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PAST EVENTS

Love Pugs Day 2012 (Gallery)

(EVENT SPONSORS & BENEFICIARIES)

On Sunday 12th of February 2012, the 3rd Annual ‘Love Pugs Day’ was held at Walkhaven Dog Park in Johannesburg. The event, which is organised by Johannesburg based NPO Judd and Clawds’ Helping Hands, was a resounding success and a fun day in the sun for humans and dogs alike. Most importantly, it attracted over 700 dog lovers to the park and raised a record amount of funds (compared to the previous 2 years) for this years chosen beneficiary - Wetnose Animal Shelter.

The day was choc a block with things to do and see - we had a jumping castle and face painting to keep the children busy as well as many stands selling doggy as well as human goodies for those who like to shop. Wagtail set up a gazebo and gave demonstrations in their speciality ‘K9 Yoga’ and doggy massages - this was something which captured the interest of guests as almost no one has ever seen or heard of such a thing! With your doggy doing yoga with you, there are no more excuses for skipping your workouts!

The highlight of the day was the ‘doggy wedding ceremonies’ competition. We set a romantic scene with hearts and flowers and our doggy grooms looked the part in their bow ties next to the lovely doggy brides with their flowing white veils. People crowded around the wedding scenes, oohing and aahing over the blushing couples as proud ‘parents’ looked on. Of course not all of them had a choice and our little pug-Chihuahua cross didn’t look too enamoured about her new husband Gizmo (Sorry Lola!). If it weren't for someone doing their business on the pug-podium, the weddings would have gone off perfectly but alas, dogs will be dogs and that's why we love them. Professional photos were taken of all the contestants and the winner of ‘best couple’ will be judged on the Helping Hands facebook group.

Raffles played a bit part in the day and since we had so many amazing prizes - it ended up being quite the competitive event with happy and disappointed faces alike as we called out the winning numbers at the end of the day. The prizes were generously sponsored by Rogz, Petsure, Complete Pet, Montego, Alicatbodyfun and Cresta Hotels (who sponsored the ultimate prize that everyone was vying for - a weekend getaway to one of their luxury hotels in Bostwana!). Snack baskets were provided by Walkhaven and those who were not running after their excitable hounds could be seen languidly enjoying a picnic on the grass over a civilised glass of wine or two.

Love Pugs Day 2012 was the third of its kind and one of many events in which we enjoyed the support of over a hundred people. This year our beneficiary was Wet Nose Animal Rescue Centre, a registered ‘right to life’ animal rescue organisation located just outside Rayton, east of Pretoria. Wetnose is currently home to over two hundred rescued animals and our hope for the event was not just to raise funds, but to generate awareness for this unbelievable organisation that gives all these abandoned and lost animals a second chance at life.

Without the combined efforts of Jade Ollis, Stephen Leinberger, Claudia and Judd Sherrin, Melinda Van Blerk and Kevin Roberts this event would not have been the success that it was, and we felt so privileged to have been able to provide for Wetnose the support that we have. We hope to achieve the same if not better successes in future and hope to see you all there, please support us: for Pugs’ sake!

- Written by Jade Ollis

SpOoKy Halloween (Event Gallery) and (JHBLive Gallery)

(EVENT SPONSORS & BENEFICIARIES)

Thank you to those of you who attended and supported this PAWSOME event on Saturday the 29th of October! WOW! What a night! And we were able to raise (with your help) R 13 305.00
What a fun night that was had by all! We had so many spooky Halloween characters joining us, everyone looked FANTASTIC! We started off the night with a DELICIOUS dinner which was catered for all(everyone complimented us on the food - thank you to the Schwabinger Stuben Restaurant schwabingerjhb@gmail.com for out-doing yourselves!).

All monies raised will be donated to HAWs (www.haws.co.za); 4Paws (www.4ourpaws.co.za) and TEARS (www.tears.org.za)

Roxy Blows, who presents her own animal show on MixFM (www.mixfm.co.za) - co produced by Judd & Clawds Helping Hands kicked off the night for us by getting the audience ready for the fancy dress competition! Winners received an awesome prize sponsored by the Puzzle Pro (www.thepuzzlepro.co.za) which included DEAD Riding Hood - Best female, Freddy - Best male and Riff Raff and Magenta - Best couple. Thank you to Sinderella’s Costume Hire for offering a 10% discount to all of out guests (www.costumehire.co.za). Well Done! And our Spooky make-up was done by the Make-Up Issue in Northcliff! All we can say is WOW! Our make-up was amazing, thank you Jillian (082 821 7020 - (www.themakeupissue.com). We also had JHBLive there, so go and have a look at the photos www.jhblive.co.za

Our stunning professional photographs were taken by Louise Lacante (louiselacante@gmail.com) who has always been a great Helping Hands sponsor, who creates all of our flyers, the Dog Days Calendar and even designed out Helping Hands logo!

SPOOKY décor was done by Happily Ever After Weddings (www.heaweddings.co.za) and what a treat it was! And who better to bring down the party that DJ Stewart Pawley (082 451 3009) who had us dancing till (as I predicted) we would be chased home! Thank you guys!

