It is with deep regret that we have to announce the following. The planned Westie Gathering and Dog Show to be held at Arreton Barns on Saturday June 3rd is now cancelled. As most of you are aware I posted a message at the end of last year saying that we were in desperate need of more volunteers to assist at the Westie Walk held in April on Appley Beach.
Unfortunately we couldn’t get enough people to help us and due to the car parking charges we cancelled this event. We were then kindly offered the field and free car parking at Arreton Barns to hold an event and a further announcement was made advertising a Westie Dog Show.
Again looking at the logistics of holding the event we established that we still needed extra volunteers to help man the event. Unfortunately again the extra help required has not been forthcoming. It takes a great deal of time, effort and manpower to stage these events to make the day enjoyable and safe for dogs and humans alike. We have not taken this decision lightly as this is our only fundraiser and we hope that you can understand the reasons for this decision.
We would like to personally thank the volunteers who have helped us in the past and special thanks also goes to our mainland friends who have come over year on year to assist. Please continue to visit our beautiful Island and let us know when you are over as we would still like to meet up with you for Westie Walkies.
We will continue to assist any Island Westie in need wherever possible but our funds are now very limited. If any of our members can think of ways to raise money for our group that will not require a big commitment from others then please let us know.
A copy of this announcement will be posted on to our Website and we will also be contacting the County Press. We continue to look forward to our Westie get together’s throughout the year.
Many Thanks from all At Wight Westie Towers.