Thank you all for entering your fabulous Angora bunnies into the bunny photographic competition, here are the entries below with 31 entries to enjoy. Some fun and gorgeous characterful rabbits of all ages.

Don’t forget to vote via the National Angora Club Facebook page for your favourites by 5 pm on Thursday 30th June 2022.

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If you are looking for an Angora bunny then look no further as one of our club members has a litter of Golden Angora rabbits for sale in the Bournemouth area. The babies are currently around six weeks old and looking for new homes and their parents are Sprout and Pablo. If you are interested contact Sian Butler via e-mail (Sian.butler79@virginmedia.com) for more information.

Richard being awarded the Yvonne Hobbs Memorial Shield for Best in Show

Richard had a good day showing at Coventry today with showing in the National Angora Club Stock show, taking out a young white and young smoke but the stars of the day were Cinnamon Spice winning BiS under Peter Biggs and the Little Brown Grey Peppa going BiS under Simon Whincup. Richard was also the first to be awarded the new Yvonne Hobbs Memorial Shield.

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Bunny sticker bugs 50p each plus postage

To purchase any of these items as well as Angora rabbit wool fibre get in touch via the Contact page or e-mail us at nationalangoraclub@gmail.com

National Angora club cloth bags£2.00 each plus postage

NAC badges – £4.00 plus postage

We also sell a wide range of Angora rabbit wool fibre of all colours for both spinning and felting so get in touch for more information.

Angora rabbit wool fibre is a fantastic natural product and can be used in many ways to make fabulous wool garments. It is the by product of keeping Angora rabbits as they require clipping frequently for their welfare. Some of our members are so talented in their spinning, knitting and felting that it is incredible to see their products and the quality of them. If you are interested in any Angora rabbit wool products or looking to purchase some Angora rabbit wool then get in touch as we sell both the natural wool fibre as well as a range of Angora rabbit wool products. You can find our stand at many of the wool festivals if you want to see some of the products in person as they are so tactile then stop by our stand but otherwise drop us an e-mail. Below are a small selection of the types of products we make from Angora rabbit wool.

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We are organising an angora rabbit floral tribute for Yvonne’s funeral, and if we can raise enough we hope to have a Memorial Shield for a Stock Show. If you would like to donate please go to nationalangoraclub@gmail.com and donate as a friend. If you want to donate any other way please let Sally May know. Yvonne worked very hard to promote the angora rabbit and always supported the national angora club, so we feel it is a good way to do this to remember her.

Just to confirm that Yvonne Hobbs (Willowcot Stud) Funeral will be held on Thursday 12th May at 9:30am at Hereford Crematorium Westfaling Street, Hereford HR4 0JE, the wake after the service is to be held at Hereford Rowing Club 37 Greyfriars Avenue HR4 0BE. If you can message Richard Grindey to let him know of planned attendance for numbers, that would be helpful. If you are unable to attend there is a live link so please contact us for this.

Hillmans Florists

Thank you to Hillmans Florists of Hereford for the floral display for Yvonne.

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If you are looking for a pair of pet angora rabbits, and are able to provide a forever home for them, then this might be an opportunity for you. We have been contacted by the Danaher Animal Home who have two rabbits, one called Snowball and the other called Sassy that need a new forever home.

Here is their story….

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It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Yvonne Fothergill-Hobbs sadly passed away this morning peacefully in her sleep. She has been a wonderful friend and fellow English Angora rabbit enthusiast and will be sadly missed from the hobby for all who knew her. For anyone who didn’t know Yvonne she wrote a post last year about her life long love of her Angora rabbits being a successful breeder and 63 x champion winner on the show circuit and it shows her passion and dedication to the hobby like none other.

Yvonne Hobbs (Willowcot Stud) Funeral will be held on the Thursday 12th May at 9:30am at Hereford Crematorium Westfaling Street, Hereford HR4 0JE, details of the wake are to be confirmed.

The National Angora Club will be heading to Wool@j13. Spinning, carding and combing Angora wool demonstrations on our Stand. Free spindle spinning lessons! Hope to see some of you there.

Date: 14th and 15th May

Location: Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE

Price: Tickets from £6.00

E-mail contact: hello@wool-j13.uk Tel: 01785 330757 Mob: 07717 036213

Website: https://wool-j13.uk

Main event: A celebration of all things woolly, just off Junction 13 of the M6

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