CCDR DOG CHARITY HOLDS CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE TO RAISE AWARENESS

Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby, seen here introducing the amazing singers and dancers who appeared to entertain the shoppers in Coleraine as they raised awareness of the many dogs searching for their #furever homes during this time of year.

Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity held their Christmas carol evening at the Diamond Centre in Coleraine. Raising awareness of so many unwanted dogs at this time of year which need ‘furever’ homes, the charity has been inundated with calls to take in unwanted dogs. The callers are being redirected to the CCDR as all other rescue centres are telling them they are full as the charity believes that ‘every dog deserves a second chance’.

The charity located on the north coast, received support from Millburn Primary School Choir, singer Sara Crockett and Innova Irish Dance company, who all came to sing and dance in front of shoppers outside their charity shop in the Diamond Centre Coleraine.

The Christmas songs and the bright red costumes of the Irish dancers made it an evening to remember for all those attending.

Chairman of the CCDR Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby stated, “I very much wish to thank everyone who came to support us with this year’s Christmas Carol Service. To all the teachers and mums supporting the school choir, to Sara and Hannah who are absolutely amazing singers and of course the infamous Innova who danced to every beat that was played. It was a fantastic evening.

“At this time of year is extremely difficult for dog rescue charities, but not much different from the other 11 months! Calls are never ending with requests to take in unwanted dogs. At the CCDR we also receive many calls looking for advice about witnessing cruelty and what can be done about it. It is heart-breaking and I appeal to everyone, please do not purchase a puppy but come to any rescue centre and rehome a dog. Every dog deserves a second chance and we always aim to find each dog the best home to match both the dog and the potential owner. Dogs can range from a few months old right up to ten years old and each one desperately seeks a new owner and family to be with. We have been working hard to build relationships with various agencies and groups to provide a holistic approach to dog welfare and rehoming. In over twenty years of working with dogs the issues do not seem to be going away or becoming any less of a demand for rehoming centres.”

The charity thanks everyone for their support and to please keep in touch through their social media sites and website to keep updated with information, news and dogs searching for their forever homes.  Have a great Christmas from everyone at the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. @CCDogRescue.

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Sarah Crockett and her backing singer Hannah who sang at the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Christmas Carol evening in the Diamond Centre Coleraine on 7th December. As avid dog lovers, they both wanted to show their support helping the charity raise awareness of the number of dogs searching for new homes.

The amazing Millburn Primary School Choir came along to open the evening with the most beautiful of Christmas songs. Children had their Christmas tinsel and loved every minute of performing in front of the shoppers at the Diamond Centre. Huge thank you to the children, their parents and of course, Teachers of Millburn Primary School Coleraine.

 

 

PAWS FOR THOUGHT

Please Paws for Thought At this time of year, as it is always difficult for dog rescue charities and the CCDR is no exception.  Every day the phone calls and emails are received, asking to take in an unwanted dog for many different reasons. But at this time of year as Christmas is getting closer and the nights are getting colder, the volunteers become more concerned on the level of calls increasing particularly as many of the other rescue charities are saying they are already full and redirecting requests to the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue.

Its is heartbreaking as there is a constant level of cruelty ranging from leaving a dog out overnight without any shelter, ranging to physical abuse and neglect. We always recommend that individuals contact their local dog warden https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/local-councils-in-northern-ireland  if the issue is effecting them or your neighbours personally such as barking, excessive noise etc, and to contact the animal welfare on  https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/animal-welfare-local-councils  if the dog is being mistreated or neglected. In extreme cases, please contact the non emergency PSNI number on 101 and report it, so that it can also be followed up through Animal Welfare.

We believe at the CCDR that every dog deserves a second chance, and we will always aim to do what we can to help, as it is important that each family or individual is paired with the right dog, as our priority is the dog searching for that #fureverhome !

There are so many gorgeous potential companions ready to move to their new home and we want to see them getting there. Keep up to date with dogs coming in on http://causewaycoastdogrescue.org/portfolio_category/dogs-for-adoption/ any of these dogs are ready for their new home.

THANK YOU

 

Sara sings for CCDR Christmas Carol Service

Sara Crockett, known for her fabulous country songs and voice, will be making an appearance @CCDogRescue Christmas Carol Service will be held in the Diamond Centre Coleraine on Thursday 7th December at 6.15pm.

Sara is an avid dog lover and jumped at the chance to support the charity. She recently sang at the SSE Arena in Belfast for the Farmers Bash in the summer and has previously sang in Nashville, where she wrote songs to go into her new album.

Sara’s songs are showcased on her social media sites and can be found at @saracrockettmusic Come along and hear her first hand, as she will be appearing with Millburn Primary School Choir and the infamous Innova Irish Dance Troup to support the dog rescue charity.

We look forward to welcoming you there @CCDogRescue

INVITATION TO THE CCDR CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE COLERAINE

   INVITATION: FOR YOU   

Please join us for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Christmas Carol evening at the Diamond Centre in Coleraine, Thursday 7th December at 6.15pm, next to the CCDR Charity shop.

 

We will be joined by;

Choir from Millburn Primary School,

Beautiful country singer Sara Crockett, and

The wonderful Irish Dance Troup ‘Innova’.

 

This event is FREE and for all the family.  The choir will start the event running from 6.15pm until 7pm in the Diamond Centre Coleraine this coming Thursday evening. We look forward to welcoming you. Raising the awareness of the @CCDogRescue  Every dog deserves a second chance.

