White Dove Release

It is with bitter sweet emotion that I am announcing my retirement along with the closing my business of Classic Doves, on 31st March 2019.

It has been my privilege and honour to provide dove releases for you all over the last fifteen years but the time has now come for me to hang up my wings and look forward to a peaceful and happy (semi) retirement.

The decision has not been an easy one by any means but continuing off and on health issues are making me realise that I can no longer fulfill the obligations which are a requisite part of being a dove release operative, or at least the kind of operative that I want to be.

I would like to thank all those who have used my services over the years and I hope I have provided the best service you could have wished for, whatever the occasion.

I will be fulfilling all those bookings which are taking place up to 31st March but from 1st April I will lamentably no longer be able to provide this service.

I cannot recommend a replacement service myself as, although I do know of a few dove release companies within my fifty mile radius of Havant, I have no knowledge of how they actually operate the dove releases, nor the standard they operate to.

May I suggest that you contact www.loveydoveyuk.com as they have a comprehensive list of professional dove release companies and may be able to put you in touch with a company in your area.

I, along with all the companies on their list, belong to both the 'International White Dove Society' and the British Guild of Dove Release Professionals, both of which are professional bodies working to ensure that all dove release operatives conduct their business with the safety and well-being of their birds being of paramount importance.

Unfortunately, there are some companies operating who do not conform to the exceptionally high standards, which these societies demand and therefore should be avoided if at all possible.

The lady who runs this site is called Lynne Morgan and please mention that we suggested you contact her, should you decide to do so, otherwise she may refer you back to us as a possibility!

Please don't ever consider using a company which sends its doves by courier and expects the recipient to do the releasing without an experienced operative in attendance. Every reputable and professional white dove release company would NEVER suggest that to you. It is a very irresponsible practice and would jeopardise the safety of the doves. Please do not be tempted by these companies charging lesser amounts and claiming that this is an acceptable way of conducting a white dove release.

I leave you with my very best regards and grateful thanks once again to all those who have supported me over the years.