Top dogs and their own­ers beat rain to shine in char­ity show

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Smoking Alternative -

Soggy dogs proved they would not be beaten by the weather as they braved the rain for a char­ity dog show.

De­spite the down­pours, lo­cal sup­port­ers raised more than £1,200 for Guide Dogs at the an­nual Com­pan­ion Show at Willes­bor­ough Wind­mill on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day.

Ash­ford branch or­gan­iser Stephen Fryer said: “We have peo­ple who come ev­ery sin­gle year and this year, de­spite the rain, they did not let us down.

“This year peo­ple were call­ing the morn­ing of the show and try­ing to get in touch to find out if it was still on be­cause the weather was so aw­ful, but they still came out and sup­ported us, which is just great.

“Un­for­tu­nately it meant we didn’t have the gen­eral public just pop by, but we had some re­ally won­der­ful peo­ple and their dogs.

“Given the weather, we are de­lighted with how it went and what we raised.”

Best in show went to Colin Healey’s prized dal­ma­tian Shula.

Shula won Best in Show at the Guide Dogs Com­pan­ion show

Pic­tures: Wayne McCabe FM3992926

En­trants in the dog show at Willes­bor­ough Wind­mill


The dog show at Willes­bor­ough Wind­mill


Su­san Bourner with Tao at the Guide Dogs Com­pan­ion Dog Show


Emily New, 11, with Milo at the Willes­bor­ough dog show



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