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Advance Notice: “Barks at St Mark’s” Saturday 8th December 2012 at 2.30pm

A Christmas Carol Service of a special kind:

"Barks at St Marks"

“Barks at St Marks”

Barks at St Mark’s” will be held this coming Saturday the 8th December 2012 at 2.30pm at St Mark’s Church, Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5LT.

This yearly event is organised by the Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Wealden Branch of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, where Guide dogs – past, present and future – are welcome too, but not other dogs please!

This year Flautist Angela Purll, who is blind, will be performing with an organ accompanying her

After a retiring collection, in aid of the Guide Dogs charity, mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the church hall.

No tickets are needed. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Pet Photography Session

A relative bought the Gift Certificate as a birthday surprise for a lovely couple. They have been raising Golden Retriever from puppy stage to then become Guide dogs for the Blind or Canine Partner depending on the dogs’ temperament.

Angel has been with this family for just over 18 months and as it is now time for her to become an assistance dog, their owners wanted to keep some nice portraits to remember her by. I am sure the resulting images will be cherished in the years to come.

Pet Photography Session

No barking to be heard during “Barks at St Mark’s”

I felt very privileged to attend the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Christmas Carol at St Mark’s Church in Tunbridge Wells last week.

Seeing so many dogs in Church was just amazing. Being guide dogs, I expected the dogs to be very well behaved and they were all fantastic. To be honest though, I did expect at least one dog to “woof” at some point during the service. You can imagine my surprise, when I did not even hear one single dog bark. I am still really impressed!

The service was wonderful, especially the fantastic singing of Marylin Baker and the trumpet sonata performed by Tony Colwell.

Pennie

“Barks at St Mark’s”

A Christmas Carol Service of a special kind: Guide dogs for the Blind
Barks at St Mark’s” will be held this coming Saturday the 3rd December 2011 at 2.30pm at St Mark’s Church, Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5LT.

This yearly event is organised by the Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Wealden Branch of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, where Guide dogs – past, present and future – are welcome too, but not other dogs please!

Marilyn Baker (www.mbm-ministries.org) will be speaking and singing. She will also bring her guide dog ‘Penny’

After the service mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the church hall.

For more details please ring Gilly Halcrow on 01892-770607 (Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Wealden Branch of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. – Charity number 209617, Tunbridge Wells)

No tickets are needed. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Go Walkies – Dunorlan Park – 26th June 2011 – Supporting Guide Dogs For the Blind

Go Walkies is a nationwide series of events to get the whole country involved in raising vital funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. It is the only national event of its kind where the dog, rather than the owner is sponsored to take part. Join in on Sunday 26 June in Dunorlan Park for the FIRST Tunbridge Wells event – 10.30am check in for 11am walk.
There will be a 1 mile walk for pups and older canines, plus a longer walk for the more able. 2011 is Guide Dogs 80th Birthday. Please help to celebrate and make the first Tunbridge Wells event a successful contribution to the work of this valuable charity. Go to http://www.gowalkies.org.uk/ to register to take part and download your sponsorship form.

Guide Dog for the blind photo of their stall