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Evesham's countdown begins!

Catch up with Dogs Trust Evesham's Fun Day preparations.

Staff at Dogs Trust Evesham holding a Fun Day banner.

With less than 2 weeks to go until Evesham's Fun Day, there’s a buzz of excitement in the air but it’s safe to say life is getting a little hectic in our offices!

Peeping out from an ever growing mountain of Fun Day prep and gazebo boxes is our Supporter Relations Officer, Shauna Stedman. She’s been responsible for organising the big day, and has so far ran a whopping 19 Fun Days and attended 72! So we made her a brew and got her to sit still for a few minute to tell us all about this year’s event…

Event day is fast approaching, what’s the build up like for you?

Building up to the event has middle of the night wake up spells and jotting down notes on my pad by the bed. Lots of logistics and reorganising stuff in my head. Lots of lists and lists to make more lists. Developing new and exciting contacts each year.

We’re impressed by 19 organised Fun Days, you must have a favourite thing about the events…

The dogs! Bringing everyone together with one thing in common. The love for our dogs and wanting to help, love and care for the ones without homes.

Why should people visit this year?

Please come! Even if you don’t have a dog in your life it’s an opportunity to be around so many lovely dogs and at the same time help raise money for Dogs Trust. We have something for everyone at the show and it’s a great day out.

And what’s going on this year?

There is just so much, for every member of the family. The biggest attraction will be the dog show, which runs from 12pm till 4 pm and has lots of classes and a chance for every dog to win.  There will be displays too from the Prison Service search dogs, agility displays and chance to meet handlers of retired police dogs. Learn all about Dogs Trust and the work we do, as well as meeting staff, our Veterinary team and our education team. Enjoy family fun such as inflatables, games stalls and plenty of doggie activities of course! There will also be lots of shopping stalls to browse through and food outlets to keep everyone happy.

Blimey, sounds like it’s going to be amazing! Is there anything else to appeal for before the big day?

We are always so grateful to receive such wonderful support with donations for the day, it makes a huge difference to helping fundraise for the dogs in our care.

  • We always appreciate items for our Raffle and tombola - anything such as wine, vouchers, new items or chocolate
  • Even if you’re having a clear out, we still accept second hand items (not electrical sadly) for our Nearly New stall.
  • Class Sponsors! We are looking for dogs to sponsor a dog show class, and talk about their story. There’s lots of classes still available to sponsor, could your pooch be the face of ‘Most Handsome Dog’ or ‘Best Trick’
  • Volunteers! We are looking for people to help make the day a big success, so if you’re over 18, are happy to speak to people and want to be surrounded by dogs for a day, please get in touch. 

Thanks Shauna! We will let you get on and we will see you on Fun Day!

Evesham Fun Day is on Sunday 30th June, 11am – 4pm at Ragley Hall, B49 6LJ. For further event info, please email [email protected]

We would LOVE to see you on the day, you don’t need a pooch to attend! But if you can’t make it, make sure you spread the word to friends and family who may be able to make it!