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About Beardies in Need

Rob Hinchliffe and I started Beardies in Need in early 1980s, the reason initially was to help towards vets fees and any emergency help with funding, without the need for a committee meeting. This was prompted after one young Bearded Collie girl named Pride of Ipswich was put to sleep when no funds were available. This was very upsetting for us and we vowed to never let it happen again.

Since then we are thrilled that Beardies in Need has helped many Beardies and Neardies in many ways, including rescue and re-homing.

We rely purely on donations and fundraising at our events and the auction site on Facebook. Many thanks to all who support us, we couldn't do it without you.
If you would like to donate to Beardies in Need, please use PayPal and send your donation to
Thank you!

Shirley Hinchliffe.

What We Do

For further information, please contact us.

NEW Scottish Branch

For enquiries about rescue, re-homing and lost dogs in Scotland, please contact our new Scottish branch run by Carolyn Anderson Gow and Gillian Gray.

Carolyn Anderson Gow

Tel. 07827 668384

Gillian Gray

Beardies in Need Committee

Shirley Hinchliffe

Rescue, Re-homing & lost dogs, Secretary & Events. Tel. 07765 630182

Doreen McErlane

Treasurer. Tel. 01473 658545

Marion Southcott

Merchandise. Tel. 07831 248750

Wendy Le Finglas

Public relations. Tel. 07411 355152

Lynley Joan Seaton

PayPal enquiries. Contact on Facebook

Gary Ashford


Kevin McEntee


Graham McErlane


Meryl Crittenden


Eve and Phill Wheeler

Peter Howe

Hilary and Peter Frost

Anne Buswell



Beardies in Need     2020