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Don’t miss the 21st Annual Quiz!

Copies of the infamous Bentham & District Pet Rescue Quiz sheet are available from the following local stores, price £1:

Barwise Bakery, Bentham;  Wholesome Bee, Settle;  The Garden Shed, Settle;  The Lion, Settle;  Field to Home, Settle;  The Reading Room Café, Clapham;  Dalehead Vets, Settle;  Westmorland Vets, Kirkby Lonsdale.

The theme for 2019 is “Games and Sports”.  First prize: £15; 2nd prize: £10; 3rd prize: £5 and 3 lucky draws of £5 each.  Closing date for entries is 27 September 2019.


This quiz, like the previous 20, was set by Peter Marshall.  Sadly     Peter died in April this year, aged 85, and although he hadn’t finished fine-tuning all the questions, we decided to print it as it is, in his memory.  We hope you get as much enjoyment from it as he did thinking up the clues!

Thank you Peter.

Celebrating 21 years of rescues!

Set up by Val Marshall in 1997 to help pets and people in North             Craven, the work of Bentham & District Pet Rescue is as important now as it was then.

To celebrate, past and present supporters gathered at Bentham Golf Club recently to enjoy afternoon tea. Chairman Rob Bullock spoke about the hundreds of animals that have been cared for during the last two decades and found new homes.  He also recognised that volunteers have made a valuable contribution over the years and continue to raise much needed funds to enable the charity’s work to continue.


A presentation was made to founder and Honorary President, Val Marshall, pictured here with her husband, Peter, a former Treasurer of the organisation.


Also, the award for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ was presented to Louise Pauley (pictured with Rob Bullock). This is a new trophy, made by Stonegate Glass of Ingleton, to commemorate dedicated volunteer Marion Casey of Settle who died suddenly last year.

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Thank you!

Our coffee morning in High Bentham on 17 August 2019 was well attended and meant we made a grand total of £300.20.  A great result – thanks all!____________________________________________________________

Clapham Street Market day at the end of July was wet – very wet! But that didn’t deter a hardy bunch of volunteers from doing their best to sell bric-a-brac from our soggy stall.  By the time the heavy rain set in during the afternoon and everyone abandoned ship, we’d raised £70.19. Thanks to all.

Our coffee morning in Clapham on 13 April 2019 raised a much     appreciated £218.54.  Two weeks later, a hectic afternoon of serving tea and cake in Langcliffe on 28 April added £367.42 to this month’s fund-raising total.

Thanks to all who helped and all who supported us.

Thanks to everyone who supported our coffee mornings at Hellifield in February and High Bentham in March. We raised £185.90 and £270.30 respectively.


We ended 2018 on quite a high! Our coffee morning and Christmas Fair at Clapham on 8 December was a jolly event  which raised £510.30, followed by the annual Christmas Raffle draw (with winners listed on our ‘News’ page) and a ‘Jacob’s Join’ festive lunch for all our volunteers added excitement! Thanks to everyone who has helped at our events during 2018.

On top of this, we need to thank the Co-op Community Fund and all the local members who contributed to the massive sum of £3,624.62 that was presented to our President in Bentham to mark the end of our spell as one of the three chosen local charities for 2018. Huge thanks to all.

What a year!
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