FUN DAY AT WYE RAISES NEARLY £4K
LABRADOR RESCUE KENT AND BORDERS FUN DAY AT WYE RAISES NEARLY £4K
About seventy dogs of all breeds (but mostly Labradors) attended Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders (LRK) Summer Fayre at Wye yesterday, Sunday 27 July. Officially opened by the Mayor of Ashford, John Link, the fayre sprang into action with its dog show.
For a few hours dogs and owners were able to enjoy the summer sunshine whilst supporting the fund raising activities of LRK â€“ the raffle, the silent auction, the tombola for kids and adults, over the bale races and hide and seek games for the dogs, as well as the delicious home-made cream teas, and BBQ. Nearly £4K was raised.
Master of ceremonies Matthew Kearsey-Lawson,head chef and managing director of award winning Kent Fine Foods kept the crowds entertained with his witty banter and amusing tales.
Commenting on the fayre, LRK trustee Maggie Hinks says: It was so nice to see so many of our rescue dogs with their new owners and to see that they have found their forever homes. We are so pleased with the money that we have raised and would like to thank all our volunteers and everyone who attended the fayre. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Maggie Hinks on 01580 720408
Over the bales winner
Cookie a chocolate Labrador owned by Kirsty
Dog show winners
Best Veteran Bella owned by Irene Senner
Best Youngster & BIS - Asbo owned by Betty
Best 6 legs Molly owned by Brian
Waggiest Tail Bert a black Labrador owned by Yasmine Marcar (Bert has won this category now for four years and has been runner up for two)
Best Rescue & we think RBIS Luna owned by Gerald
Dog Most Like Its Owner Bailey owned by MaureenAlison
Best Fancy Dress Henry owned by Colin Etherton
Sausage & Spoon Dash owned by Jayne Ralph
Note to editor:
Labrador Rescue Kent and Borders is a Registered Charity (No. 1067495) formed in 1997 which aims to recover, rehabilitate and rehome any Labrador Retriever in the county of Kent and its borders that has been ill treated, neglected or whose owners can no longer keep it.
For further information please contact: Kirsty Botting on 0208 672 9550 or 07970 802745./ Maggie Hinks on 01580 720408 / Caroline Halford on 01732 832200