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Church dog show a record-breaker




Two of the staggering 182 dogs which took part in the Stamford spectacular
Two of the staggering 182 dogs which took part in the Stamford spectacular

Organisers are overjoyed after declaring an all-action dog show run by Stamford Methodist Church a multiple record-breaker.

The 13th annual show and family fun day on Sunday attracted its best ever crowd, enjoyed its record number of entries and raised an all-time high of £2,750.

The cash generated will be ploughed into the church’s charities and projects.

They include Nixon Memorial Hospital in Sierra Leone and much closer to home Mutts Nutts Rescue and New College’s sensory garden in Stamford.

The money will also help to back the Youth Outreach Programme which runs the Shack in the Recreation Ground for youngsters aged 11-16 in the town.

Delighted Roger Ing, the chairman of Stamford Methodist Church’s organising committee, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day.

“We had a total of 182 dogs in the show and 325 entries altogether in both pedigree and novelty classes.

“We’ve never had so many dogs and it was a pleasure to see so many owners taking part.”

The spectacular on Stamford Meadows drew thousands of spectators as it ran from 10am-4pm.

The event was lit up by an alpaca display as well as dazzling dog agility performances.

“We get stronger every year.

“We were lucky with the weather as the sun shone and people loved it,” said Mr Ing, of Stamford.

He said they were thrilled to have made £2,750 for their dedicated good causes.

“That’s the biggest amount we’ve ever raised.

“So as well as having a lot of fun the charities we support will benefit as well,” said Roger, who praised Stamford Veterinary Centre and Pets Korner for supporting them.



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