Eighth Pup4Joy

It gives me great pleasure in sharing with you the latest news in our 4Joy Appeal. On the 14th November 2014 we reached another wonderful milestone by raising £45,000!

We are going to name our Eighth Guide Dog Pup4Joy Mattie and the name has been approved by the charity which is great news too.

In fact the appeal has just gone over £46,000 which is absolutely tremendous and thank you to everyone who has donated.


Forthcoming Events4Joy

March 2nd 2014

Bath Half Marathon

Mark Evans from Swindon is running4Joy in the Bath Half Marathon.

Thank you Mark and I hope everything goes well.


March 6th 2014

Crown Inn Stratton

The Crown Inn at Stratton, Swindon are holding a Charity Chinese Night in aid of our 4Joy Appeal.

It starts at 7.00p (last orders 9.30pm) it costs £7.95 a dish with £5 going to the appeal. They will also be holding a raffle.

To book a table call 01793-827530 or email thecrownstratton@gmail.com

Fundraising News

Thameswood Vets

Eastcott and Thameswood Vets in Swindon each entered a crew in the Dragon Boat Race Event organised by the Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club this summer.

Through sponsorship they raised £1,000 for the 4Pups4Joy Appeal. Thank you to the staff of the vets and everyone who sponsored the crews the money has taken our appeal to just under £14,000.


1st Stratton Cubs

1st Stratton Cubs

Thank you to 1st Stratton Cubs for raising £726 for the 4Pups4Joy Appeal with their help the appeal now stands at £12,000.

They raised the money through doing different sponsored events: runningthefamilyfunrun4Joy, walkingtheRidgeway4Joy, swimming4Joy, kickups4Joy, scootingtoschool4Joy, cycling4Joy just to name a few events.

Most of the cubs had met Joy when we visited them to do a talk about Guide Dogs and we do appreciate all their hard work and determination.




It is with great delight that I can announce that we have reached an important milestone in the 4Pups4Joy Appeal to raise £20,000.

We have reached the half way point in the appeal by raising just over £10,000 and have Named2Pups4Joy.

The first puppy is being named Joy(of course) and the second one Fletcher.

I would like to say a great big thank you who has generously donated to our appeal and without your help and support we would be a long way from our target.

It is amazing that we have raised £10,000 since August of this year which is far better than I imagined.



Fundraising News

St Leonards School Blunsdon

St. Leonards CofE School Council with Alan and Shirley Fletcher and Julia Barlow with her guide dog Della.

St. Leonards CofE Primary School in Blunsdon opened a stationery store in their school for ten weeks and sold pencils, erasers and rulers, and raised £379 4Joy. There could be some budding entrepreneurs here!

Thank you for your wonderful ingenuity.

Year 9 of Churchfields Academy in Swindon held a non-uniform day and raised £220 4Joy.

Thank you for your kind support.


A FunQuizNight4Joy – Monday 7th October 2013

The Village Inn Liddington

7pm to start promptly at 7.30pm at The Village Inn, Liddington, Swindon SN4 0HE

The quiz is loosely based upon Family Fortunes so you don’t need a high intellect just a sense of fun. £12 to enter a team (max 4 people).

For more details and to enter a team call Kaye on 01793-487869 or get in touch via email.