Sponsored Dog Walk

On Sunday 1st September 2019 we will be walking to help raise much-needed funds for the Association and this year in particular, for the older dogs needing our help in their golden years. We would like to invite you to join us… everyone is welcome with or without a dog!

The walking route will again be in and around the woodlands of the village of Saint-Sauveur de Bergerac (24520) and will cover a distance of ± 9.5km. There are shortcuts for those who don’t want to do the full circuit. The route is an easy and enjoyable walk and is mostly in the shade. Registration starts at 09h00 and the walk will start at 09h30 from the camper van parking area in Saint Sauveur. Refreshments will be offered at the end of the walk, as well as Lucky Dip draw prizes for ten dogs.

If you are able to join us for the walk please print off a copy of the sponsorship form below and ask your friends and family to sponsor you (and your dog if bringing one!). And please remember to bring enough water for your dog and yourself on the day.

Dog Walk Route – Map 1                             Dog Walk Route – Map 2


The Biannual Phoenix Book Fairs

Donating items

For logistical reasons, we prefer to receive your donations on the day of the Fair itself as transport and the manpower is available on these Fair days to handle the weight and bulk of books and other donated items. However, if you are leaving the country or for some reason can’t come to the Fair, please contact us to see if we can find another way to transfer your items.

We gratefully accept fiction and non-fiction, all sorts of CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and other items. All antiquarian books are also very welcome; we always find enough interested people for these.

Please give us books that are in a condition that you yourself would like to buy. Broken, tatty and/or mouldy books as well as scratched or copied CDs and DVDs unfortunately do not sell.

What we love (in good condition) are:

– Fiction books

– Non-fiction books (especially Cookery, Gardening, History, Military History, Biographies etc)

– All antiquarian books

– All older series as Lady bird books, Observer’s books etc

– First editions

– Signed editions

– Children’s toys, bears or other fluffy animals

Jig saw puzzles, games

Animal and pet items such as baskets, blankets, duvets, coats/rugs, tackle and leads, food (within the sell by date).

As there’s no market for these, please DO NOT donate:

x Readers Digest series of any sort

x Mills and Boon series

x Encyclopedias, atlasses

x Cassette tapes

x VHS tapes

x Unusable, broken or mouldy items

x Clothes and shoes.

Wish to help?

Why not become a member of the Book Team? We meet every Friday at our sorting barn for several hours in a village just north of Bergerac. Here all the books are sorted and put into category and or alphabet. The donated goods for the Bric a Brac, the puzzles, the toys and the prizes for the Tombola and the thousands of DVDS and CDS sorted here too and made ready for each Fair.

Perks – we still pay for the books like everyone else, however, we have access to them all year round!

Find out more about The Great Phoenix Book Fairs.