Snapshots of some, not all, of our past events.

Ex Wolfwood Ellie brought owner Alicja to meet us.

Miss Teen Morecambe had a turn on our Chocobola stall.

Bowerham Brownie Alice’s stall was selling wonderful bird feeders - the nuts were bought from our charity shop.  from

We had a lot of fun being next to Lancaster & Morecambe Animal Studies stall at Piccadilly Summer Fair. 14/6/14


Barefest’s theme was Poppies, in Remembrance of the Great War. 7/6/14


Kerrie & Gill completed the Three Peaks Challenge for us. Thanks girls!  21/6/14


Myerscough College students taking part in a Sponsored Dog Walk with Wolfwood dogs, before being shown some of the tiny hedgehogs from the wildlife unit. It was a very hot day!  18/6/14. Huge thanks for the £365.27 we received.

Wolfwood Family Day Out with

Fun Dog Show - 13th July 2014

Best in Show was won by Tank who brought his owners from near Darwen in East Lancs to support us.

Best Rescue class being judged by Wolfwood’s Stephen & family.

Bay Vets hogged a tree for some shelter for their stall.

Horus Birds of Prey are always popular.

Some of the animals from Lancaster & Morecambe Animal Studies Dept. who managed to stay cool.

At the end of a long day the Wolfwood Gang  were still smiling.


Wolfwood/ Save A Pet  Fun Dog Show .

                        Festival Market, Morecambe-  20 Sept 2014

                           We are grateful to Dani (Market Dep. Manager) for her efficient organisation.

Best Crossbreed Winners

Best Veteran Winners

Dog Most Like It’s Owner

Best Rescue Dog Winners

Fancy Dress Winner.


Adam Clark in the Berlin Marathon raised £220 for Wolfwood. A wonderful effort. Thank you Adam! 28/9/14


Completed in 3h 31 m

30 Oct

Stephen was invited to speak at the Women’s Fellowship at Torrisholme Methodist Church, where he received a cheque donation and lots of Dog goodies as a result of the Harvest Festival . Harley, one of Stephen’s own dogs, decided to snore through part of it!


8 Nov

Tesco, Carnforth were among generous people who donated trout &

salmon to aid Harriet Otter’s recovery before she was returned to Coniston.


Lane’s Vets & clients generously collected dog food in their 3 practices leading up to     Christmas. Stephen, Dan, Elton & Betty pictured receiving the gifts.

Bagpacking & Carol Singing at Sainsbury’s, Garstang just before Christmas. We are thrilled to be their charity for the year.


Next  Christmas the photos taken of our dogs with donated gifts will not be taken on just one camera, then should the memory card be accidentally lost, we will still have some ! Sincere apologies! The toys are thoroughly enjoyed out in the field though.

Cohen’s Chemist, Morecambe adopted Wolfwood as their charity for 2014/15. They raised a magnificent total of £1154.43 - fantastic, thank you so much girls!                           





Barry Davies from Birmingham  completed the Coventry Half Marathon for Wolfwood on Sunday 1st March. He raised £342.50. Fantastic to receive such support, huge thanks Barry.

 

Bay Vets veterinary surgeon Paul Higton handed over 10 sponsored personalised fantastic jackets to Stephen, Dan & Peter. They are of huge benefit. Bay Vets take care of our animals…and the staff! Mar’15


Tori Nixon celebrated her birthday by running her first ever (London) marathon. She raised £242.95 for us, she divided the total amount raised between 2 charities. Pictured with her supportive Mum, Pauline.

Helen Painter, who adopted a Wolfwood dog, also completed the same event and raised a staggering £855.

 Massive thanks to both!

Morecambe Carnival Parade 2015

It was a bit far to walk for one of our very young, but large puppies!

Axa Insurance (Bolton) staff volunteers came and spent a day as part of their community service.

Some were challenged more than they were expecting, especially with assisting in the extension of the wildfowl pond, but we think (!) they enjoyed themselves and were certainly a huge help!

May ‘15



Paw licking Christmas Chicken Dinners!

