A special Dog Show to celebrate the first anniversary of Copper’s Dog Activity Trail was held on Sunday 28 August. The weather stayed fair and an impressive 150 dogs participated in both timed rounds of the Trail itself and novelty fun classes in a show ring next door. The show certainly achieved its goal of getting all ages and different breeds of dog to come along, have a go, and most of all, have fun!
Rosettes, trophies and natural dog biscuits were given out as prizes to the winning dogs, whilst our two-legged friends enjoyed homemade cakes washed down by tea or coffee. As well as a fun event, the Dog Show was also a fundraiser, with refreshment sales boosted by a tombola and stalls selling Faerytails natural dog treats and doggie ice cream, and Tommy Doggy greetings cards.
A total of £442 was raised on the day, which will go towards purchasing an all-weather surface for the Trail. However, we still need a lot more money to achieve this aim, so we’re planning a further fundraising tea and tombola event for October or November.We would like to thank everyone who came along to either participate in or support the Dog Show, which we hope to make an annual event.
Particular thanks go to Sheila, Gareth and Fred from Chalfield Dog Club who volunteered their time and experience to help run the show. Huge thanks are also due to the Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park and other volunteers who gave their time to help make the day a success.
Zoe Fordham, Ranger