Dogs Trust

Fantastic Fun Day Round Up!

Find out about Dogs Trust Kenilworth's successful Fun Day.

Dogs Trust Kenilworth Fun Day, including Arla and the winner of Best in Show.

Dogs Trust Kenilworth would like to say a huge thanks to everyone that attended, supported and donated towards the biggest event of the year on our calendar – our fabulous Fun Day which took place last month.

Despite the deluge of rain that fell the week before, we were incredibly lucky with the field at Offchurch Bury which held firm. We were able to continue setting up and hold the event which turned out to be a reasonable day weather-wise with one short, sharp shower mid-way through.

It was a new venue which has been very warmly received by our visitors, so we hope to be making a return again for 2020. The rain did play havoc with our preparations and we got a thorough soaking for the 3 days prior when we were unpacking and laying everything out. We also had a last minute field change as our original area had been completely waterlogged – best laid plans and all that! None of our visitors would have guessed as everything looked as it should have come Sunday morning, and we want to thank all of our traders and charity stands who believed us when we said the ground is looking good!

Our volunteers and staff worked really hard on the day, serving 500 cups of tea and coffee, selling countless slices of cake, judging hundreds of dogs in the dog show and generally being the warm and friendly team that we are. Trailblazers Flyball Team did a couple of excellent demonstrations and as ever it was wonderful to watch and we thank them for supporting us each year. A special mention to Arla seen in the picture meeting her cut-out reflection, once a Sponsor Dog and long termer. She made a visit on the day and we were thrilled to see her looking so well – congratulations to her owners for doing such a super job with her.

Despite the fact that many thought we would be cancelled due to the weather, we still managed to raise a huge £10,200! We're absolutely thrilled – thank you all so much 😊

If it's not too early to mention Christmas, we very much look forward to seeing you all again at our Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December, 12-4pm at the Kenilworth Rehoming Centre.

Have a great summer everyone!