Competitions

Here you will find details of current and past competitions.

Current Competitions

There are no current competitions.

Past Competitions

Enter the Small Dar Draw for your chance to win a Fiat 500

Oldies Clubย  has registered for the Small Car Draw – if you would like to have a chance to win a white Fiat 500 car and help Oldies Club raise some money at the same time, please buy some tickets for the draw biggrin.gif

Click *HERE* to buy tickets – you’ll see an image which says “win a Fiat 500 – buy your tickets now” – click on the buy now button and it will take you to the next screen, where you then just need to click on the red “buy now” button smile.gif

You will need to tick the two boxes to confirm that you have understood the self-exclusion procedure and that you are of the age and location appropriate to enter the draw. You MUST be 18+ and resident in England, Scotland or Wales to enter. Then press continue, complete your details and confirm at the bottom how many tickets you wish to buy. It will mention at the top of this page that you are buying tickets to support Oldies Club.

Tickets are ยฃ2 each – the more you buy, the better chance you have of winning this fantastic prize cool.gif

(you can scroll down to opt out of receiving updates from everyclick and Oldies Club before hitting the buy now button).

Tickets will be available for sale online until 21 August 2009. The small car draw will take place on 1 October 2009 at FSI’s Forum for small charities, with the winner then to be announced and contacted and the winning ticket number to be placed on FSI and Everyclick’s websites on 2 October 2009.

FSI will send donation cheques for 95.2% of ticket proceeds to the participating small charities, in direct proportion to the number of tickets each charity sold.

Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mini-auction listing for admission vouchers for the National Botanic Gardens of Wales:

Oldies Club has been given two admission vouchers for the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, which the charity is auctioning online, to raise funds.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales (NBGW) is situated near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

The garden is both a visitor attraction and a centre for botanical research and conservation and features the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, measuring 110m (360 ft) long by 60m (200 ft) wide. (http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk/)

If you would like to bid on this pair of tickets,please post your bid on the Refuge forum – please click here.

It only takes a moment to join the forum, but if you would prefer, you can email your bid through to f@oldies.org.uk. If emailing, please state your bid, along with your full name.

This fundraiser will run over the next week and end at 9pm on Sunday 28 June 2009 ๐Ÿ™‚

The Woof Factor

Oldies Club wishes to celebrate older dogs by holding a fundraising photo competition especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily need to be rescue dogs to enter.

We have divided the UK up into 7 regions (North East, North West, South East, South West, Midlands, Scotland and Wales. The winner of each region will go forward to the Grand Final. As well as becoming the face of Oldies Club for 09/10 the winner will also win a dog bed worth up to ยฃ50 kindly donated by Kudos Pet Products and a signed copy of Pet Photography Now! by Paul Walker of Paws Pet Photography.

**The competition is now open and will close on 29th March 2009 at 9pm**

PLEASE don’t leave it till the last minute and risk missing out!!

How to Enter

Entry cost is ยฃ2 per entry (one photograph per entry). You may have as many entries as you wish. Payment can be made by Paypal or cheque. Our address for Paypal is paypal@oldies.org.uk If anyone wishes to pay by cheque please can it be made out to Oldies Club and sent to : 49A Kinross Close, Cinnamon Brow, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 0UT

NB. You must own the copyright of the pictures you are posting as any photos entered may be used for future promotional material by Oldies Club.

Photos should ideally be a headshot or show the dog clearly. Please could the a file size be restricted to around 30kb – 50kb.

Photos will need to be sent to oldies@oldies.org.uk. Please state name and age of the dog and also which region you are in.

Only those photos which have their entry fee paid by the deadline will be sent to the judges.

Judging will take place after the competition has closed and the results will be posted as soon as we have them.

Rosettes will be awarded to the 1st โ€“ 3rd place winners in each region. Region winners will also win goody bags of fabulous prizes.

If you have any questions please contact a member of Oldies Club at oldies@oldies.org.uk.

Presenting the Judges ๐Ÿ™‚

We are thrilled to present our judges who have give time out of their busy schedules to support Oldies Club by judging our competition

Brian Blessed

Well-known actor Brian Blessed recently featured on the television show The Underdog Show with his Dogs Trust companion Dougal and they came in second place.

Marc Abraham

Marc is a vet based in Brighton but has featured on many tv programmes including the Paul O’Grady Show and Its Me or the Dog. He recently received a Special Recognition Award as the UK’s favourite vet. Marc The Vet.

Joe Inglis

Joe first appeared on our screens as a trainee vet in Vets School and then onto Vets in Practice. Now as well as being a vet Joe runs a natural pet food company Pets Kitchen.

Victoria Stilwell

Victoria Stilwell is one of the world’s most well-known and respected dog trainers. She is best known for hosting the show Its Me or the Dog. Victoria Stilwell.

Angela Stockdale

Angela Stockdale is a dog aggression specialist. She is the pioneer of Canine Communication Classes and runs extensive workshops in the UK and Europe on Aggression. Dog Partnership.

Winter 2007 Photo Competition
Update: The competition results are now up for each of the classes – you can see them here. There is also a thread to vote for your favourite Best In Show (open to regular members of the Refuge forum).

Well done to all the winners and thank you to everyone who took part, your support is very much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Winter 2007 Oldies Club photo competition is now open.

Full details can be found here.

There are classes for everyone – oldies, young dogs, puppies, Christmassy pics, Best Dressed, Out-takes/funny pics, Cats and Smaller animals.

