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Hive Community Lotto – a new way to raise funds for the sanctuary.
Hive Lotto is a  weekly community lottery. Tickets are £1 each and you can win cash prizes of up to £25,000. Choose the Lord Whisky Sanctuary and we will receive at least 50p from every ticket sold.
Match 6 numbers and win £25,000
Match 5 numbers and win £1,000
Match 4 numbers and win £100
Match 3 numbers and win £10
PLUS every month there’s a second chance to win £25,000, and if you win, we win £25,000 too! Every month you will also be entered into a bonus draw to win a special prize!
Visit our page on the Hive Lotto website at and click on ‘buy tickets now. You can also visit, just remember to select us as your chosen cause. You can buy anything from one ticket to one hundred tickets every week.  Good Luck!

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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Christmas Bazaar, Saturday 25th November, 9.30am - 12.30pm at Reculver & Beltinge Memorial Hall, Reculver Road, Beltinge.  Christmas cards & gifts, Christmas Decorations, Calendars, Bird Boxes, Hedgehog Houses, Tombola and Good Quality Bric-a-Brac.  Meet Ollie the owl and enjoy a cup of tea and slice of home-made cake

Join us for a special Christmas Celebration at Park House with the Capralama Farm Reindeer on Saturday 23rd December at 2pm.  Crib Scene and Carols with Hon. Pasteur Anne Oakley.  Mince Pies and Mulled Wine.  Admission by donation.  We are looking for a choir to sing carols. If you know of anyone, please email or ring us on 01303 862622.


Fur, Feather & Exotic Exhibition, Saturday 24th February, 10am-4pm at Boughton-under-Blean Village Hall, Bull Lane ME13 9AH.  Come and meet lots of different animals and birds and learn how to care for them.  New exhibitors welcome, contact us on 01303 862622.

Swalecliffe & Chestfield Spring Bazaar, Saturday 31st March, 9.30am-12.30pm at The Community Centre, St. John's Road, Swalecliffe.

Indoor Fair, Saturday 21st April, 9am-12noon at The Village Centre, Birchington, 

Boot & Spring Fayre, Saturday 5th May at Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis CT4 6AN

Annual Cyclo-Sportive, Bank Holiday Monday 28th May at Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis CT4 6AN

Dog & Owners Fun Day, Saturday 2nd June at Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis CT4 6AN

Boot & Summer Fayre, Saturday 21st July at Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis CT4 6AN

Boot & Late Summer Fayre, Saturday 11th August at Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis CT4 6AN

Boot & Autumn Fayre, Saturday 15th September at Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis CT4 6AN

Indoor Fair, Saturday 13th October, 9am-12noon at The Village Centre, Birchington.

Boot Fair & Clearance Sale, Saturday 20th October at Park House Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis CT4 6AN

Swalecliffe & Chestfield Autumn Bazaar, Saturday 17th November, 9.30am-12.30pm at The Community Centre, St. John's Road, Swalecliffe.

Lyminge Autumn Bazaar, Saturday 24th November, 10am-1ppm at Lyminge Village Hall.

We are always looking for entertainment for our boot fairs, so if you belong to a dance school, majorette group, band, martial arts group etc., and could put on a display in our arena, please get in touch.


Lyminge Autumn Bazaar, November 11th: We had a lovely morning with entertainment provided by The Bottles and The Anthea Barnes School of Dancing.  We had lots of nice comments and with everyone's help, raised a total of £807.

Swalecliffe & Chestfield Autumn Bazaar, November 4th: Pip & Gillian had both worked very hard to get this event together and the hall looked colourful and bright.  Guests enjoying tea and home-made cake were entertained by the Whitstable Recorder Group.  Thank you to everyone who helped raise a total of £799. 

Birchington Indoor Fair, October 21st: A very pleasant morning, well organised as always, by Leone, Karen and their family.  It's always nice to meet our supporters in Thanet and a total of £685 was raised.

A big thank you to all our friends and helpers who helped us to raise £1,197 at our End of Year Boot Fair & Clearance Sale on Saturday 14th October. The weather was kind to us and we thank everyone who supported us.

