Pawsitively brilliant day at Companion Dog Show and Family Fun Day
Visitors and dogs entered pedigree and novelty classes, browsed the stalls, listened to the band, entered the raffle and tucked into something delicious from the barbeque. Children and adults alike delighted in the miniature traction engine and had the chance to go to the top of a London Bus belonging to Sir Peter Hendy CBE, the Commissioner of Transport for London which he drove to Church Knowle to support the occasion.
Two of the most popular classes on the day, The Best MGAR Female and Best MGAR Male were reserved for dogs that have been rescued and rehomed by the charity. The top 4 dogs in both classes have qualified for the best rescue dog championship at Buckham Fair on Sunday 17th August. The winners on the day were Moley the Collie X who attended the event with owner Ali and Molly the Rottweiller who came with her owner Scott Davies. Scott said ‘we rehomed Molly from Lincoln Farm when she was a puppy in 2008. We are very proud of her today’. The Best in Show in the pedigree classes was Calais the Belgian Shepherd who came with his owner Julia Bugler.
At the end of the day, the charity awarded two of its longest serving volunteers the ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’. This prestigious award recognises volunteers who have made huge contributions to the work of the charity. Church Knowle gave their award to Viv Woral who has been helping the charity since 1982. The Lincoln Farm Volunteer of the Year award went to Caroline Leeming who gives up her time, whatever the weather, to help walk the rescued dogs every week.
Margaret Green would like to thank all of the supporters, sponsors and judges who helped make the show a day to remember.
Viv Woral and Caroline Leeming receive their Volunteer of the Year awards
Thank you to our 2014 dog class sponsors