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Contest looking for new sponsors

This year’s winner at the prestigeous Contest of champions event
This year’s winner at the prestigeous Contest of champions event

After several years of generous support, Royal Canin hasdecided to withdraw its sponsorship of the Canine Supporters Charity annual Contest of Champions show dogs event.

Over many years, usually with a sponsor but sometimes without, the Canine Supporters Charity has organised this prestigious event, now firmly established as one of the highlights of the canine calendar.

Exhibitors scramble to be among the top 64 of the full complement of top winners invited. The evening starts with a reception followed by dinner, auctions, competitions and then moves into the knockout contest, this is always judged by three secret overseas all round judges. Highlights of the evening are the tombola and the auction of valuable items conducted by the well known President, Peter Purves.

After the winner of the Contest of Champions is declared the occasion ends with a disco and dancing into the small hours.

During its existence the Charity is proud to have raised many hundreds of thousands of pounds, all of it given away to a huge variety of worthy causes in the world of dogs. This year alone £18,000 was given to beneficiaries for the health and welfare of dogs.

No Officer or Committee member takes a penny in expenses. The Canine Supporters Charity, its Officers and hard working Committee, who give so much of their time freely involved in staging this event, surely deserve another supportive sponsor whose presence would be mutually beneficial.

The Contest of Champions Competition is a major event, as well as a good money raiser for dogs, who through illness or no fault of their own are less fortunate.

if any one can help with sponsorship and items for the auction and tombola contact the secretary karina le mare, 01932 873239 or email

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