We were so fortunate with the weather for our Boot & Late Summer Fayre on Saturday 19th August. We had a very pleasant day with the East Kent Piping Society and it was great to see Ben again, who used to play with the Folkestone Pipes and Drums. Musical entertainment was also provided by Joskins Duo and there were first aid and seamanship demonstrations by members of the Canterbury Sea Cadets. As usual, it was great to see Lord Whisky rescues happy with their new owners. A big thank you as always to our helpers and of course you who support our events. Just over £1,400 was taken on the day to help support our work.  We are looking for a tea lady (or gentleman) to help Daphne in the kitchen at our next event on Saturday 16th September, could that be you? Please ring 01303 862622 if you could help. 

We would like to thank everyone who made our Boot & Summer Fair on Saturday, 29th July such a lovely day. In spite of the showers, we took just over £2,500 before expenses.  Sangers Stage Show will be leading the carnival in Margate tomorrow (Sat 5th August) with their lovely horses and we wish them well on their travels.  Our next event at Park House is our Boot & Late Summer Fair on Saturday 19th August. Boot from 8am, entertainment from 12noon.  See our Facebook page for some photographs: The Lord Whisky Sanctuary Fund Kent.

What an amazing time we had at our Dog & Owners Fun Day on Saturday 3rd June. There is a long list of people to thank: the wonderful Southern Golden Retrievers, Samphire Dog Training, Swalecliffe & District Dog Training, Kent Companion Dog Training, Saffire Agility and The Hawkinge Flyers, our judges Rose Dunnelle and her steward Louise Palmer who judged the pedigree classes, Pam Ferris and Dianne Stingemore who judged the novelty classes, Derek Stingemore, ex Kentish Gazette, who took the photographs and Alex and Barry on the PA system. Thanks also go to our wonderful volunteers, without whom these events simply could not take place, our staff, our stall holders, including the display of classic cars that has now become a popular attraction at our fun days and, of course, everyone who came to support us. Finally, and most important of all, we want to thank all those wonderful dogs, many of whom were adopted from the sanctuary and came back to say hello. There will be a report of the winners and photos to follow.  Thank you to all our sponsors who kindly donated prizes; Clifford George Partnership, Wahl (UK) Ltd, Barrow Hill Vets, Bourne Vets, Toachim House Vets, Nature Diet and Gilbertson & Page.  A total of £2,450 was taken before expenses. The 2018 Dog Show will take place on Saturday 2nd June - put the date in your diary now!

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May saw the 8th running of our Cyclo-Sportive. We have built up a reputation as one of the friendliest cycling events in the local area. The riders can choose either a 50 or 72 mile route which covers some of the best countryside of the Kent Downs and the flat Romney Marsh. After quite a big storm on Sunday night, the weather turned out fine on the day, which we need because a lot of the riders wait to see what the weather is like on the day before entering. We had just over 100 entries on the day which made a total of 190 riders. Every year a few riders miss a sign and end up going the wrong way, but they all came back safely with a story to tell. The biggest problem this year was punctures, caused by grit washed onto the roads by the previous nights' storm. The riders were able to pick up refreshments and food from Colin and Terry at the feed station on the Romney Marsh and at the finish we had our barbecue fired up, plus lots of great cakes, tea and coffee which the tired riders consumed in great quantities (some come back each year just for the cakes!) There is a long list of people to thank, without whom the event would not take place, these include my cycling club friends who do all the timing of the riders, computer results, entering all the riders on the day, putting up over 120 signs en-route etc., Chris for driving the broom wagon (looking after the riders who need first aid or mechanical help), all the cake bakers, which includes the girls from the tearooms, friends of Lord Whisky and even some of my postman friends! Thanks also to my family and friends for serving tea, coffee and cakes and cooking over a hot barbecue all day. Thank you all for giving up a Bank Holiday to help raise funds for the sanctuary; this year’s event raised £4,929. Photos can be found on the Lord Whisky Facebook page. Nick Marsh

Our first visit to Old Bladbean Stud Gardens on Sunday 28th May raised £490 (before expenses) for the sanctuary. A big thank you to Carol (owner of the gardens) for inviting us to do the refreshments again for the season and to Arlene and Mette who supplied some of the cakes and worked so hard with tea making and all that washing up. It was lovely weather and a good afternoon. A volunteer runner is urgently required from 2.30pm-6pm to ferry crockery backwards and forwards from the kitchen. You will get the opportunity to see the beautiful gardens and enjoy some home-made cake and a cup of tea. The next open garden date is 11th June.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to support our Spring Family Fun 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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