This event was organised to raise
funds for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
We arrived at the event at 10.15 with
a happy and willing team, Chris Lister, Darren and Kerry Broadbent, Dave Dean,
John and Susan Chesters.
We set up N.C.S.B.T.C. stall next to
Barbara Green and Christine’s rescue stall.
The stall had a large variety of information including,
information leaflets and photo display provided by Clare Lee (many thanks to
Clare), we also had photo albums of rescue dogs provided by Barbara, which
people found interesting Chris supplied a gazebo and a dog pen, which the dogs loved,
it gave a chance for people to touch the dogs, one little girl entered the pen (with
her parents permission), Chris’s puppy (Buddy) loved it, as did the little
Dave’s puppy Grace made friends with
a French bulldog puppy; all the dogs were very well behaved.
The public enjoyed the hands on
approach, looking at photos and asking questions about Staffordshire Bull
We decided to enter the novelty classes,
so the public had a chance to see the dogs mixing with other breeds. This proved successful, my dog Jack winning a third in the best condition dog
class and Darren and Kerry’s dog (Blade ) winning the bale run with a brilliant
time of 5.94, secs.
A parade of rescue dogs was held in
the main Ring. Barbara spoke about the rescue system, and the differences of
the Stafford and a Pit Bull. Susan spoke and answered questions about the
history and the character of the Stafford.
Barbara had a good day on the stall
with the takings amounting to, Stall takings £119.45, collecting box on her
stall £32.33, collecting box on our stall £6.41 making a total of £158.19.
The event closed at 4.30, a good day
was had by one and all, now looking forward to our next event promoting the breed
at Lurcher Link Manor Heath Park on September 1st