The Kennel Club has bid a fond au revoir, but hopefully not a permanent goodbye, this week to its Public Relations Manager, Sara Ward. Sara has been an integral member of the Kennel Club press team for the past seven years but is now taking a career break, during which she will be getting married and travelling the world.
Sara is marrying her long-term boyfriend Sam in Berkshire this Saturday before jetting off on an eight-month honeymoon on Christmas Eve, that will see the newlyweds take in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.
Sara has always been ready with a happy and helpful demeanour at events such as Crufts and Discover Dogs for many years and will be sorely missed by colleagues and press alike at the NEC in March. It is hoped that she will renew her love of all things canine when she returns from her travels next August.
Said Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary: "Sara has been a fantastic person to have in the Kennel Club Press Office for seven years and it has been a pleasure to work alongside her.
We all wish her the best for her forthcoming marriage and world trip, and hope that she will rejoin us upon her return to continue the great work that she has done for the Kennel Club during her time here."