Wardle Village Fete raises hundreds for Pennine Animal Welfare Society
Date published: 11 September 2019
Photo: Reece Horton
Mayor Billy Sheerin opens the Wardle Village Fete and fun dog show
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.
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.
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.
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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