A fabulous welcome at the Princess Alice Hospice Summer Fete and Dog Show
The finale to an amazing weekend with ‘WGW’ hounds and humans being invited to this ever popular annual fete in aid of the ‘Princess Alice Hospice’ in Esher, a community hospice and charity, which gives outstanding palliative and end of life care to adult patients and support to their families and friends.
It was an excellent showcase event for us, as there was a WGW shop stall and a great Meet & Greet opportunity for the many visitors to see our homeless and homed hounds. Our lovely hounds – who behaved impeccably – and hard-working volunteers, some of whom supported us from the Portsmouth Walking Group, attracted a host of visitors to the stall, both human and doggy alike!
There were a variety of stalls of all kinds and I was told it was a bumper year for visitors.
Running alongside this, a greyhound category was introduced into the Dog Show and was won in style by tall, handsome blue and white hound, Ned, and the equally dashing brindle boy, Finlay, was an admirable runner-up, both of whom were former Hersham Hounds. The Dog Show was opened by local MP, Dominic Raab, who we spotted by our gazebo (as pictured). WGW volunteer, Gaynor Renwick, was also kindly invited to be compere of the dog show.
We were all made to feel welcome and the Hospice team and organisers and the visitors to this busy Fete, were all so friendly and genuinely interested in our lovely hounds and in what we do. I hope you like the photo gallery as a visual snapshot of the day.
A huge thank you to a devoted team of WGW helpers and hounds, who were just amazing and of course, to all at this wonderful Hospice and Charity, who gave us this opportunity to meet members of the community and to participate in such a popular annual event.
We raised £234.54 on our stall and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the Fete. We hope the Summer Fete & Dogs Show was a great success for the Princess Alice Hospice too. Carol x