That was the Weekend that Was!

What a weekend this was, The Christmas Market on the Saturday followed by the walk on the Sunday Morning. Fantastic turn out yesterday, considering it was a Spanish holiday and many of the children were away.

A huge amount from the schools and locals turned up, most of our dogs were walked and were joined by many owned dogs and their families. Lots and lots of Barkinside dogs, still with us and those rehomed, fantastic. The weather was beautiful, the sun shone and everyone had a great morning. The children all received free hots dogs and soft drinks, a Christmas gift of a DVD and chocolate homemade snowmen and santas.

The Raffle, was as always a huge success, raising great excitement and lots of money. Massive thank you’s to those who volunteered their help on the day Group Leaders: Christine Bock, Janni Menday, Gill Dale, Andrew Stringer and Mr G (who also ferried the dogs back and forth to the rescue). The Marshals, Roger Kingham, Stewart Dale and William Hill (aka Santa). The Team on the tables: Marianne Stringer, Chris Robinson (aka Mrs Santa) also served the children the hot dogs. William Hill (Santa) and Roger in charge of the Random Raffle. Hilary Thomson came along with her stand of homemade goodies. Mary Van den Broaek for the wonderful photos. Sharon Healey and Keeley Poole from The Old Bell for hosting the event. Last of all my great friend Lisa South who works so closely with Barkinside and the children, working very hard to make this happen. Fantastic job from everyone xx

The amount raise over the weekend :

Raffle, market and walk 265 euros.
Sales on both days: 200 euros.
Donations/sponsorship from the amazing children of Kings College, Alicante: 265 euros.
The tin from The old Bell : 43.33 euros.
Total amount 796.33 euros.

Thank you all for supporting the abandoned and rescued dogs in our care. without you we cannot keep going. Bless you all xxxxx


Christmas Quiz!

On the 20th December at The Old Bell, La Romana we have a guest quiz master who will be running a totally Christmas Quiz, with fancy dress and hats etc optional. All in aid of Barkinside. Quiz starts 20:30 but come along earlier if you would like a meal.

Barkinside Lunch a Huge Success

The Christmas Lunch this year 2018 far exceeded our expectations. We were over booked and still turning people away on the day itself. Everyone who was kind enough to join us, we hope, had a fantastic time. The raffle was a huge success with over 800 tickets sold.

The cake raffle, donated as always by the lovely Lara Tartacadabra, excelled itself. We were absolutely delighted that all three winners donated their cakes to the Elche Childrens Care Home, and presented them to Pam Edwards, who volunteers her time there. Fantastic!

A huge thank you to Simone Thorpe and the staff of Vienteocho who did an amazing job as always, the food and service were incredible. Everyone for a short time became a child with pass the parcel Ha Ha. Thank you to my Santa , William Hill and the team for the day who helped with the chaos, Mr G, Rogers Random Raffle, Lynda Knight.  Thank you to those who donated items for the raffle. To Donna Gorma and her incredible efforts for Barkinside, who donated 810 euros. (more details to be posted).

My biggest thanks is as always to all of you who support the abandoned and rescued dogs in our care. Your kindness raised 2000 euros. We can now keep going and save more lives, bless you all xxx Jacquie

Christmas Market!


The Old Bell is hosting a Christmas Market on Saturday 8th December in aid of Barkinside Rescue. It will open at 5pm and Suzy G will be joining us from 9pm to add to the Festive Fun with partying until midnight!

Why not come and join us and browse stalls of goodies for those Christmas stockings while supporting this fantastic charity.

Santa will be with us and we’ll be serving mulled wine, eggnog and mince pies. There’ll be a Christmas Raffle and Auction too.

If you’d like a stall please get in touch by either messaging us of giving us a call on 865573125. A 5€ donation to Barkinside Rescue will secure your stall.

the old bell

Christmas Raffle – 2 weeks in Crete!


Thanks to the generosity of Carol Rowland and her husband we have a fantastic Christmas Raffle:

Two weeks holiday in a 2 bedrooms villa in Crete ! It has a shared pool – rarely anybody else there though. There is a double sofa bed. 2 bedrooms and shower room upstairs. Fully equipped with John Lewis stuff. Washing machine, aircon etc. Small village between Chania and Rethymnon in the white mountains. 10 mins from nearest beach and 45 mins from Chania airport. How can you resist, Amazing.

We are doing as before and having 100 tickets only , they will be 25 euros each. We are planning on drawing the winning number on 5th December at the Christmas lunch for Barkinside. Go to Barkinside on Facebook in order to choose your numbers and pay.

Good luck!!