Celebrating Apollo’s fifth anniversary, our mega-raffle is now well underway – and as the late Dale Winton used to advise us… ‘you’ve got to be in it, to win it!’

A quick rewind first for our new members, who might not be aware how this group started…

In 2013, Apollo was found in a diabolical condition – deliberately blinded in both eyes and chained to a tree without food or water. His future looked grim, but a fundraiser, ‘Please Help Apollo’, was set up and thanks to the generous support of people like yourself, he made a remarkable recovery and is now finally able to enjoy a normal, loving environment in his new home in the UK. Rehoming Cyprus Pointers was then created in conjunction with the fundraiser, with the goal of helping other abandoned, neglected or abused Pointers.

Apollo in 2013:

Apollo now:

Thanks to the generosity of our loyal supporters, we have some fabulous prizes to be won in our mega-raffle, to include: 4 x 7 night holidays abroad, and 5 x UK mini-breaks.

A little taster of some of the prizes to be won:

Firstly, we have 3 x similar villa’s to the one pictured below. Situated in the beautiful Ayia Thekla area of Cyprus (on the south east coast, and just a few kilometres outside of the thriving metropolitan town of a Ayia Napa), each villa has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and its own private swimming pool. A tour of our kennels to see the dogs under our care waiting for their forever homes is also available, as is a more in-depth look into the world of rescue by having a tour of some of the local pounds and shelters if you should so desire. (Please note that flights are not included in the prize, and bookings are subject to availability between Nov and December 2018, and Jan, Feb, March, Nov, and Dec 2019, dependant on villa). More details about the properties are available at: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1684783

Or perhaps, the sole use of a beautiful house for seven nights, in the Loire valley near to a town called Chatillon-sur-Indre, tickles your fancy? Sitting in approximately five acres of its own grounds, this 3-bedroom home sleeps 6 comfortably (but a z-bed is also available, offering the potential to take another 1-2 people). With it’s own private swimming pool, free WiFi, English tv with satellite, and landline phone with free calls to UK, this is surely not a prize to be missed? (Please note that flights are not included, and dates are subject to availability).

Or, maybe you’d prefer a UK based holiday, where your four legged family members are also welcome? Then, look no further…

Located on the Suffolk Coast, we have WALBERSWICK – whereby, 3-nights B&B are up for grabs. Walberswick sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms – a double (plus en-suite), plus a further 3 single beds (with en-suite). There is an enclosed garden for your dogs (maximum three), and they have 2 very friendly Pointers of their own. There is a dog-friendly beach and dunes, just 5-minutes from the property, which is also within walking distance of various dog-friendly pubs.

Within 18-minutes of Aldeburgh, and just 15- minutes from Snape maltings, and 10-minutes from Framlingham (Ed Sheeran fame), a recently modernised property with mezzanine bedroom, that sleeps 2 people and 1 dog, is also available. The property includes a kitchen and shower room, plus sitting room with log-burning fire. There is a pub with good food just a 10-minute walk away. (Please note that this prize can be claimed from September 2018, until Easter 2019, and is subject to availability).

Situated in the coastal village of Stoke Fleming, less than a 10-minute drive from the historical naval port of Dartmouth in Devon, a 2-night stay (B&B) for 2 people (double or twin, en-suite), and 2 dogs, is also up for grabs at CHANNEL VIEW. With numerous dog-friendly beaches, coastal walks, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore some of the South Devon coast with your dogs. (Please note that dates are subject to availability, and to be claimed within 12 months of the prize). More information is available by visiting: http://www.channelviewguesthouse.com

Just a five-minute walk from the centre of Waterlooville in Hampshire, a 2-night stay for 2 people (bed and continental breakfast) is also available. The historic naval city of Portsmouth with HMS Victory and the Warrior is a just a 15-minute drive away, and Goodwood for the races, or the Festival of Speed is approximately 25-minutes away.

Also available, is a 3-night stay at WHEATEAR COTTAGE, East Yorkshire. The cottage sleeps up to four people (double room & twin), and dogs are also welcome by prior arrangement. This prize also includes a breakfast welcome hamper, and a bottle of wine. (Please note that the offer excludes Christmas and New Year, and is to be claimed within 12 months of the competition). More information is available by visiting: http://www.wheatearcottage.com/

With so many fabulous prizes on offer, it is impossible to list them all, but a full list is available at: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.862677687255266&type=3 …

Tickets cost just £10 each, or £25 for 3, and can be purchased using the friends and family option via Paypal at: [email protected] Please add ‘anniversary’ to the comments, and your facebook name if this is different to your PayPal name.

The raffle ends at 8pm, on Tuesday, 31st July 2018.