Walk the Dome


Would you like to take on a breath taking challenge, raise money for Raystede and have fun at the same time? Then why not join us for our latest challenge event:

Where: Up at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Date: Any date in 2016 that suits you and is available

We have a limited number of spaces in this event. We're offering free registration, but are asking that all walkers raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship for their challenge. 

Your challenge begins as you ascend the 52 metre high structure climbing up a 190m long, tensile fabric walkway. When you are halfway across the iconic O2, and at the top, there is a central platform that provides 360 degree views across London. Your climb guide will point out all the landmarks of interest. You will also have your photograph taken before your descent, a permanent reminder of your achievement.

The walk will take approximately and hour is suitable for most abilities

Any questions about the event, please email: jcampbell@raystede.org, or phone us on 01825 840747. You can sign up by booking on here. 



Hedgehog Talk

Want to help hedgehogs?

Local community group, HK Hedgehogs, team up with Raystede to share their successes and tips for taking care of hedgehogs in your community during the different seasons of the year.

Tues November 29th, 6-7pm at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes, BN8 5AJ


 Spaces limited so please contact Catherine at Raystede Education Department for further info or to book your place education@raystede.org or call 01825 880461



Christmas Fair 



Come and join us for Raystede's annual Christmas Fair! Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December
Visit Santa in his Grotto
Meet our Donkey herd
Visit our stalls run by Raystede's very own staff and volunteers
Enjoy the festive music and atmosphere
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Christmas Jumper Day- 13th December 2016

Xmas Jumper 1 

Ho Ho How do you fancy getting into the spirit of Christmas and at the same time raising vital funds for the animals at our centre?! Did you know that £20 will care for a dog or a cat at Raystede for one day and will go towards helping us look after them until they go on to find their forever home.

We're calling on you to wear your Christmas jumpers for Raystede, and donate £2 by following this link. 

There will be a prize for the best Christmas jumper worn by an adult and a prize for the best Christmas jumper worn by a child! We will give you a hint that animal based Christmas jumpers are our favourites. :-) 

After paying your £2, you can either post you in your jumper up on Facebook or send your photo to jcampbell@raystede.org!

Thanks for all your support and from all of us here at Raystede we wish you a merry Christmas!

Bertie's & Buddie's Sponsored Dog Walk- 15th January 2017


Bertie 2017 Dog Walk Image

Come and join Bertie and other dogs on a Raystede Sponsored Dog Walk in the beautiful Stanmer Park!

The walk will be 3 miles long, so if you'd like a gentle new year stroll with your four legged friend, as well as raise money for the animals at Raystede, then this is the pawfect event for you! There will be some dog agility obstacles for your dog to try along the walk, which will challenge them further and will be a real test of their obedience.

Our kennels cost a staggering £25,000 to run a month, so join Bertie the Frenchie on the walk and help the dogs and other animals at Raystede be cared for until they find their forever home. Kids can join the walk for free and there will be a 'Best in Show' competition, as well as a 'Musical Sit' and various stalls. The 'Best in Show' competition will cost £2 to enter your dog into all the below categories:

Biggest Smiler
Waggiest Tail
Most Appealing Eyes
Dog that looks most like it's Owner
Silkiest Coat
Dog the judge would most like to take home

If you would like to book on, we're asking for a £2 registration fee and the sponsorship target is £30 per person that signs up. After you book on we'll be sure to send you out welcome pack and every dog will receive a treat for completing the walk! This is the link where you can book on. 

Any queries, please email jcampbell@raystede.org or phone us on 01825 840747.

P.S Watch out for Bertie's Blog on his training with his human!

Brighton Half Marathon- 26th February 2017

Dogs Brighton Half Marathon

Do you fancy taking on a big challenge in 2017 for Raystede? We're challenging you to run Brighton's very own half marathon, and at the same time raising vital funds for the animals at our centre.

2017 will be the 27th year of the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon. One of the first major halfs in the running calendar, the race is now one of the most popular races in the UK.

The start and finish of the race are on Madeira Drive next to the Steve Ovett statue. During the run you will enjoy wonderful cliff top and panoramic city views, as well as seeing the iconic blue railings on Marine Parade, and running past Brighton Pier and the West Pier on the horizon. 

If you're interested in signing up, you can phone us on 01825 840747. The registration fee is £30 and we ask that you raise £150 in sponsorship, to help us continue to rescue, re-home and provide sanctuary to a huge variety of animals.

If you have your own space in the half marathon already and would like to run for Raystede, please contact us and we will send you out a welcome pack and offer you support along the way. If you have your own space, there's no fundraising target and we just appreciate anything you manage to raise for us. 


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