts all day. It is a fantastic day out for all the family, combining entertainment and fun with the opportunity to enjoy many aspects of Island country life and farming. This is the show where cattle, sheep and poultry come first with animals are at the heart of the show. Come and see the best of the Island's farm animals: cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. There will be gun dog and falconry displays and horses galore.

Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW stands can be found next to the Dog Show and in the Village Green area. The traditional village green is the perfect place to relax, have a cream tea, enjoy the traditional side stalls and attractions, and, of course, meet some of our Ability Dog puppies...

Sunday 30th June, from 11.30 am - Companion Dog Show, North Bersted Community Centre, Chalcraft Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 5UB

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In support of Ability Dogs 4 Young People. Sponsored by THW Landscape Construction.

Judging starts at 1-00 pm. Entries taken from 11-30 am, entry £2-00 per dog/class 1st entry and £1-50 each subsequent dog. All Classes, Breed, Obedience and Novelty also Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award and Rally Level 1.

Many stalls, refreshments, raffle and much more. Free admission and car parking.

Further details contact Kim on 07795180293 or visit http://www.bognordogclub.org.uk.

Saturday 13th July, 1 pm until 4 pm - Everycare Summer Event, Wootton Community Centre

More family fun awaits at this Summer Event. We will be there with great games and some of our puppies in training. We will also be putting on a demo, so you can see just how our Ability Dogs are trained to help disabled young people and children.

Sunday 14th July, noon until 6 pm - Musical Family Fun Day, Arreton Barns

Another great Challenge and Adventure event that we will be attending. With a variety of stands and activities available for children of all ages it will be a great day out for everyone.

Sunday 21st July, 11 am until 5 pm - Ventnor Cricket Fair, Ventnor Cricket Ground

Come and enjoy Sunday at Ventnor Cricket Club, where our stand will have lots of different games for you to play, along with puppies for you to meet.

Sunday 21st July - Island Highland Gathering, Challenge & Adventure, Northwood

To be confirmed.

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th July, 10 am until 3 pm - Horse Trials, Dog Show & Have a Go Agility, Osborne House

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Come and see some of the world's top riders compete at Osborne House. This is the second event here on the Island and there will be lots of equestrian action, victorian funfair, dog agility and show, array of local and national brands showcasing their products.

Like last year, we will be running the 'Have a Go Agility' and the 'Fun Dog Show' each day, and all the money raised from these activities will be donated to Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW. Come along and find us on the lawn in front of Osborne House itself. More details later.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July, 11 am until 5 pm - Daisy Chains Heroes Fair, Brading Roman Villa

There will be loads of characters to meet, a full arena of entertainment, stalls, food stands, rides and more. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/342988253208894/ for more information. We will be there, so come and meet your heroes.

Thursday 1st August, afternoon - The Needles

Come to The Needles for a non-stop party of games, live music and street entertainment, with a spectacular pyrotechnic finale lighting up the skies. We will be there with our stand and some of our Ability Dog puppies in training.

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August, all day - Chale Show, Chale Showground

The Chale Show offers something for everyone. Grown from just a village show, this popular summer event now attracts thousands of people annually. Children Under 16 are free and adults and seniors £10. We will be there with our stand and puppies to meet. For more information go to http://thechaleshow.co.uk/.

Sunday 11th August, 10 am until 5 pm - Jaguar Car Show, Sandown Airport, PO36 0JP

Come and see hundreds of cars plus lots of stands, including our own, with games, merchandise and puppies. There's plenty of entertainment and activities for children.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August, all day - Garlic Festival Fighting Cocks Crossroads, Bathingbourne Lane, Sandown

The IOW Garlic Festival 2019 promises to be one of the most incredible yet. There will be lots of garlic, plus plenty of cookery demonstrations. You can even try some garlic fudge! There will also be plenty of different stands to visit, including ours.

Sunday 25th August, 12 noon until 4 pm - Shanklin CC Fete, Shanklin Cricket Ground

Another great family day out and a chance to support us and meet some of our Ability Dog puppies in training. We will have plenty of games for you to play on our stand.

Monday 26th August, 2 pm until 4.30 pm - Shalfleet Fete, Shalfleet Village Field

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

Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September, 10 am until 5 pm - Garden Fair, Wolverton Manor

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This year's Garden Fair at Wolverton Manor is celebrating it's 20th Year! There will be over 140 amazing Island & mainland nurseries, garden & craft stalls. Classic cars, elizabethan dancing, dog agility displays & shows. Tractors, military vehicles, vintage amusements, airsoft shooting, falconry, kayaking around the moat, climbing wall, woodcarvers and lots more!

We will be there in the midst of things with our stand and our 'Wolverton Special' Bottle Tombola raising money for Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW. On the top field we will also be giving demonstrations showing how Ability Dogs can help disabled young people and children. Do come along and say hello.

Funds raised by the Wolverton Manor Garden Fair go to Age UK and stay on the Island to support local older people to live happy, healthy and connected lives. For more information including advanced tickets, visit the website at https://gardenfair.org.uk/

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September, all day - Sweetcorn Fair, Arreton Barns, PO30 3AA

We will again 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.

Wednesday 6th November, 8 pm - Mermaid Bar Quiz, Mermaid Bar, Nettlestone

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Another fun Charity Quiz Night hosted by the Mermaid Gin team in aid of Ability Dogs 4 Young People and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Amulance. Teams up to 6 people, £2 per person with questions starting at 8 pm. Our Ability Dog puppies in training will be there to cheer you on, so do come along to the Mermaid Bar which is a perfect venue to enjoy a hand crafted gin and is located in the pretty village of Pondwell. Mermaid gin is smooth and refreshing with a citrus zing, deep round mouth feel, long finish with a hint of sea air.

Wednesday 4th December, 8 pm - Mermaid Bar Quiz, Mermaid Bar, Nettlestone

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

Saturday 14th December, time tbc - Christmas Market, Donkey Sanctuary, Ventnor

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