The Royal @ Heysham Charity Dog Show raised £450.52 for Wolfwood on 7th June. It was a very hot day! Huge thanks to organisers Juli & Charles Scanlon and the very accommodating Landlord of the Royal, Joe Walker. A very pleasant event. Thank you.

Silverdale Dog Show 2015

The entry fee of £64 for the Best Rescue class was kindly donated to Wolfwood. 13th June


Volunteer Angela spent time in Matalan, Morecambe & collected £83.76 while raising awareness. - 23 May.  At other times she can be found in our charity shops.


Best in Show with Judge Dave from Bay Dogwalkers and magnificent organiser Juli, presenting the amazing trophy.


Our stall at the annual

 Barefest - 13th June


Wolfwood is the Charity of the Year, for the 2nd year running, at Sainsbury’s in Garstang. During May a competition was held to Name the Puppy. The winning name was Elsa.

Elsa was also in need of a home. Store manager Mike & Elsa found they were very well matched!

Stuart completed the Liverpool  Half Marathon on behalf of Wolfwood - raising £167 - a brilliant achievement! Thank you so much.  

14 June




14 June

Staff & supporters of Sainsbury’s, Garstang on their sponsored dogwalk for Wolfwood.

In August our third shop opened in Lentworth Dr, Lancaster.

Lots of books and quality bargains on offer!



Wolfwood Annual Family Day with Fun Dog Show

12 July 2015 , Ryelands Park, Lancaster.

Thanks to public votes we received a huge box of ‘Beautiful Joe’s’ treats. Hetty was very patient with one of the tins!

Sept.

Asda, Morecambe - Wolfwood was nominated & won the public vote winning £200. Jenny from Asda presenting staff Chris, Dan & Dianne. 8/15

Wolfwood staff with loyal supporter Bulldog Marshall.

Ex Wolfwood Penny was advertising us.

Crossbreed Bruce was one of a litter of puppies born at the centre. He’s a laid back sort of chap.

Wolfwood is very appreciative of all events held for us.

If appropriate please send a photo and we will aim to include it on this page.

It’s exhausting being ‘Most Handsome’!

Ex Wolfwood Sonny is sorry he got a bit excited!

Judging ‘Best Rescue’.

Riding with Bigland Hall ponies.

Morecambe Classic Bike Club rider Ted &  Shem are welcome visitors

An impressive collection of birds from the Corio Raptor centre at Higher Bentham.

Martyn from Dogs for the Disabled gave   an interesting demonstration.

Judging at one of the 16 classes.

Wolfwood Christmas Fair. Marshall raises funds for Bulldog Rescue & we are very pleased he supports us too. He always enters into the spirit of the event! £2202.50 raised!


Marshall, here with shop volunteer Debi, raised funds for us by offering kisses!



Sue, from Garstang Sainsbury’s, delivering some of £2.500 + worth  of food donated since we became  their charity. Staff Peter received the goods.



Lush ( cosmetics with a conscience) held a charity pot day for us.


We were invited to be part of the Tree Festival in Morecambe Parish Church. Pupils from St John’s Primary School, Silverdale took time and effort to decorate it  - original & fantastic!


Our calendars were on sale at a no of local shops & Bay Vets.

The public successfully voted for us to receive dogs leads and embroidered hats from  http://www.gentleleads.com

Lenny & Rex are modelling them.


Some of the many gifts received for Christmas 2015. Jasper was just

waiting for a toy to be thrown. Jack & Jill helped opening them.  


LUSH beauty products in Lancaster held a charity event for us 22/23rd Mar. Wolfwood volunteers were there for both days and on Sunday, staff Chloe, Peter & Chris called in with Polly, Kay & Spud, to offer support.

Year 7 student James (Ripley St Thomas Academy, Lancaster),completed a sponsored cycle ride from our kennels to Preston and back, as his community project for school. Younger brother  Charles & Dad Mark went with him. It was very cold, wet & windy!

Huge thanks, very well done. 22/03/14


The severe storms in February caused damage to our wildlife pens, we also lost some trees and a goose. 02/ 2014.


Morecambe Carnival 4 May 2014 - the first carnival for 15 yrs, it was a huge success & we’ll be back next year.