An awesome cake was donated by Annica’s Cakes which was an exact replica of the Spooky Halloween flyer we had, this was for all of those who shared their birthdays with us on the night! (www.anicas.co.za)

Each guest received a gift bag, to say thank you! Each bag included magazines from Animal Talk (www.animaltalk.co.za), SA Pet Pages magazines (www.sapetpages.co.za) and Cleo Mag (www.cleomag.co.za), gorgeous South African flag false eyelashes for the ladies from (www.eyelashcentral.co.za, Doggee and Kittee Snax (Contact Sharne sharne@doggeesnax.com or order yours from Helping Hands today (www.helpinghandssa.co.za), Maxhealth samples and cool Rogz key chains (www.rogz.co.za). As well as a 20 minute free dance class at The Rhythm Dance Studio in Cresta and a small treat from Blossoms Online Pet Store (www.blossoms.co.za)
Lots of raffles, spot prizes and auctions were held on the night including: Dog Friendly accommodation such as Apricot Hill Farm (www.apricothill.co.za), Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat (www.bokouga.co.za), De Kothuize (www.graaffreinet.co.za), A Paradise Found (www.sea-view.co.za) and Pet friendly (www.petfriendly.co.za).

Adding to this we have prizes from Walkhaven Dog Park (www.walkhaven.co.za), The Herbal Pet (www.theherbalpet.co.za), Maxhealth Pet diet (www.maxhealth.co.za), The Indaba hotel (www.indabahotel.co.za), Protea Hotels (www.proteahotels.co.za), Tory’s Tattoos 079 579 7385, A Dog’s Life Pet accessories (www.dogslife.co.za), Planet Party kiddies decor (www.planetparty.co.za), De-Li Baby Shoes (www.de-li-shoes.co.za), Living Yoga (www.livingyoga.co.za), Bob Martin hamper (www.bobmartin.co.za), Max Studio professional photography (www.maxstudios.co.za), Noogie Cookie Dough (www.noogieville.co.za)

With an awesome dance show by Rhythm Dance Studio in Cresta and a 20 minute free dance lesson for EACH guest! Thank you charism@electrovision.co.za

Thank you to sponsors such as Camera Press for printing our full colour pamphlets (www.camerapress.co.za), GY Graphics for always printing our business cards for us (www.gygraphics.co.za), Online advertising A Pet’s Life Online pet store (www.apetslife.co.za), Dave - Owner of Tangent Solutions for our web design (www.tangentsolutions.com) and Evan Beitz from Airlock for hosting our website (www.airlock.co.za) and Randburg Midas (www.midasrandburg.co.za)

Please make sure to join our page on Facebook Judd & Clawds Helping Hands to view all of the STUNNING photographs from the night! And we hope to see you at our next big event, which will be the Cesar’s Way SA Magazine (Cesar Millan the Dog Whisperer) launch on the 3rd of March 2012 to be held at Walkhaven Dog Park! For more info please contact Judd or Clawds on advertising@cesarsway.co.za


Love Pugs Day 2011 at Walkhaven Dog Park (Gallery)

This year was the marking of our second Love Pugs day for Valentines day in aid of HAWS - Hartebeespoort Animal Society. What a better way to spend a day of love, than with your best friends!!! Along with the day we had a few stalls selling a variety of products such as Recipe Jars. We had a VERY friendly kissing booth where guests were able to give rescues from the shelters lots of love and kisses. A successful adoption was made on the day and Helping Hands was able to raise R2,389.00 for the shelter.


Christmas Cheese & Wine Tasting at Walkhaven Dog Park (Gallery)

We would just like to start off by thanking everyone who attended and helped us in making this event possible. Without your support none of it would have been possible.

WOW where does one begin to start writing about such an amazing evening. For those who were not able to make it to the event let us try paint a picture for you of the evening and atmosphere at Walkhaven Dog Park.

Guests arrived to a warm welcome by the Helping Hands team at the front desk where they were informed about raffles, competitions and shown to their seats. The venue was set up in a warm and welcoming Christmas theme. Each guest received their own gift bag waiting for them at their seats which included various reading materials, magazines, brochures, vouchers, doggee & kittee snax and even human snacks! Thank you to all of our sponsors for all of your donations!

The evening was kicked off by our very own MC, Judd, who wasted no time in welcoming every one and thanking every one for their support as well as informing everyone why this event was put together and who it was in aid of and the importance of raising as much funds as possible. A delicious Walkhaven specialty buffet meal was then served, tasty dessert included!

A few raffles where drawn and prizes handed out, the atmosphere was electric, what a lovely bunch of people, and the venue was fully book. No matter where you looked you would see tables full of old friends and new ones sharing in conversation and laughter.

Guests where then treated to the opportunity to have their pictures taken in the Christmas room with Mr and Mrs. Santa Claws AKA Paws, Sox & Cleo - who were our Christmas mascots for 2010, which was a great success and tons of fun had, as you can see in the pictures.

