Fun for East Midlands gundogs while raising charity funds
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The East Midlands Gundog Club held a charity working test at ground donated by Mr and Mrs G. Dilworth at Shangton in Leicestershire to raise money for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, writes Gaynor Gent. The club received much support from beneficiaries who donated items for auction and also from many people on the committee and those who helped organise and run the day.
In addition to the working tests, there was a chance to have a go on an agility course (donated for the day by Adams Agility equipment from Burton on Trent), and a scurry, which was great fun for dogs and owners. Catering was run by the vice chairman of the club Paul Ford and his team of volunteers.
As a result of everyone’s efforts, all the auction bids and all the competitors who turned up on the day, we raised £3351.55. EMGC was pleased to round this sum up and presented a cheque to DLRAA at its headquarters at East Midlands Airport for £4,000.