You do not need to be a member of the Refuge forum to enter the competition or win a prize, but you will need to be a member of the Forum if you wish to vote for Best in Show (registration is very quick and easy).

Entries must be emailed to Angela by Saturday 5 January 2008.

Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

Many thanks to the following companies for their very kind donations:

I Want One Of Those – for the digital photo keyring

Puddle Pet Care – for the cuddly toys, balls etc.

Crosskeys – for the clickers

Barker & Barker – for the liver treats

Igloo Designs – for the dog tag

Marlin Rosettes – for the wonderful rosettes

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Creative children needed for Oldies Club Christmas Card 2007 competition! – This competition is now closed.

The Oldies Club charity is looking for some help from its younger supporters! ๐Ÿ™‚

We have launched a competition in the hope of finding a new and unique design for this year’s Oldies Club Christmas card.

The theme is “older dogs at Christmas” and we invite those aged 16 or under to submit a drawing or painting which best represents this theme for them. Entries must be suitable for replication for printing on a “standard” sized Christmas card. Children might like to look at the Oldies Club website http://www.oldies.org.uk for inspiration – parental supervision is advised.

Entries must be original and created solely by the entrant, without adult help. Please include the age of the child when submitting the entry. The competition is open to those aged 16 and under รขโ‚ฌโ€œ there is no minimum age limit.

There is no charge for entering the competition and children can enter more than one design if they wish. There will be a prize, in the form of a cuddly toy, given for the winning design smile.gif

Entries can be submitted by email to Angela at f@oldies.org.uk (either by scanning the drawing or taking a good quality photo of it) or by post (please email for a postal address).

If you are submitting the drawing by email, please keep hold of the original รขโ‚ฌโ€œ if submitting by post, you may wish to pay to have a colour copy made. The Oldies Club does not accept responsibility for any drawings which do not arrive by either email or post, in time for the closing date. If you submit your child’s entry by post, please ensure it is no bigger than a side of A4 so it can be scanned ๐Ÿ™‚

The competition will remain open until Wednesday 26 September. We look forward to seeing the entries!! Please feel free to let your children’s friends, school etc. know about the competition รขโ‚ฌโ€œ the more entries, the merrier ๐Ÿ™‚

The winning design will be chosen by members of the Oldies Club committee and/or opened to public vote. If a suitable design is chosen from the entries, the Oldies Club reserves the right to use the design for promotional/fundraising purposes, including for Christmas cards and on the charity’s website.

A poster advertising the competition can be downloaded/printed if you are able to display it at schools etc: Christmas Card 2007 Competition

Any questions, please ask ๐Ÿ™‚

The Refuge forum held an online auction in May 2007, to raise funds for the Oldies Club and Dogstar Foundation. More information can be found here.

The Oldies Club Valentine’s Day competition is now closed

The winner is the lovely ‘Enery – congratulations Steve – you can view the winning entry on the Refuge here.

The competition closing date has been extended until Sunday 11 March – so still time for more of you with lovely oldies (and not so oldies, any dog aged 7+ is fine) to tell us why you love them and help raise funds for the OC*

To enter, please tell us in no more than 200 words (ok, we may let you off with 203!) why you love your oldie – “I love my oldie because …”.

You are welcome to include up to three photos to show us how wonderful your oldie is – these can be photos taken by yourself or family/friend, but not professionally taken photos please. Also, please resize them so they are around 640 x 480 max before you send them in ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyone with an oldie dog aged seven or over can enter, with the exception of Oldies Club committee members*. You are very welcome to enter dogs who are now at Rainbow Bridge if you would like to.

*Oldies Club volunteers such as fosterers, transporters and homecheckers, and those who have adopted OC dogs are very welcome to enter, but you do not need to have an OC dog to take part.

***Please email your entries to Angela***

The cost per entry is ?2. If you would like to pay by PayPal, please add 30p per entry to cover PayPal fees. You can make PayPal payments through this website (please look for the PayPal link near the top right of the page – and please forward your PayPal receipt to Angela.

If you would rather pay by cheque, P/O etc. please email Angela, as above, for details.

You are welcome to enter as many of your oldie dogs as you like. If you want to write separate entries for each of them, you will need to pay an entry fee for each ๐Ÿ™‚

The competition will how close on Sunday 11 March – please ensure all entries are emailed through by midnight on that day (well 11:59 PM).

The entries will be judged by a number of OC committee peeps. If the judges struggle to reach a decision, a vote may be introduced for the final few!

Please note that entries may be featured on here and on the Refuge forum.

Prizes

It would be fantastic to raise lots of money to help the oldies in OC care, so we have these prizes on offer:


1st prize:

?10 book voucher (not restricted to a particular bookstore chain)

Cuddly bulldog (very lovely and squishy, photo to follow, thanks to John for very kind donation)

Booja-Booja champagne truffles

Photoboxphoto mug (winner can add photo of their choice)

K9/vet IDtag from K9/Igloo designs

Dog biscuits from Dixie’s Delights


2nd prize:

ร‚ยฃ10 book voucher (not restricted to a particular bookstore chain)

Photobox photo mug (winner can add photo of their choice)

K9/vet ID tag from K9/Igloo Designs

Dog biscuits from Dixie’s Delights

There will also be several K9/vt ID tags as runner up prizes ๐Ÿ™‚

My thanks to Photobox

K9/Igloo Designs Tel: 01273 686263 or email

Dixe’s Delights

and Booja-Booja for their kind donations ๐Ÿ™‚

This gorgeous cuddly bulldog and yummy truffles are part of the 1st prize ๐Ÿ™‚

Squishy

Truffles!