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Springhill's Dog Show & Country Fete

Press Release Wednesday 18th May 2016

Springhill Hospice's Fundraising team are gearing up for yet another successful Summer Fair on Sunday 5th June at Rochdale Riding Club on Roch Valley Way.  Between 11 am and 3 pm the grounds will be transformed into a family fun day to remember, in the form of Springhill Hospice Dog Show and Traditional Country Fete.

"Last year’s Country Fete was amazing, there really was something for everyone. The day had such a wonderfully traditional feel about it, back to the good old days. We saw so many new families who had never supported the Hospice before and are looking forward to its return this year” - Melanie Caffrey, Springhill's event co-ordinator.

Melanie added “One part of last year’s event in particular, the Dog Show, was a smash hit, so this year we’re making it bigger and better. The Springhill Hospice Dog Show and Country Fete is already attracting lots of interest from pooch owners all over the Borough.  There are nine canine classes to choose from, so there is something for everyone’s four legged friend.  With online booking at www.­springhill.­org.­uk/­dog-show-and-traditional it couldn’t be easier to get involved.”

She continues “It costs £8,200 a day to keep the doors of our hospice open and caring for the community free of charge.  With the public raising £7 out of every £10 needed, the Hospice relies on the support and generosity of the community at events like this.

Roch Valley Radio will be compering the day with activities including everything from donkey rides, dog agility trials, 9 class dog show, traditional fairground rides, PossAbilities Petting Zoo, RAFC Penalty Shootout, Hawk & Owl display, free circus workshop, stalls, games, Punch & Judy and a Magic Show, Zorb Balls, Tug of War, Link4Life Assault Course, face painting, food stalls, tombolas and lots of open space to park and play.

The Dog Show and Country Fete takes place from 11 am – 3 pm on Sunday 5th June at Rochdale Riding Club, Roch Valley Way Rochdale OL11 4QH.  A £1 entry donation is suggested and parking is free of charge and plentiful.

To register your dog in this year’s Dog Show visit our Website www.­springhill.­org.­uk/­dog-show-and-traditional