Wolfwood’s Resource Manager Lindsey receiving the unsold Sport Relief dog toys from Delia Liver at Sainsbury’s, Morecambe. 29/04/14

Cindy decided that once the parade was over, she was ready for home!

Bay Vets showed their support of

us on their creative  & fantastic float.

Morecambe Carnival 2014

Jade (L) completed the Liverpool Half Marathon (2hrs 3mins) and raised £138 for Wolfwood, very well done, thank you so much. Pictured outside the Liver Building. 23/03/14


Newton Rigg College Country Event   was a wet day, but a good atmosphere. One of their students has been on placement at Wolfwood. 11/5/14


Bay Vets Garden Party 18 May 2014

Wolfwood’s Lindsey assisting Vet Kate with judging the Best Rescue Class.

Ex Wolfwood Dizzy came to say hello.

Saturday 29th June - Water Wipeout (10k obstacle race) - small issue of her almost drowning during the first long swim but she survived and was ready for the next challenge.


Sunday 7th July - Lakeland Trail Marathon (26 miles)- ‘Hottest day of the year’ so far, struggled with the heat but finished in just over 4 ½ hours.


Saturday 3rd August -Total Warrior (10k obstacle race)- Ran in a red morph suit with her sister (Don’t ask!) completed the course in just over 2 hours 6 mins,


Sunday 4th August - Total Warrior (10 mile obstacle race) -completed in 1 hour 47 mins, finished 4th lady and was overall 83 out of 1098 competitors


Sunday 25th August- Cockerham Triathlon (350m swim, 14.5k bike ride and 5k Run)


Saturday 2nd November- ‘Hell up North’ (12 mile natural obstacle course in Delamere Forest), she finished the course with a time of 2hrs 1min and 51sec. Competed against 2,010 nutters in what was a very wet and muddy challenge, Mel came past the post in 88th place overall and was 3rd lady out of 560.

Magnificent thanks for a Mega donation from Madcap Mel !

Mel from Heysham  recently handed over a fantastic £677 after completing a summer of physical challenges in aid of Wolfwood. The list is exhausting to read.

Supporters Mary and Norman celebrated their 80th birthdays and donated £50 to Wolfwood in lieu of presents. They are here with Linds ( left Staff) & Greta (2nd right shop volunteer) when they presented the cheque, having first manned the cake stall at our Christmas Fair. Huge thanks for all your support.  

Our Christmas Fair, which raised a magnificent £2074.27. On the right are some of our regular & dedicated shop volunteers, who manned some stalls.


Our Christmas Fair 2013

Some of the volunteers from Axa (with staff Dan) who spent the day walking dogs and painting the kennels - a much needed job, but extremely difficult to organise when we are always over full. The Axa gang were fantastic and Axa donated the materials too! A huge thank you. 4/10/13


Wolfwood Annual Family Day Out

& Fun Dog Show 2013

Huge thanks to everyone who came and supported our Annual Day Out and Fun Dog Show. We had a record 362 entries for the show and saw a lot of very happy ex Wolfwood dogs. All helpers and volunteers were fantastic and made the day a huge success.                                             14/7/13

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Fun Dog Show in aid of Wolfwood and Save A Pet held at Morecambe Festival Market. We are very grateful to Danielle and her staff at the market for the ease of organising the event.21/9/13

Winners of the Best Child Handler.

Best in Show - handsome Pig, with owner Caroline.


Some of the acts who formed the Wolfwoodstock Live Music event held in the Gregson Centre, Lancaster on 18th May. It was a packed event and thoroughly enjoyed, organised by Jill Abbott and friends and raised a magnificent £777.52. Huge thanks for all the effort and organisation Jill.

The Convulsions

Rory Charles

Ben Cashell


Wolfwood are thrilled to receive £183.89 from the  Table Top Sale held by Rebecca, James and Kyle in Heysham. The venue, on the forecourt of Launderama and hair x change, attracted a lot of support and it stayed fine. We are very grateful and the money will go towards saving more animals who need a second chance. Thanks guys, very well done! 29/6/13


Candy and Jack, winners of the raffle held at the Pet Portrait Day at WCF Pet & Equestrian store , Claughton.

The raffle raised £52.14 for Wolfwood.


