Fun day aids Dogs Trust

Dog lovers and bargain hunters alike came out in force to show their support for Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, at a recent fundraising event.

The event, held at Brewery House Farm in Tockwith, was hailed a great success with around 150 visitors coming along, many with their four legged friends, to sample homemade cakes, pick up charity shop bargains and take part in the raffle.

A total of £535 was raised on the day, all of which will help go towards caring for the dogs in Dogs Trust’s 18 rehoming centres across the UK, including one in Leeds.

Event organiser Jo Barrett said: “We had a fantastic day and I am so pleased with the money we raised for Dogs Trust.

“I was overwhelmed by the support of the villagers and their generosity and it was lovely to meet so many local dogs. What started out as a bit of fun for my friends turned into a really successful day and I hope there will be more events to come in the future.”

Matthew Goldson, Dogs Trust Wetherby Charity Shop Manager said: “Jo did a brilliant job organising the event and we are thrilled that so much was raised.

“These much needed funds will go a long way towards ensuring each and every dog in the care of our 18 rehoming centres across the UK, including one in Leeds receive the best possible care whilst looking for a new home.”

Anyone who would like to donate any unwanted items to Dogs Trust Wetherby charity shop, should drop them into the team at 10 Westgate, Wetherby, Leeds, LS22 6LL between 9.30am–5pm Monday to Saturday, or phone 01937 918509.