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Fun day helps people living with cancer


Have a fun afternoon with your special canine at the first ever Macmillan Dog Day in London on 9th July and help raise money for people living with cancer.

Supported by the Kennel Club, Macmillan Dog Day takes place at Royal Hospital Chelsea, South Grounds, London SW3. Macmillan Cancer Relief hopes to raise £30,000 from the event to help provide the expert care and practical and emotional support that make a real difference to people living with cancer.

Macmillan Dog Day is an afternoon of fun and entertainment for the whole family; dogs, their owners, parents and kids alike. Activities on the day include celebrity-hosted dog classes, arena shows by the famous Essex Dog Display Team, stalls and stands selling dog accessories and gifts, children’s entertainment including a dog gymkhana and a treasure trail walk. And for those not exhausted by the day’s activities, from 7.00pm there is also an opportunity to join an evening party with drinks and canapés, live music and entertainment.

Special guest of honour, The Duke of Devonshire, opens the proceedings at 3pm. The Duke’s carpenters are the creators of the featured in Style magazine luxury dog kennel which will be sold by silent auction at the event to raise money for the charity. The kennel is one of only two ever created and has been donated to the Macmillan Dog Day by supporter Sheila Parness. But even if you don’t quite have the bidding power, the pooch palace is on display at Dog Day for all to drool over.

Competitions

Hat designer to the stars, Philip Treacy, will be joined by his canine companion Mr Pig to judge ‘the best fancy dress’ class, one of the many competitions taking place on the day. Other categories include ‘waggiest tail’, ‘dog and owner lookalike’, ‘veteran dog’ and ‘best six legs’ for the best looking owner and dog couple.

One of the many other highlights of Macmillan Dog Day is your chance to speak with the best-selling author of ‘The Dog Listener’, Jan Fennell, a professional canine behaviourist. A supporter of Macmillan Cancer Relief, Jan is donating her time to the event to give dog lovers the opportunity to get free expert advice.

Tickets for this one-day event start at £5 for an adult entry, £3 for children, £15 for entry with refreshments and £20 for evening party tickets. They are available from Jules Dixon, Macmillan London Special Events, call 020 7795 0055 or email jdixon@macmillan.org.uk