HUNDREDS of dogs will bring puppy love to the West Midlands, during Guide Dogs’ Summer Gala at Moreton Morrell – Warwickshire College – on Saturday, 1 July 2006.
The summer spectacular, celebrating 75 years of guide dogs in the UK, will include:
Hundreds of guide dogs, puppies and other assistance dogs
Dog displays and dancing dogs!
Dog health advice and training workshops
Flyball and falconry
Food and refreshments
Music – courtesy of Dr Teeth Big Band and The Martyn Mills All Stars Jazz Band
Face painting, treasure hunt and other children’s entertainment
Supporting the charity’s fundraising, Guide Dogs is encouraging people to donate their old mobile phones for recycling, with the chance to win a new mobile in a special competition.
Neil Ewart, Guide Dogs’ Summer Gala co-ordinator, says: "We are really grateful to everyone who so enthusiastically supports the work of Guide Dogs. Wanting to acknowledge and celebrate this work at such an historic time – 75 years of guide dogs in the UK – we aim to make this year’s Summer Gala a memorable occasion and extend our invitation to the public, across the United Kingdom."
As an added bonus, two OUR DOGS stalwarts will be officiating at the Gala Day’s show, where Guide dogs are put through their paces. Columnist Robert Killick will be judging Junior Guide Dog Handlers, whilst Chief Reporter Nick Mays will be judging Brood Bitches.
There will be free entry and car parking in Warwickshire College grounds at Moreton Morrell throughout the event, taking place between 11:30am and 5pm. For those arriving by public transport, a shuttle bus is provided from Leamington Spa railway station (11am-2pm, with later return services back to the station).
For further information, call Neil Ewart 01926 337244 or log-on to: www.guidedogs.org.uk