The first of the Christmas events has been added - we've been invited by the Town Council to attend the Christmas Market at Stamford, Lincs.
They only want a few carts to wander round, and as we already have 4 or 5 going, we've probably got enough now. If you're desperate to go however, Contact Pete and I'll see what I can do.
As you were......We've just heard that the event at Belvoir Castle at the end of July is ON AGAIN, so If you fancy joining us at this stunning location, let Malcolm know .
Malcolm's confirmed the date of this year's Huncote Church Fete in Leicestershire - 12th August. Contact Malcolm for details and to let him know if you want to go.
We're very sad to report the passing of our good friend, Glenn White, who died on January 18th. A large group of Family, Friends and Carters attended his funeral on Friday 3rd of February, and although the family had requested donations to Bernese Welfare in lieu of flowers, we (the Midland Carters) also provided a floral tribute in the form of a Swiss Cross and Julie & Dave brought their own tribute of a posy of flowers in a miniature cart.
At the Whistley Woofers Weekend over the late May Bank Holiday, we held a final farewell celebration of Glenn's life, and scattered his ashes; his family and lots of his friends attended to say goodbye, and the urn with his ashes was carried in a cart to the spot where they were to be scattered
Rest in Peace, mate, we'll miss you.
I've finally got round to updating the Charity Donations page to include donations made for 2014 & 2015. Our total donations up to the end of 2015 have now reached a fairly staggering £31,815 !! Very, very well done everyone.
Here are links to video clips of the carters returning from the ring at Hollowell
on the Saturday
and on the Sunday
An Important Note For Carters: If you wish to attend an event, particularly one which requires passes, please let the Co-ordinator of the event know in plenty of time, since, while we're all keen to maximise the turnout, it can be difficult to obtain extra passes at the last minute, and the size and location of the pitch allocated to us may well have been based on a smaller turnout, making it difficult to squeeze extra carters in at the last minute, quite apart from the difficulty of getting passes to people at the last minute.
Equally, if, having received passes, you find that you can't attend after all, PLEASE LET THE CO-ORDINATOR KNOW so that spaces are not being held unnecessarily on the pitch or camping area.
Here endeth the sermon!
Available to order from Wendy & Pete (for team members)- the Midland Bernese Carters' BANDANA
The logo in close up
Bandanas cost £5.50 each, of which 50p goes to a doggy charity nominated by Rosemary (who embroiders the bandanas)
The CARTING TRIBUTES page is still awaiting an update to include several of our carting friends, to whom we've all had to say goodbye over the last couple of years. We hope to be able to complete this before too long as soon as I can find the time.
Those seeking more information on Bernese in general will find a link on the Homepage to the BBA website.
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