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Pudsey Puppies in the Park is a barking success!

By Damon Sugden

Pudsey’s Puppies in the Park was another great event for the community of Pudsey, this time in the name of fun and to support our four legged friends.

Many people came along with their pets to enter the judging of their dogs in several different categories. The competition was fierce but the quality of the entries was superb!

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The event was organised and run by second year Events Management students of Leeds Beckett University: Andy, Leo, Felix, with their Lecturer Melanie Ellyard. They were delighted to see several hundred happy locals with their pet dogs joining in with the fun.

The students have an allowance of 50 hours community volunteering and are managing this charity project as part of their year two assessment, the Blue Cross was a natural choice for charity support.

Caroline Lewis, regional fund raiser for Blue Cross, said:

“We very much want to raise the brand awarenesses of Blue Cross as well as valuable funds for the Charity. The Blue Cross was founded in 1897 but still only has a regional centre over in Thirsk. We have a wide reach though supporting local animal re-homing centres via their fundraising such as the cat shelter at Drighlington so the extra funds really help.”

Blue Cross

Is a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us.

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Blue Cross helps thousands of pets in need every month, providing veterinary care, expert behaviour help and find them loving happy homes, as well as advice and education for current or future pet owners and pet bereavement support.

They develop lifelong relationships with pets and owners, providing quality care that is accessible and non-judgemental. With your support they can give back to more pets in need.

Damon Sugden is a participant on the West Leeds Dispatch community reporters’ training course being held at Bramley Lawn.

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