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updated 21/9/01

The Golden Bone Awards and Ball
Radisson Hotel, Manchester Airport, Saturday 9th February 2002

Bookmark your diary for The Golden Bone Awards on 9th February next year, the weekend of the Manchester Dog Show. The Awards have already established themselves as the 'Oscars' of the world of dogs and there is no doubt that it will, once again, be a fabulous evening.

The Awards are an opportunity not only to present major awards to the various high profile competitions that are a feature of the world of dogs, but also to recognise the contribution of both people and dogs at work, at home and in the community. The awards include the Working Dog of the Year, the Support Dog of the year, the Company of the Year and Charity of the Year. There are also awards for services to dogs and Personalities of the Year - both canine and human - who have done most to promote dog ownership. There will also be a Golden Bone for the Open Show that did most to promote itself locally in 2000. Nominations forms will be appearing in the canine weekly and monthly press very shortly.

Last year's personality of the year, Liz Cartledge, receiving her Golden Bone Award
from Angela Cavill at the International Juniors dinner at Crufts earlier this year.
Liz was nominated for the award for her support of junior activities in general and the
phenomenal and continuing success of The Junior Handlers Association in particular.

This fund raising event under the auspices of the Pet Role Trust is organised by Susie Mathis, twice winner of the prestigious Sony Radio Personality of the Year Award. The monies raised will be distributed through the Pet Role Trust, a registered charitable trust, to canine good causes.

TV personality Kevin Horkin will be the host of what we know will be another truly memorable evening and many stars of stage and screen have already indicated that they will attend.