Wardle Village Fete raises hundreds for Pennine Animal Welfare Society

Date published: 11 September 2019


The annual Wardle Village Fete and fun dog show raised over £700 for the Pennine Animal Welfare Society on Saturday (7 September).

Organised by Rebecca Hilton of Craft Cottage in Wardle and Michele Way of Pennine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), the Wardle Village Fete, held at the Recreational Ground, returned to far better weather this year after last year's soggy event.

The event was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress Billy and Lynn Sheerin as over 30 stalls from local community groups, fundraising organisations and local businesses showcased the best of local talent and creativity.

 

Pennine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) volunteers
Pennine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) volunteers

 

Wardle Village Fete and fun dog show

 

A total of £752 was raised on the day, including £101.35 raised by 44th Rochdale Rainbows, whilst the new owners at Wardle Post Office kindly donated hundreds of bottles of water for visitors.

Visitors had a choice of donkey rides, face painting, welly wanging, three legged races and the main attraction, a fun dog show. Local community radio station, Roch Valley Radio, provided a mix of live broadcast, music and announcements throughout the day, keeping the crowds entertained.

 

Mayor Billy Sheerin tries his hand at welly wanging
Mayor Billy Sheerin tries his hand at welly wanging

 

Mayoress tries welly wanging
As does the Mayoress, Lynn Sheerin

 

Rebecca said: “It was a fantastic day. The whole community came together, the sun was shining and we raised lots of money for a very worthy cause.”

The event was sponsored by Lisa Eaton Greenwood of Little Creatures Pet Hotel and Charlotte’s Pawfection Grooming Salon, run by Lisa’s daughter Charlotte, who also sponsored and judged the dog show.

 

Best In Show winner Annie Harrison (right) with Beau (Winner of the Best Child Handler class) and Reserve Best in Show winner Lucy Miller (left) with Piper (Winner of the Foxy Lady class)
Best in Show winner Annie Harrison (right) with Beau (Winner of the Best Child Handler class) and Reserve Best in Show winner Lucy Miller (left) with Piper (Winner of the Foxy Lady class)

 

The Best In Show was awarded to Annie Harrison with Beau (Winner of the Best Child Handler class) and Reserve Best in Show to Lucy Miller with Piper (Winner of the Foxy Lady class).

Charlotte said: “It is really difficult to judge so many lovely dogs, but I really enjoyed it and look forward to coming back next year to do it all again.”

All photos kindly provided by Reece Horton photography.

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