Fundraising and Events

St Francis Animal Welfare Fundraising and Upcoming Events

Have a look at our upcoming fundraising events:

Summer Fun Day & Dog Show

Sunday 18th August 2019

Highbridge Farm, Highbridge Road, Brambridge, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 6HN

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Over £22,000 already raised by Dawn Bishop Taylor

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Summer Fun Day and Dog Show – Sunday 18 August 2019

Highbridge Farm, Highbridge Road, Brambridge, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 6HN

* 18 class fun dog show – over 2 show rings
* BBQ – including vegan options

* St Francis charity stalls
* Hot and cold refreshments
* Crafts stalls
* Kids games

*Giant Inflatable slide and Inflatable obstacle course
* Raffles and tombolas
* Other local charity fundraising stalls
* Ice-cream
* Churros and Crepes
* Homemade cakes

and much much much more!!

Dog show classes for St Francis Animal Welfare’s Summer Fun Day and Dog Show Gates open at 12 noon.

£1.50 per class. Payable in the ring, at the start of each class, on the day.

Classes are available for sponsorship – £25 per class. Classes can be sponsored in memory of a loved one or a pet or by businesses or individuals. Please email for more info.

Ring 1

12.30 – Best Puppy – Open to all breeds aged from 12 weeks to 18 months – Kindly sponsored by Queenez K9 Fertility

13.00 – Golden Oldies – Open to all breeds aged over 7 years -Kindly sponsored by Nevada Radio

13.30 – Prettiest bitch – Open to all breeds – female dogs only

14.15 – Handsomest dog – Open to all breeds – male dogs only – Kindly sponsored by Mrs Sarah J Hough In Loving Memory of Tamba

15.00 – Fancy dress – Open to all breeds of dogs in costume (!) Kindly sponsored by Kate Dale  and Penny Dale in Memory of Doug, who loved the Dog Show and would bark at the planes going over.

15.30 – Best child handler – Open to all breeds with a handler under the age of 14 years

16.00 – Scruffiest mutt – Open to all breeds -Kindly sponsored by Pete and Dawn Taylor

16.30 – Dog who looks most like it’s owner – Open to all breeds – Kindly sponsored by The Great British Bee Project

17.00 – Happiest Family – Open to 2 or more dogs from the same home

Ring 2

12..30 – Pampered Pedigree – Open to all breeds of pedigree dog

13.00 – Cutest crossbreed – Open to all crossed and mixed breed dogs -Kindly sponsored by Ingrid Cruse in memory of Teddy

13.30 – Best Bull-Breed – Open to all bull-breed dogs – Kindly sponsored by Helen Kerris Shaw in memory of Freddie Staffy
* Extra special prizes for this class *

14.00 – Super St Francis Animal Welfare dogs – Open to all dogs who were rescued by St Francis Animal Welfare – Kindly sponsored by Brian Race.

14.30 – Champion Rescue Dog – Open to all rescued dogs – Sponsored by Greenfield Insurance Services

15.15 – Jolliest Dog – Open to all breeds – Kindly sponsored in Memory of Joy Crowe who loved dogs

15.45 – Best Mover – Open to all breeds – Kindly sponsored by Mark and Alicja in memory of Toffo

16.15 – Kindest Eyes – Open to all breeds – Kindly sponsored by Maria’s  Cakes and Bakes

16.45 – Dog the judge would like to take home – Open to all breeds – Kindly sponsored by Tristar Computing

17.30 – BEST IN SHOW – Open to all 1st prize winners from all classes from both rings – Kindly sponsored by Lets Go Manor

17.45 – Raffle draw and other competition results announced


Gates at open midday until 6pm. Entrance £1 per adult, 50p per child. Dogs are FREE!! (Please note that dogs MUST be kept on lead and under full control at all times. Please remember poo bags and water for your pet) Parking is FREE (disabled parking available to Blue Badge holders)

Stall spaces are available to hire – please email our Event Coordinator on with any enquiries. Large discounts are available for other charities.

More info to follow…… Please share our event far and wide!



We would like to say a HUGE thank you to each and every person who made our 2018 Summer Fun Day possible.

All the dogs were true superstars in the show-ring and us judges had a very difficult time choosing the winners of each class. Best in Show was the extremely gorgeous Elvis – a Bluetick Coonhound rescue dog and Reserve Best in Show was won by Bluebell – a paraplegic rescue dog. Best Bull Breed was won by a stunning Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Kush and Super St Francis Dog was won by the lovely Lucie – who was one of seven Springer Spaniel puppies that we rescued here at St Francis during October 2017. All very well deserved winners.

Thank you to everyone who helped organise over the last few months, kindly donated items, baked us yummy cakes, volunteered their spare time to help set up last week and pack away again today, assisted with the animals at the shelter, manned stalls or helped with parking and also thank you to each and every one of our amazing supporters who attended and helped us raise the grand total of £6255.33 (and still a bit more to be added) !!! Plus loads of other charities who attended, made lots of pennies for their equally good causes too.

Special thank you to Henry Russell for allowing us the use of Highbridge Farm which has been a truly brilliant location for our event.

Christmas Fayre 2019

We always need Bric a brac, books,etc for our fundraising events and good quality items for Raffle and Tombola prizes.
Please call before bringing large quantities of items to the shelter.

St Francis Official Merchandise

Show your support for St Francis Animal Welfare by purchasing our merchandise.

Email us with your order to then pay via Paypal – please quote: SFAW Merchandise, your name and the item name.

Please can you donate to St Francis Animal Welfare?

We have a new easy way for you to donate – you can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 by text.

Just text SFAW16 and the amount you want to donate to 70070. For example if you wanted to donate £10 to us, you would text SFAW16 £10 and send to the number 70070.

Thank you – your support really is appreciated.


Recent successful events

Want to Volunteer?

To apply for volunteering please telephone the shelter or call in for an application form. All volunteers must be over 18.