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




The Port Hotel Portrush Hosts Table Quiz

~The Port Hotel Portrush will be hosting a Table Quiz on Friday 13th October to support the CCDR. The event is open to everyone and at £3 per person and promises to be a great night out.  With a free supper and entertainment after the Table Quiz, the evening will be great fun while raising funds for your local charity.  The quiz starts at 8.30pm sharp so get there early to get your name down and your thinking caps ready!  There will also be a raffle with some great prizes on offer.  For more information contact 028 7082535… EVERYONE WELCOME, come along and have a fun night, on Friday 13th October in Portrush!  @causewaycoastdogrescue @CCDogRescue




Causeway Coast Dog Rescue has been offered the chance to dine and dance with award winning Truva Chargrill Restaurant as they host a belly dancing dinner night for the charity.  Owners Turan and Emma have offered to raise money for one of their favourite charities on the north coast and will be hosting the event which is open to everyone on Friday 20th October.

There will be a three-course dinner and a glass of wine on arrival, along with the specialised professional Turkish belly dancer who will be making a special appearance during the evening. The restaurant is located at the bottom of Captain Street in the Waterside area of Coleraine.

Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby, Chairman CCDR said, “the support we have had from individuals and local businesses has been amazing. On behalf of the Trustees and the volunteers, I can’t thank the team at Truva enough for this fundraising event. Every penny counts to give a dog a second chance, and we believe every dog deserves just that.  Since I established the charity, the number of calls received to rehome a dog is as high now as it ever was, so we know how important it is to have the support of the local community and to work in partnership with others. I look forward to the dinner and experiencing this fantastic award-winning restaurant and at £30per person for an evening which includes a three course dinner, drink on arrival and entertainment, our charity will also benefit from the support of those attending.”

Truva Chargrill Restaurant has won an award for the Best Regional Restaurant of the year, continues to do well with their support from local residents as well as interest from tourists coming to the area. Truva Delights Cafe is located on main street promenade Portstewart, while their restaurant provides some of the best possible Mediterranean and eastern dishes available, as well as catering for vegetarians, vegan and those with gluten allergies.

Turan, will be hosting the evening and will be on hand with his team to catering for all guests stating, “it is important that we at Truva work with our local community and the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue is vitally important as one of our local charities. We have so many dog owners who stop off for coffee at our Truva Delights in Portstewart, and many of our four-legged friends are rescue dogs from the charity which have now found their forever home.  We hope that this dinner and evening with entertainment will encourage everyone to come along and book a ticket to the event as we have limited numbers.”  For details of the menu go to www.truvachargrill.co.uk and to purchase a ticket it can reserved on line http://d36.co/12svY, or call into Truva Delights in Portstewart or to Truva Chargrill in Coleraine.

For more information on the work of the charity, or if you are considering giving a #fureverhome to one of the #CCDR dogs, please look at their facebook for new dogs every week @causewaycoastdogrescue or go to their website under ‘dogs for rehoming’ .



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Seen here is Turan Gunes, owner of Truva Chargrill Restaurant with Chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. Truva will be hosting a fundraising night for the CCDR charity as a three course dinner with belly dancing entertainment! With raffle and dancing it will be a fun night with fine food. For tickets or to find out more, go to www.truvachargrill.co.uk or @CCDogRescue.