Dogs are the heroes at charity show

Freya Marlow, 12, from Corby. with Muzzy who won the pet with the prettiest eyes class in a dog show to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes
Freya Marlow, 12, from Corby. with Muzzy who won the pet with the prettiest eyes class in a dog show to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes
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Dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and temperaments made their owners proud at a show to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes.

The event was held at the playing fields in Caldecott on Sunday (July 22) and about 50 pets were entered.

It was organised by Anna Griffiths and Rachael and Geoff Hudson and there were 10 classes including the dog with the prettiest eyes, the most disobedient pet, the prettiest princess, the handsomest prince, the cutest puppy, the golden oldie and the pooch with the waggiest tail.

Anna said: “My friend is in the Army and, after I watched a television programme about all the servicemen and women who are injured, or even killed serving in Afghanistan, I decided I wanted to do something to support Help for Heroes. It’s a way of showing our troops we support them.

“I was delighted with the turnout for the show and everyone had a great time.”

Her friend Georgina Stedman, 18, of Deene, near Corby, serves with the Royal Military Police and expects to be posted to Afghanistan once her training is complete.

She said: “I love what I’m doing and I’m looking forward to going out there and doing the job I’m being trained to do. Having a dog show for Help for Heroes was a great idea.”

Lora Lawman, of Wellingborough, the county’s co-ordinator for Help for Heroes, was one of the dog show judges.

She said: “Events like this are tremendously important to raise funds for the charity and we are indebted to everyone who took part in the show.”

Pets placed first, second and third in each class received a goodie bag and there were certificates for their owners.

There was also a raffle and a tombola and cream teas were served in Caldecott Village Hall.

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