Tails you win as dog show gives hospice fete some added bite
BEAUTIFUL weather, fantastic entertainment and some very waggy tails helped Princess Alice Hospice to raise nearly £8,000 at its annual fete and dog show.
The fete, held in the hospice’s gardens in Esher on Sunday June 5, was packed with supporters enjoying afternoon teas, a barbecue, strawberries and cream and the ever-popular Pimm’s tent.
Children trundled around in little ride-on cars, enjoying the fun and games and heading off to have their faces painted while 84 happy hounds settled down for the dog show.
The Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Tannia Shipley, witnessed performances from the Princess Alice Community Choir, the Central Singers and the Corps of Drums from Reeds School. Alison Adams, of the hospice fundraising team, said: “We had a lovely day with lots of familiar faces and some new ones too, all helping us to raise essential funds for the hospice.
“We were incredibly lucky with the weather and, as ever, there was a fantastic atmosphere with lots of families bringing their gorgeous dogs along for the dog show.
“It was all made possible with the help of our wonderful volunteers who helped to set things up, manned the stalls and tidied up afterwards.
“A big thank you to the Friends of Princess Alice Hospice, who organised the event, and to everyone who came along.
“Your support has really made a difference to the lives of local people and their families.”
Healthy pastimes: Mary Morgan preaches the virtues of five a day and a bit of volunteering.
The Princess Alice Community Choir was in good voice.
Just pawfect: Georgina Ross and Poppy.
Four-midable: Veronica Eagles, Jean Deane, Beryl Tunnicliff and Anna Fiddimore enjoy the moment.
Fancy seeing you here: It was all about getting to know you at the dog show.
Take a butcher’s at this: Allan Barclay and Carl Harmer keep the barbecue stocked.
Growing gains: Hospice helpers from the Plant Stall.
Cheers: Diana Mineck and Diane Dally dole out the Pimm’s.