First Suffolk Canine Creche summer dog show and family fun day raises over £900

Suffolk Canine Creche presented the very first companion dog show and family fun day at Woodbridge Town Football Club, which raised over £900 for young cancer patients.

First Suffolk Canine Creche summer dog show and family fun day raises over £900

The premier event of the season included three rings of classes: pedigree, novelty, handling and races, and played host to fun categories including waggiest tail and best lookalike.

The day saw dozens of amazing prizes, rosettes and hampers for the winning dogs and their owners, all of which were kindly donated by local businesses including Purina Pro Plan.

Special rosettes and prizes were awarded to Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Handler, Best Puppy in Show, Best Veteran in Show and Best Novelty, with over 170 dogs being entered into various classes.

Judges on the day included Ian Chapman, Steve Andrews and Peter Conway, who kindly donated their time to the event.

Thanks to a wealth of entertainment for all the family, including lucky dip, tombola, raffle, treasure hunt, barbecue, bar and vending stalls selling lots of lovely things for owners and their dogs, the pounds were raised and great fun was had by all who attended.

Incredible support

Candace Rose, managing director of Suffolk Canine Creche, said: “We received incredible support for this event, helping to raise a grand total of £963.88 for CLIC Sargent which is a huge amount considering we charged only £1 per entry.

“The judges were really thrilled with the variety of dogs, their wonderful temperaments and the great time they had meeting all their owners. I am already looking forward to next year’s event."

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner on 01284 829 090 or email: