Tails you win as dog show gives hos­pice fete some added bite

Staines Informer - - NEWS - Char­lotte To­bitt

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.”

Gra­hame Larter HI140405

Healthy pas­times: Mary Mor­gan preaches the virtues of five a day and a bit of vol­un­teer­ing.

Pic­tures: Les Wil­liams. Ref: EN162131

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.

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