Dog show in Beer raises £500 for charity

PUBLISHED: 16:59 28 May 2010 | UPDATED: 14:01 18 June 2010

A Dog show and fun day in Beer got tails and tongues wagging last weekend.

A Dog show and fun day in Beer got tails and tongues wagging last weekend.

Temperatures soared as the first event of its kind took place in the village to raise money for several charities.

Organiser Julie Barrett declared the fundraiser a success, with dozens of dogs taking part in the show.

Around £500 was raised for Dogs 4 Adoption through the main event and other charities such as The Oldies Club, Cats Protection and the RNLI added to their coffers through trade stalls.

Youngsters from Puffins Pre-School and Woodroffe Primary School in Lyme Regis also took part in the activities on Saturday.

Julie, treasurer of Dogs 4 Adoption, said: "It went really well. We had a lot of dogs and they were all different breeds, shapes and sizes.

"Everyone was saying they enjoyed it and all the dogs were happy - there were no arguments!

"I was delighted with how much money we made. I didn't have a clue how it would go because I've not done anything like it before.

"Hopefully we can do another one next year that will be bigger and better."

Julie paid special thanks to her friend Fiona Powell, who helped to organise the event, and Beer Albion Football Club for allowing the field to be used free of charge.

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