Purr- fect cat show for best of breeds
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FELINES from all over the country will be flaunting their coats at Farnborough’s forthcoming cat show.
Balinese, Siamese, Oriental and household cats – as well as kittens – will be out to impress on July 16.
Cllr Liz Corps, of Rushmoor Borough Council and also secretary of the Balinese & Siamese Cat Club, has organised the event.
“We like to think our show is just a friendly get- together of like- minded fans of our particular breeds, and that all exhibitors go home with more than they came with,” she said.
It is the 11th annual show, and visitors can win cat food and litter in the special raffles in aid of The Humanimal Trust, set up by Noel Fitzpatrick.
Cllr Corps will be entering Supervet her four precious pets, Barti ( a two- time Balinese Best in Show), Gawain, Ianto and Eiddwen.
“They’re coming up used to so they shows know where to hide,” she joked.
“I have to catch them all first and until they’re in pens I will not be able to relax.
“They’re primmed and pruned and showed because it’s a hobby, but underneath it all they’re much loved household pets.”
The cat show takes place at the Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College, in Farnborough, from 12: 30pm.
Entrance costs £ 2 for adults and £ 1 for children and seniors on the door. RATHER than dumbbells and treadmills, Hampshire’s pensioners can now work out with shopping bags and tea runs.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has set up a Safety Through Exercise and Education Resilience course in the hope that light exercise will lower the amount of falls among the county’s 375,000 over- 65s.
Rushmoor Fire Station was the first in the country to offer the course at the beginning of June.
The free workshop lasts two hours a week and promotes basic daily routines.
John Martin, 84, who attended, said: “I kept going and it helped me.
“So at the end of this course we are now 12 weeks on and I feel fitter and healthier, it’s really good.”
Email steer@ hantsfire. gov. uk for more information or to sign up for future courses.
Cllr Liz Corps with Premier Pandai Barti.