 Thank you to the staff for organising it. Candy & Jack opened their own prize!  15/6/13



Sincere thanks to Kelda who completed the Great North Swim in Windermere for Wolfwood. She trained for months and



raised a fantastic £324.03.

Very well done Kelda.

Huge respect! 16/6/13.

Amber inspecting some the many many gifts!

Some of the many Christmas morning volunteer dog walkers.

Riko isn’t too sure!

Tom in permanent foster care didn’t

miss out!

We received loads of new knitted  jackets.

Some of the Christmas morning volunteers included staff from the Headway Hotel.

Ralph out playing with the  Christmas toys.

Tazer, Duke, Bailey & Linky showing off their new coats.

Elton, ready to run

with his toy.

Saxon wasn’t for letting anyone near his toy.

Ex Wolfwoody Buster ran off with Bailey’s ball - he wasn’t standing for that!.

Santa Paws Shoebox Appeal 2013


Betty decided to play rugby instead!

Saxon and Elton - think the view is wasted on them!

Stephen took along Harley and Bambi to be part of  the Assembly at Morecambe Road School, Morecambe, they were very popular with the students. 20/01/14.


A VERY cold and wet       Morecambe Carnival May 2016

Sainsbury’s staff at Garstang raised funds for us for two years - 2014 -’16. Huge thanks to them all !

The Manager has very kindly allowed the dog food collections

In store to continue.


Not everyone takes their purchases home from our shop in a bag! Mar’16

Staff member Dianne used her skydive birthday present from the staff to raise funds for Wolfwood - very brave Di - huge thanks! Mar’16

Wonderful Marshall (and Allwyn) raising funds for us - Marshall in his Kiss A Bully booth. Mar’16


Ex Wolfwood Dandy became a Pets for Therapy Dog, well done Dandy!  Feb’16

Volunteer Sammi helping create Valentine gifts with Sainsbury’s staff, Morecambe, in aid of Wolfwood.                                                                                   Feb’16

Fantastic donation of a new dog bath - being used for the first time. Jan’16



Sainsbury’s Morecambe fund raised for us for a year,they presented staff Chris & Dan with £3645.50. We are grateful to all who helped generate this fantastic amount. The instore dog food collection is ongoing. Thank you.  May’16


Royal Dog Show @ Heysham

in aid of Wolfwood.,  


12 June’16

Best in Show, with judges.


Grateful thanks to Sue who generously donates her time and skills with  some of the photos on here.

Family Day & Fun Dog Show 2016 Ryelands Park, Lancaster.

Bay Vet employee Charlotte’s day with the charity included a bit of pooch pampering.

  Bay Vets Charity Day 5th Sept. Wolfwood’s Dan (right) receives a scrummy hamper for the staff   from Bay Vets Senior Vet Mr Bottom (centre) with Bay Radio’s Cooky.


Spike - 2nd Best Rescue class.

Wolfwood’s Founder/Manager Stephen with Dave, MC for the show.

Staff Lindsey & Chris completed the charity canal walk from Bolton le Sands to Glasson Dock & back.               24 Sept’16

   Dog Walk & Show with Piccadilly Support Services  27 Aug’16


Dave & Dougal walked Hadrian’s Wall Walk in memory of past dogs & in aid of Wolfwood.

 



84miles/10days!

Fantastic.

Thank you!

Sept’16


Wolfwood & Save A Pet Dog Show, Morecambe Festival Market.Sept 2016


Nathan completed the Three Peaks Challenge (Ingleborough, Whernside & Pen-e-ghent) in 10hrs & handed over £85 for Wolfwood to Dan (staff). Very well done Nathan, thank you, a fantastic achievement!


In Nov’16, unsold items from our charity shops, due to be disposed of, were washed, packed & taken to Battambeng Hospital, Cambodia. Newborn babies are dying through lack of clothes, hats & bedding. Jenny, (nurse in ICU at Royal Lancaster Infirmary & cousin of WW founder Stephen) transported them when she visited to help train medical staff there.


Staff & volunteers

Christmas Day 2016

Grateful thanks to all who gave gifts for our animal  residents (& staff!) Over

the festive period.

Some of the many donated Christmas treats - Thank you to everyone for your generosity.