 

INNOVA WILL BE DANCING THEIR WAY TO A CCDR CHRISTMAS

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue is hosting a Christmas Carol evening at the Diamond Centre in Coleraine on Thursday 7th December at 6.15pm. The event is free to everyone as the whole family are invited to come along. The evening is to raise awareness of the charity and to welcome visitors to the CCDR charity shop in the Diamond centre over the Christmas period.

Chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby said, “we wanted to ensure that we invited so many of our local supporters to the event to thank everyone for their kindness throughout the year and to let them know about our charity shop in the Diamond Centre. Every dog deserves a second chance and this is an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for what the volunteers achieve each year. A huge thank you to Millburn Primary School Choir, to all the teachers and mums who support the children to be able to come along. I would also like to thank Sara and Innova for their huge support, I can’t wait to hear and see them on the night. I look forward to welcoming everyone to the event”.

Country singer Sara Crockett who recently sang at the SSE arena in Belfast and Innova Irish Dancing troupe who danced for Britain’s Got Talent will be appearing and showing their support for the charity. The diamond centre is open late so it’s a great chance to come along and grab a bargain for Christmas. Every dog deserves a second chance and the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue continues to ensure that the charity helps out in any way possible. Come along and help the charity at their Christmas sing along starting with Millburn Primary School Choir at 6.15pm on Thursday.

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Sarah Crockett and Innova who will be appearing in the Diamond Centre Coleraine on Thursday 7th December at 6.15pm.

 

shop for Christmas and raise funds for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Charity

Shop for Christmas and Fundraise for the CCDR charity

Did you know that while you are shopping from your armchair, that you could be raising funds for your favourite dog rescue charity?  Give as You Live has set up an opportunity that when you order items from certain on line stores, you could also automatically raise funds for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra.

This is a great opportunity for all shoppers. For more information on the stores, go to http://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/causewaycoastdogrescue

Every dog deserves a second chance  @CCDogRescue

Marathon Ladies Raise Amazing Sum for Local Charity

These two amazing ladies, Carolyn Crawford and Sarah Dickinson who run with Springwell Running Club, raised an amazing £765.00 and fifty pence for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Charity.  Both Carolyn and Sarah love running and set themselves a target to beat their personal best as they competed in this year’s #DublinMarathon. Both came in just over four hours and together raised this fantastic amount supported by family and friends.  As dog lovers, they chose the charity to show their appreciation for all the work  it does with supporting the local community and rescuing and rehoming dogs.

Seen here centre, Chairman Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby said, “The Charity thanks both Carolyn and Sarah for their amazing contribution and show of support to what the charity achieves, as ‘every dog deserves a second chance.

“A huge thank you to everyone in the local community who supported them on their journey to Dublin and throughout their training and preparation for the event, it cant of been easy!  And it was good to know they had their rescue dogs waiting for them on their return home as they have both adopted rescue dogs which are a huge part of their families.”

If you would like to compete in an event and raise money for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, please email us at info@causewaycoastdogrescue,org

Thankyou

CCDR SINGS CAROLS AT STORMONT

 

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity is pleased to announce that they will be hosting an evening of entertainment in Parliament Buildings Stormont on Thursday 7th December. The charity event will be a Christmas Carol Service with the school choir from Milburn Primary School Coleraine, as well as well-known local singer Sara Crockett, who recently sang at the SSE arena. Sara has launched her songs on her own social media channels and has also sang in Nashville which was an amazing location and opportunity for a local singer to appear.

Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, Chairman of the charity said, “we had been considering hosting events to raise awareness of the charity and the work the volunteers provide in rescuing and rehoming dogs all over the country. Although located on the north coast we support families and individuals in every area. We were very kindly supported by our local MLAs to enable this all-inclusive community event to take place in this beautiful building.

“We are currently working on assessing the current position of homeless dogs all over Northern Ireland as we are finding that the demand for support from the charity has not decreased in recent years. If anything, it has increased.

“The evening will be in the most remarkable setting, and if anyone hasn’t yet seen the inside of the building, now is the time to do it as we will be located in the main entrance by the great staircase. It will be an amazing platform for the choir next to their renowned Christmas Tree.  Mulled wine and mince pies all round for everyone, with tea and coffee for those driving!

“I look forward to seeing so many of those I have rehomed dogs with over the years, and it will be a great opportunity to catch up with some old friends and hopefully some new ones.”

All tickets can be purchased on line, go to https://ccdr.quicktickets.ie/  and please being on the evening for entrance. The charity can be contacted by phone and payment taken by cash in the Charity Shop in the Diamond Centre Coleraine. Keep in touch www.causewaycoastdogrescue.org and Merry Christmas, please look after your dog during the winter weather. Every dog deserves a second chance.  @CCDogRescue

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Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Host Charity Night at Stormont

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity is pleased to announce that they will be hosting an evening of entertainment in Parliament Buildings Stormont on Thursday 7th December. The charity event will be a Christmas Carol Service with the school choir from Milburn Primary School, as well as well-known local singer Sara Crockett, who recently sang at the SSE arena.

The evening will be in the most amazing setting, and if anyone hasn’t yet seen the inside of the building, now is the time to do it as we will be located in the main entrance by the great staircase. It will be an amazing platform for the choir next to their renowned Christmas Tree. Mulled wine and mince pies all round for everyone, with Tea and Coffee served during the interval!

More information to follow – All tickets can be purchased on line, go to https://ccdr.quicktickets.ie/  Merry Christmas and please look after your dog during the winter weather. Every dog deserves a second chance.  @CCDogRescue