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We always need good quality prizes suitable for raffles and tombolas. You can either drop them off at the sanctuary or the Tea Rooms. Thank you.  We also need volunteers to help raise vital funds for the sanctuary. Can you help at our events or could you start a fundraising group in your area? Please ring us on 01303 862622 or email

We also need volunteers to run quizzes for us at the Tea Rooms and experienced home checkers for all areas.

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Garage Sale, Saturday 27th May.  10am-3pm at The Lord Whisky Tea Rooms, Rhodes Minnis CT4 6XY.  Lots of bargains.

8th Annual Cyclo-sportive, Bank Holiday Monday 29th May.  Entries for the Lord Whisky Cyclo Sportive are now open and you can download the entry form here.  Entry costs £20 in advance or £25 on the day with a limit of 350 riders.  You can choose from two testing 50 or 72 mile routes, which are fully signed and on the quiet roads of the Kent Downs and the Romney Marsh. There is a feed station on route and a broom wagon. Tea, coffee and cake is available all day at the Sanctuary and a post ride BBQ. All finishers will receive a commemorative mug. For more information e-mail

Dog & Owners Fun Day & Boot Fair, Saturday 3rd June at Park House, Stelling Minnis.  Boots from 8am (cars £6.50 / vans £10). Entertainment from 11am including The Southern Golden Retrievers, Swalecliffe & District Dog Training Society, Samphire Dog Training, Kent Companion Dog Training and Chloe Scott's Dance For Fun.  Companion Dog Show including pedigree and fun classes.  Entries from 12noon, judging at 2pm.  Judge, Rose Dunnelle,  Celebrity Guest, Pam Ferris.  Dog Agility, Lots of stalls.  Ample free parking, admission by donation.

Boot & Summer Fair, Saturday 29th July at Park House, Stelling Minnis.  Boots from 8am (cars £6.50 / vans £10).
We are very proud to be hosting a performance by SANGER’S STAGE SHOW, the only horse-drawn travelling Victorian theatre, who will be presenting Pyratrix Circus and a dazzling array of Marvellous Musicians.  A mixture of music and theatre in a truly unique setting, including folk musicians, a bard, side-shows and a strong man!  Sangers Stage Show are travelling, on foot, in full Victorian costume, from Stonehenge to Margate, performing at selected venues en-route. This is a spectacle not to be missed!!
Lots of stalls, tombolas and raffles, hot and cold refreshments, ample free parking, admission by donation.

Boot & Late Summer Fair, Saturday 19th August at Park House, Stelling Minnis.  Boots from 8am, entertainment from 12pm.

Boot & Autumn Fair, Saturday 16th September at Park House, Stelling Minnis.  Boots from 8am, entertainment from 12pm.

Birchington Indoor Fair, Saturday 21st October, 9am-12pm at The Village Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington.

Boot Fair & Clearance Sale, Saturday 14th October, from 8am at Park House, Stelling Minnis.

Swalecliffe & Chestfield Autumn Bazaar, Saturday 4th November, 9.30am-12.30pm at The Community Centre, St. John's Road, Swalecliffe.

Lyminge Autumn Bazaar, Saturday 11th November, 10am-1pm at Lyminge Village Hall

Christmas Bazaar, Saturday 25th November at Reculver & Beltinge Memorial Hall.


We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to support our Spring Boot & Family Day on Saturday 6th May.  We must also thank our friends who helped on the stalls, in the kitchen and not forgetting Charlie on the gate.  £2,191 was taken on the day before expenses.  We now look forward to our Dog Show & Boot Fair on Saturday 3rd June, where we need 2 people to man the gate from 8am-12pm and from 1pm to finish as our Charlie is on holiday and we also need help in the kitchen.  Could you help?  Click here for a list of Spring Prize Draw winners.

We had a very enjoyable day at the Fur, Feather & Exotic Exhibition on Saturday 25th February.  It's lovely to meet up with people, some that we only see at this event and of course the wonderful creatures that bring us all together.  A total of £1,346 was raised and we thank everyone who took part and worked so hard.  We were sorry not to have Jess Bates, our ferret lady, with us who is still very poorly and our thoughts are with her.  We thank Harrietsham Ferret Rescue for stepping in again.  We also missed our special guest Max the Llama, whose owner Claire was in hospital with a slipped disc.  We hope it will not be too long before we see them both again at one of our events.  The small animal competition was won by Sophie & Charlie Wood from Canterbury with their Guinea Pigs Rex & Casper and 2nd prize was awarded to Liam O-Rourke from Yorkletts and his hamster, Peanut.

To find out more about our events contact us today on
01303 862622
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