University of Lancaster Thai graduates present £404.30 to Wolfwood representatives at our Bowerham charity shop. Funds were raised through a social enterprise scheme.

A team of Lancaster University students raised £103.41 - pictured outside our Hala shop.

March 2017


 April’17


If you are planning on raising funds for us - thank you so much, it all helps towards the welfare of all the animals and birds we care for.

If you will take a photo of the event and send it to heather@wolfwood.co.uk and we will add it to this page.

Thank you to everyone who takes the time & effort to support Wolfwood.

Our Annual Family Day with Fun Dog Show & Vintage Fair July 2012

Ted and Shem from Morecambe Classic Bike Club, collecting on behalf of Hounds for Heroes.

Nellie 2nd in Best Crossbreed.

Dave (right) from “best of lancaster” wondering what he’d volunteered for by being MC!

Judging the Best Rescue class.

Short video clip of the day!

Katie, Harvey, Donna and Debbie, ready to leave Hest Bank on the Cross Bay Walk, going across to Flookburgh.  A long 11 miles against the wind and some aching muscles afterwards!       

Very Well done!

Thank You.

Donna & Debbie have handed over £220, with more to follow. Grateful thanks to them & also Bowerham Spar customers for their contributions too.

Walked the Bay for Wolfwood. 15th July 2012


Sarah completed the Lancaster Marathon in June, she presented £454.26 to Wolfwood Trustee Heather.   Bailey didn’t want to be left out!

Thank you so much for all your efforts Sarah,  

 we are very grateful.


A Marathon for Wolfwood!

Judging at the Fun Dog Show Carnforth Gala 4th June ’12


Bay Vets Garden Party 12 May’ 2012

 (All rescue dogs)

Stephen being interviewed for Bay Radio at Bay Vets.



 TEDDY, as the mascot for Highgrove U14’s Football Team, Lancaster. Eight year old Teddy has been with us a year, he is photographed outside our popular charity shop.

A huge THANK YOU to the anonymous benefactor of the new strip!

Feb 2012 -Teddy has settled happily into a new home!

Our Founder / Manager Stephen, was presented with certificates by the Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Paul Woodruff. The charity was voted as the “Most Loved Charity in the Country”,  Votes were by public testimonial to “the best of lancaster” who ran the competition leading up to Valentine’s Day. We are pleased to be promoted by Dave from  

‘BEST of LANCASTER’

Lancaster’s Mayor             

visits Wolfwood.


Ex Wolfwood dogs put on a good show at the Dog Olympics, Lancaster Leisure Park, sponsored by Hest Bank Kennels, in aid of Cancercare and Wolfwood. 27 May 2012.

Monty 3rd in Best Rescue

Bradley - Best in Show &  Best Puppy

Paddy & Lily won numerous prizes.


Charlie and Billie put up an excellent show on behalf of rescue dogs!! No room for anymore rosettes ! Note the medals on the wall.


 Morecambe Classic Bike Club  Pet Food Run 1st May 2011.Morecambe to Knott End, Glasson Dock and back to Wolfwood collecting items and funds along the way. We are very grateful and appreciative of their friendly & continued support.

Judging at one of the ten dog classes.


Wolfwood receives celebrity support.

Television presenter Chris Packham is a wildlife expert, photographer and author. His latest stage show, "A Wild Life Exposed" was performed at The Platform, Morecambe on 3rd December.

Chris met Wolfwood founder/manager Stephen before the event and promoted us in his presentation.



Richard handing over £590 to Wolfwood’s Founder and Manager Stephen, as a result of fundraising and a sponsored Four Peak’s Climb. A fantastic achievement, thank you so much. August 2011

Family Fun Day and Dog Show 2011 Sunday  31st July Ryelands Park, Lancaster.


Ex Wolfwood dog Barney lives in Wray.

This is the 4th year his family have collected for Wolfwood at the Annual Scarecrow Festival  April - May 2012. Thank you to the Bond Family.


Morecambe Super Bowl organised and sponsored a Family Fun Night to raise funds after the shop fire. When the new shop opened Wolfwood Founder/Manager Stephen was presented with a fantastic £580. We’ve had requests to hold another in the future, it was such  a good night! Sincere thanks to all who made it possible.


