Friends of the Animals invite their supporters to Garden Party

Those who have either received veterinary help for their pet or who have kindly rehomed a rescued dog are invited to fund-raising Double Diamond Day Garden Party in Bembridge this Saturday.

Dog with sunglasses:

Many thanks to Richard for sharing this news from Friends of the Animals. Ed

Friends of the Animals, a small national charity with strong roots on the Island, is appealing for dog owners, who have either received veterinary help for their pet from the charity, or who have kindly rehomed a rescued dog, to join forces at a fund-raising Double Diamond Day Garden Party in Bembridge on Saturday 6 July.

Organiser Jillie Wheeler, who was recently awarded the British Empire Medal as part of The Queen’s Birthday Honours this year, said that she wanted to drive home the invaluable work carried out by the charity.

Jillie, who is well known for her amazing jet black German shepherd dog Cassie who has helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds on the island said,

“Many people on the Island are aware of Friend of the Animals through its island wide collections and Newport shop, but some are still unaware of the many ways in which it helps and rescues animals from simply appalling conditions.

“I would be grateful for anyone who has been helped by Friends of the Animals to contact me by email at, or alternatively by phoning Vi on 01983 875557, so we can show visitors what we as a charity can achieve.”

Where and when
Double Diamond Day starts at 1pm, and is being held at Farm Lane House, Foreland Farm Lane, Bembridge.

Free admission, teas and soft drinks, music, homemade cakes, raffle, tombola, bookstall, the Beauty Box, a novel pamper your pet stall plus pony rides, cuddly guinea pigs and Monty Macaw are just some of the attractions.

Off-road parking and the RNLI car park is just five minute’s walk from the event.

Image: Rollanb under CC BY 2.0

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Wednesday, 3rd July, 2013 9:18am



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  1. Thanks for sharing details of this event (love the pic btw). Friends of the Animals helped me with bills in the past, so I hope to go along and return the favour.

    • Thanks Andrea. Look forward to seeing you. If you are bringing your dog, and you are willing do make yourself known to Jillie (or any of the helpers) as she is hoping to arrange a small informal parade of dogs who have benefited from Friends of the Animals.

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