Be there, or be square… the biggest, and most notable annual event on the Pointer calendar is coming soon to a town (somewhere near you)… Pointerfest takes place on Saturday, 28th July, 2018, at Shrewley, Nr. Claverdon, Warwickshire (CV35 7HT).

Raising funds to help abandoned and neglected Pointers, Pointerfest started in 2015, with just 30 people in attendance… contrast that with last years event, when in excess of 360 guests (and 300 dogs – from as far afield as Spain) attended, and over £5,000 was raised in aid of this fabulous breed.

We will of course be at this years event – as will, Apollo himself. He can’t wait to meet some of his supporters, and so, for a bit of fun, we have set up a ‘Best Funny Selfie’ competition. The rules are simple: Donate £1 to the collection bucket that will be on the stand, and Apollo will pose with you whilst you take a selfie. (£1 per selfie please, so feel free to be as vain as you like, until you are satisfied with your picture 😜). This should then be emailed to: pleasehelpapollo@gmail.com by Saturday, 11th August, whereby the lucky winner will be chosen, and receive a luxury hamper.

On the stand itself, we will have oodles of things for sale, to include our new t-shirts (also available in ‘vest style’) – these are a great fit, and very comfortable, with the benefit that they wash well, so a great way to help us raise awareness, whilst keeping cool during this hot spell.

We will also have free refreshments available, and our own paddling pools with shade to ensure that your four legged friends can keep cool.

Pointerfest is free to attend, as is the parking, and whilst there will be a great selection of food available to purchase at the event, you are also more than welcome to bring your own. Please do come along – meet us – meet the ‘main man’ – offer your support – and of course, take part in some of the activities if you want, or simply relax and enjoy meeting and socialising with some new, like-minded people!

We have also been contacted and asked what you can do to help… well, if you will be attending on the day, any dog coats, leads, collars, toys, treats and medication will all be gratefully received by Gillian Fewster, who, along with Lena, will be manning the stall. These will then be posted out to Cyprus to help both our dogs, and many others in the various shelters that we strive to help and support.

Our mega raffle is also now up and running, and celebrates Apollo’s 5 year anniversary. There are 25 fabulous prizes to be won, including 4 x 7 night holidays abroad, and 5 UK mini-breaks.

Tickets cost just £10 each, or £25 for 3, and will be available on the Apollo’s Angels stall at the event. (Alternatively, you can purchase via Paypal at: pleasehelpapollo@gmail.com, adding ‘anniversary’ to the comments, and your facebook name if this is different to your PayPal name). If you would like to see the full list of prizes, please visit: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.862677687255266&type=3

We really do appreciate the support that each and every one of you gives us. Many of you have become personal friends via Facebook, and it really would be lovely to put some faces to these very kind names.

Hoping to see you all soon! xx