Then came the moment so many people had been looking forward to, the wine and cheese tasting which lived up to even the finest wine connoisseur’s tastes. Wines such as Nederburg (fifa collection wines), Calais and KWV all tantalised our tastebuds.

In between all that was going on there where spot prizes of wines, stay aways at pet friendly accommodations all over SA, and more raffles. Not to mention the incredible auctions of fantastic prizes such as Plume duvets & Sabastabean designer Babywear.

And to end the night off or should I say start it up, there was a BRILLIANT live band performance by 7 Car Pileup who played to the crowds enjoyment late into the evening. There was plenty of dancing and sing-along’s.

We would have to conclude that the event was a great success and complete enjoyment for all that attended.

And much of the needed funds for 4 paws was raised!


Pug-Nic Bring & Braai at Walkhaven Dog Park (Gallery)

A fun get together of supporters and lovers of our special little furry friends, the pugs. Sharing good food and company


Hypnotist Show at the Dance Junxion (Gallery)

Judd & Clawds Helping Hands held their 4th fund-raising event at the Dance Junxion Rosebank Mall to raise the much needed funds for Pug Rescue South Africa.

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who made this night such a huge success, with your help we managed to raise a massive amount of R12 210! The night’s main event starred Alain D Woolf our amazing hypnotist, and a short dance show & salsa lesson by Dance Junxion, catered by the incredible Pink & Green Kitchen (Meat & Vegetarian options)as well as the stunning waiters were part of the Pink & Green Kitchen's team and our DJ Nico Potgieter.

The night started off with a bang with 122 guests coming from as far as Pretoria and Benoni. The amazing decor for the night was sponsored by Janet from Party Splendour who followed the Helping Hands colours and decorated the tables with magenta organza, gold ivy and lilac candles, as well as our stage that was sponsored by Andre from Wagener Signs, thank you so much!

Antony Cross from Suncross Tours managed to raise R7000 from the three auctions that he did for the evening. We would like to thank the 3 people that helped us raise so much funds through the auction: Ashleigh Enslin - Walkhaven (R2100), Neil Bennet - FORA volunteer (R2000) & Jackie who is a Helping Hands Supporter (R3000). Liz Barret & Ron Harries won the prize for selling the most raffles and managed to raise R1600. Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

The evening was a huge success and Gareth Nicholls and Ruth Sherrin had us all in stitches from being hypnotised and giving us a show that will never be forgotten! Each guest received a gift bag that included Frisbees & 2X Animal Talk magazines, an additional 2X Pet's Health magazines, treats for dogs courtesy of Dandy Dogs, and even more treats for cats and dogs from Doggee Snax.


Adopt a dog for a Day at CLAW (Gallery)

We held a fun day for the whole family where guests were able to walk, wash, love and play with the orphan dogs at CLAW for the day. We had a jumping castle, cupcakes, our very own charicature artist Martinuus working his magic on the day.

Raising R2,500.00 for, a TOM TOM GPS Navigation system and 4 trailer loads of donated products as well as a few successful adoptions on the day.


Love Pugs Day at Walkhaven (Gallery)

On the 14th February 2010 Walkhaven hosted their first Valentine’s day in honour of the gorgeous pugs! Helping Hands put together the event in aid of Pug Rescue South Africa to raise the much needed funds for the old, sickly and homeless pugs across South Africa.

What a fantastic turnout this was with around 70 guests being there solely to support the pugs and Pug Rescue.

Pug Rescue arrived with all of their merchandise and HILLS sponsorships in full force. Hills sponsored stunning Valentine's gifts for all guest as well as treats bags!

The day started out with a bit of scare as it was raining, but by 11am the rain had blown over allowing us to start with our Fancy Dress competition, which was judged by Sharne, who also sponsored the prizes by DOGGEE SNAX for our different categories as well as lots of sample bags which was also donated to Pug Rescue.

A stunning buffet with roasted meats and vegetables was supplied by Walkhaven with a delicious dessert.

Helping Hands had their raffle in full force for their Hypnotist show which will also be in aid of Pug Rescue in May - Prizes for this include a TOM TOM GPS navigation system donated by Randburg Midas and dinner for six at the Boma, Indaba hotel with two complimentary bottles of wine.

Judging was very difficult as there were so many creative little outfits which provided the guests with lots of Pug Eye Candy!

What a fun filled day, and everyone went home with gifts and memories that will last a life time! Thank you to everyone who supported us and making this day as special as it was.

Winners were announced and given a bag of DOGGEE SNAX each. The winners can be viewed in the gallery. Photos taken by Louise Lacante.


Wine & Dine at Walkhaven (Gallery)

We held a Dinner & Wine tasting in aid of Pug Rescue, and managed to raid a whopping R8 341.00 for Pug Rescue. These funds will be used towards vet bills on the rescue pugs. This includes sterilization, various treatments and operations that are needed to keep all rescues 100% healthy & happy!

Please visit their website www.pugrescue.co.za and help a pug today!