Berwick’s BARK news

Our final event of the year, the BARK Christmas Market Place, takes place on Saturday at Berwick’s Guildhall. Starting at 10am, we will be serving tea and coffee as well as a choice of a scone or mince pie served with clotted cream.

There will be a wide range of stalls including BARK tombola, book and cake stalls. We also will have a selection of new and donated gifts, ideal for those last minute Christmas presents you might need. The Lindisfarne Gift Company and KiKi’s Chocolates will also be joining us.

Longridge Towers School choir will be bringing some festive cheer with some carols at midday. At 1.45pm we will be drawing this year’s raffle. There are some fantastic prizes including a luxurious Christmas hamper which includes a Ringtons teddy and other collectibles as well as some delicious and tasty delicacies to supplement your Christmas this year; a remote control helicopter; half a dozen bottles of wine in a wine rack; Jasper Conran his and her watches; and much more.

The date of birth of the three-foot teddy will also be announced so he can be in his new home in time for Christmas. Tickets will be on sale until just before the draw, so it’s not too late. This year Father Christmas will be there for the children, so come along and join us.

Of course the reason for organising these events and making sure our shop maximises all the donations it receives is to help the many animals that, through no fault of their own, need your help.

This week we have been joined by Harvey, a six year-old golden/red labrador. He is just smashing; he walks well on lead, is very people friendly, and is good with dogs off lead. On lead he is happy walking around them but prefers them not to invade his personal space.

We have had another influx of kittens. The majority of them are ready to go now, so they could settle before Christmas. Of course we also have some lovely mature cats who will offer just as much affection and love as a youngster.

Contact details: Kennels: Windmill Way East, Ramparts Business Park, TD15 1TU Tel: 01289 306299 – www.b-a-r-k.co.uk. Shop: 12 Church Street, Berwick, TD15 1DX Tel: 01289 309225