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There are various ways you can help to raise money for our vital educational work whether its riding in a charity race, running the London Marathon or taking part in a clay shoot or auction near you - to find out more about what you can do please get in touch with Lucy in the events team on lucy-gibbs@countryside-alliance.org

Fundraising:

Morgan car enthusiast Jonathan is winner of our prize draw

Friday, 27 February 2015

I’m Jonathan and was lucky enough to win last year’s Countryside Alliance Morgan Car raffle draw. I’ve wanted one for ages but have had to make do with a 1979 MGB for a few years.
I saw a sky blue Morgan at a Game Fair five years ago and have got tickets for the draw ever since, one three years ago, three two years ago and three last year, the only way I could possibly own one at the moment.

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Apprenticeship Auction at the Savills Badbury Rings Point-to-Point

Friday, 13 February 2015

22 February - The popular Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point returns to Badbury Rings near Wimborne, Dorset with some of the most exciting horse racing of the season. Approximately 3,000 people attended in 2014, with 11 races, 200 entries and over 100 runners. The day’s huge success is also due to its family appeal, with local food stalls, terrier racing, a hound parade, a shopping village and the return of our popular apprenticeship auction (read on for more). The event features a licensed bar and bookmakers. More information from www.capointtopoint.org.uk

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9-10 May - "High Birds in May" - the Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot in Northumberland

Friday, 13 February 2015

Saturday May 9th & Sunday May 10th 2015 - the Whitfield Annual Clay Shoot at the beautiful Whitfield Estate in Northumberland. This event is a fundraiser for several charities including the Countryside Alliance. Read on for details.

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CA Virgin Money London Marathon team 2015: Training diaries

Friday, 6 February 2015

With 11 weeks to go until they line up for the 2015 London Marathon (26 April), three of our intrepid Marathon team give us an update on their training and fundraising efforts.

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20th June - Midsummer Blast at Minterne House

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Saturday 20th June - Midsummer Blast 2015 at Minterne (Formerly known as the Dorset Lobster Shoot). Henry and Sophie Digby are kindly hosting the 2015 Midsummer Blast at their home at Minterne. You are invited to bring a team of four guns to shoot and to dinner at Minterne House afterwards with wives and partners. The shoot will include the famous flying Gnats. Further details from Alison Hawes at alison-hawes@countryside-alliance.org or Tel: 01752 830430 or 07710 836806. Shooting will be from 12 noon and there will be a bar and BBQ available throughout the day. A drinks and dinner party will take place within Minterne House with drinks and canapés from 7.30pm and dinner at 8.30pm during which there will be an Auction of unique Lots.

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25th June - Newmarket Countryside Race Day

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Newmarket Countryside Alliance Race Day will take place again on Thursday 25th June 2015 on the stunning July Course. Once again there will be the Race for Repeal which is open to ten riders. To qualify to ride, you must be a Master, Huntsman or Subscriber to a pack of hounds and each rider is asked to raise a sum in sponsorship. The Alliance will set up sponsorship pages on the main web site to aid riders with this task. Lunch will be held in the Moorstyle Marquee, opposite the finishing line. Last year 360 supporters attended this event on a glorious day. Tickets are £65 per person which includes members entry to the course, race card, reception and lunch. If you are interested in taking part in the Race or attending the lunch, please contact William Burton at william-burton@countryside-alliance.org.

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27th February - the famous Thrusters Ball, Hampshire

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Thrusters Ball is on Friday 27th February at the Botleigh Grange Hotel, Southampton.  For more information and to book contact Alison Hawes on 01752 830430 or alison-hawes@countryside-alliance.org.

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Charlie Jardine

Please sponsor our Marathon team

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Fishing 4 Schools director Charles Jardine is leading our five-strong Virgin Money London Marathon team on Sunday 26th April and we would appreciate your support, so please sponsor now. The team also features Sophie Moate, Holly Bourne-Arton, Josh Woolley and Tori Udale. 

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London Wine Auction Dinner raises £185,000 for Countryside Alliance

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Countryside Alliance’s London Wine Auction Dinner on Wednesday night  (8 October) at the Victoria and Albert Museum was another record-breaking event, raising around £185,000 for the Alliance.
Three hundred guests tucked into a sumptuous meal, sponsored by Roxtons Field Sports, that included seared scallops, fillet of venison and a Fortnum & Mason cheese selection accompanied by superb wines.

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