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What a Wonderful Week!

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Clumberfest 2019 is officially over. We have just had our last time around the tables in the middle of the field having a drink,some eats a laugh and putting the world to rights. This is the 5th Clumberfest, we have had some good Clumberfests, but by my reckoning this was a GREAT Clumberfest.

We sold over 750 raffle tickets and as everything was donated, that is pure profit, put that together with the auctioned items and donations through the week we made a fantastic £1100 to use towards Clumber health!

Clumberfest doesn’t happen without a lot of work. Pam Sheppard has worked tirelessly before Clumberfest in getting donations and selling raffle tickets and also through the days here making sure things are just ticking over nicely and we have “happy campers”. Also many thanks to Lynn Peters who gave a great talk on IOHC which was received very well and opened many eyes to a new health issue appearing in Clumbers. Also to Adrian Peters who with Lynn sourced some fantastic prizes for the raffle. I am also grateful to Glenis Barlow, who so kindly donated items we have been auctioning and have had available to buy at Clumberfest and to Graham Underwood who donated a super Clumber figure that sold for £100! I mustn’t forget Paul Stockford and Julie Guest who help out in many ways through the days and wish them well for their wedding later in July. Lastly to my son William for brewing the Clumberfest Cider he produces every year that is enjoyed by many (including me) and adds to the coffers!

Finally I thank all of you who read these ramblings and support Clumberfest by coming (some of you from a long way) to Wiltshire and making it a great weekend, by supporting the events, the pub quiz, the Fun Show and readily part with your money in support of this great cause.

Two last things.

We have had many discussions over this weekend following the talk by Lynn Peters on IOHC. We have decided that the money will be spent on that topic in both raising the awareness of the problem and looking to see if it can be detected in a better was than a very expensive CT Scan examination, also how is this problem passed down the breeding lines. We’ll keep you informed of developments!

Secondly, a date for your diaries NOW.

Clumberfest 2020 will run from July 6th 2020 to July 13th 2020.

Camping from the 6th and the actual Clumberfest will be on July 11th and 12th. We are still deciding activities, but first thoughts are along the lines of “what’s involved in this showing malarkey” and “so you want to work your dog” aka “Dog training with dummies for dummies!”

Plus possibly a basic grooming demonstration and of course the obligatory walk and pub-quiz!

See you there!

If you have got this far well done and thank you.

Peter Shepppard, organiser

Clumberfest 2019 Auction

Here is the next Clumberfest auction item.
This is an original oil painting of Scarsdale Robin of Wintercleigh painted by WJ Slade in 1978.
The maximum dimensions are 22.5″ (570mm) wide by 27″ (690mm) tall.
This is a unique piece of artwork and is the only one in existence and I am very grateful to Glenis Barlow for donating it to the Clumberfest cause.
The frame needs a little TLC and I suspect with some careful (professional) cleaning the colours in the picture will regain their original vibrance.
Nevertheless a stunning picture and I think a starting bid of £50 is not unreasonable.
Please place your bids on the Clumberfest Facebook Page
The auction will close at 00.01 on the 8th July 2019.

More raffle prizes

Some fabulous raffle prizes added to the list, check out the raffle info page for more details –


Tuffies Dog Beds –

Quistel –

Lilys Kitchen –

Paul O Grady Dog Food –