2016 Christmas Raffle

Firstly we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and give you the opportunity to WIN a two-night stay at Avonlea. Those who have received our Christmas e-mail before will know that each year rather than weighing down the posties bag we send an e-mail instead and make a donation to a charity with the money we would have spent on cards, presents and postage.

We have once again decided to choose Shakespeare Puppies as our chosen charity. Shakespeare Puppies is a group of volunteers for Guide Dogs. Most of them are "Puppy Walkers" - they have Guide Dog puppies living with them from 7 weeks old, until they go into training.

After our donation last year we decided another fantastic way we could help would be to home one of the Guide Dogs stud dogs. The national breeding center is based in Leamington Spa and they are always looking for homes to look after their stud dogs, brood bitches and puppies in training. So in May this year Murphy moved in to Avonlea.

Murphy is a black Labrador and in now 19 months old. He is full of character and energy and gets on really well with Ben our other dog. People who do not like dogs might like to know that they do not live in the public areas of the B&B but if you are ever visiting and would like to meet them just ask - they are always excited to say hello to a friendly face.

Now to the bit where you can WIN two nights at Avonlea. We have set up a JustGiving page and for everyone who is kind enough to make a donation to Guide Dogs via this page, we will enter you into a prize draw to win a night at Avonlea. We would like a minimum donation of £2 and for each multiple of £2 you will get another entry into the draw. So if you donated £10 you would get 5 entries. Please click here to enter the draw.

Last year we raised a fantastic £450 so would love to top that his year.

We hope you do not find this request for a donation rude. We just feel that it is a fun way to raise some money for a fantastic cause

Last entries for the draw will be 31st December 2016 and we will announce the winner in the January Avonlea newsletter.

Good luck and once again Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Rob & Clare

2016 Christmas Raffle

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