Save A Pet & Wolfwood Fun Dog Show, Festival Market, Morecambe.

   22 September 2012

Click rosette for Video.

ITV Emmerdale’s Rev Jude Watson (Actor  Andy Wear) called in on our opening weekend to offer support.

Andy with Wolfwood Staff Chris and Dan and

two of our regular customers.

New shop opening - weekend 26/27th October 2012

Wolfwood staff had just locked up at 4pm when there was an explosion from the garage next door. No one was hurt.

It took the fire service 3 hrs to gain control of the fire. Eight engines were there at one point. Gas canisters and three cars were obstacles the fire crew had to work round.

Views through the windows the morning after. The roof and back wall are damaged and WET!

Our new shop opened a month later, further along the road, opposite  Moorside Primary School.

The shop frontage looks remarkably undamaged and belies the drama  that went on behind it. The  garage next door is gutted and so is the corner shop on the far side. Initial thoughts are that all the buildings will be demolished.

We are hugely indebted to the rescue services, thank you is very inadequate.

Shop Fire - Wednesday 19th Sept 2012


Members of Morecambe Classic Bike Club who braved the elements on a pet food run for us on 28 April’13. (Pictured having  a well deserved cuppa.) They handed over

 goods & donations collected along the way. Their friendly, generous & continued support is much appreciated. Thank you all.

Students from Lancaster & Morecambe College’s ‘Path to Work’ group presented Stephen with a cheque for  £113.71, the result of  fundraising events.

Thank you for all your fantastic efforts, every donation helps. 3/6/13



Huge thanks to Heysham Power Stations for raising a staggering £1950.94 over the 3 month period of October - December 2012. Wolfwood was the Winter Charity.

Kirstie Dewhurst is seen handing over the cheque to Stephen and Dan at the kennels. Thank you so much.


Linda, from Bay Vets Pet Boutique, Lancaster, with ex Wolfwoodie Yogi who came 2nd in the Best Rescue Class at Cancercare's Fun Dog Show 16th Feb ‘13. Yogi and his brother were 2 days old when they were taken in by Wolfwood and then hand reared. They are both happily homed. Well done Yogi (and  Linda - love the wellies!)



Lune Valley Dog Training Club hand over a mammoth £3500 to Wolfwood’s Founder and Manager Stephen. Huge thanks to all who helped raise the amazing amount during 2012 and for your continued support. It makes a significant difference to our future plans for improving the service we give our wonderful dogs. Well done!



“I can see - thank you!”


Seven year old Flip was dumped at Wolfwood over Christmas (one of many), but Flip had cataracts in both eyes making him blind. He has been adopted, and on 30 January had surgery to his right eye, he is now adjusting to being able to see and is making up for lost time. On the Vets recommendation he will not be undergoing further surgery. Thank you to all who contributed towards his operation. The excess will go to help our other dogs in need.

Ayden and his family adopted Dave (on the right), one of our senior dogs. Ayden & friends had a cake day at their school, Skerton High  & raised a fantastic £100 for Wolfwood. Ayden (and Dave, renamed Ted) are pictured handing over the cheque to Stephen. A wonderful effort and huge thanks to all who helped. Well done Ayden.

          You are a STAR!


Wildlife TV personality & naturalist Chris Packham, returned to the Platform, Morecambe on his latest tour - Chris Packham’s Wild Night Out. He presented his latest collection of exquisite images. During his talk he endorsed  the work done at Wolfwood.



Graham Clark, friend  Suzanne Dunn and Lindsey Higham ( Graham’s sister), who took part in the Keswick to Barrow Walk- 11 May 2013 on behalf of Wolfwood. They took 10.44 hrs (7 of it in the rain!). Think they  more than  earned some refreshment! Very well done, thank you.

Thank you to the children of Ryelands School, Lancaster, who raised £92.38 with a car boot stall for us.  Six of our rescue hens were adopted by the school recently and are a huge success. The money raised will buy new feeders for our hens. Well done Ryelands ! 8/6/13




Ex WW Mikey at Wray Scarecrow                                       Festival May’16