Paws up! Dogs Trust raises over £4,500 at annual Fun Day
Dogs Trust Newbury is celebrating another successful Fun Day, following a fantastic turnout at the charity’s annual fundraising event on Sunday 26th May 2019.
After many months of planning and organising, the team were delighted to welcome almost 1,000 people plus their four-legged friends to the event, which was held at Park House School on Andover Road in Newbury. Over £4,500 was raised for the charity on the day, with more pennies still being counted.
There were lots of Funday highlights including the Fun Dog Show, where collie cross Oscar was named Best in Show and Rottweiler puppy Luna wooed the judges to win Perfect Puppy. The prizes were presented by Richard and his dog Ginny.
The Doggy Lucky Dip and Doggy Disco were also particularly popular, as was the Raffle – the biggest in the event’s history, with prizes including a £200 holiday voucher from Triangle Travel, a signed book by Deliciously Ella plus two doggy photo shoot vouchers from Hound Dog Photography and a wicker hamper of doggy goods.
Dogs Trust Newbury Supporter Relations Officer, Emma Wilcox, is delighted with the turnout of people and their generosity.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the local community and our supporters old and new who came along to help us raise such a fantastic amount of money for the dogs in our care.
“It was wonderful to see so many people at the Funday, as well as some of our ex-residents with their new families, who we are happy to see doing so well.
“The event would not have been possible without the hard work of our staff and volunteers and everyone who donated raffle and tombola prizes to help us raise money. Together they ensured the day was a success, and we are very grateful for their valuable contributions.”
Other highlights from the day included a visit from Dog’s Trust mascot Dogcilla, and a rehoming parade which has already generated interest from potential adopters for dogs currently in the care of the Newbury rehoming centre.
All the funds raised from the Fun Day will go towards helping Dogs Trust Newbury to continue providing homeless and abandoned dogs with the best possible care as they await their forever homes.
If you’d like to adopt a four-legged friend from the centre, please call 01488 505157.