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Prince Charles gives his support to a special dog show

The Prince of Wales is well known for his love of animals and now it’s been revealed that he’s helping pet lovers in south west England enjoy a big day out with their four legged friends. Because Prince Charles is one of the sponsors of a Fun Dog Show that will take over one of the most picturesque spots in Somerset in the middle of July.


The Prince of Wales is showing his support for local issues

The prince is supporting an event which will take place on July 12th at Ham Hill Country Park in the county. It’s being run to raise funds for Ferne Animal Sanctuary and Friends of Ham Hill. The park itself is centred around an Iron Age Fort and covers almost 400 acres of land including meadows and old quarry areas.

The Fun Dog Show is being organized by Donna McNeill and Sarah Cutler. Donna said ‘we have received an unprecedented amount of support from local businesses keen to be involved, so a heartfelt thank you to all who have helped us so far. It has led us to meet some wonderful people who will be working with us to make this a fun day out for all the family and ultimately bring the community together.’

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Organisers Donna McNeill and Sarah Cutler are getting ready for a fun day out with royal approval

Her fellow organizer, Sarah Cutler, added that the emphasis of the day would be fun and said ‘we look forward to meeting all the entrants’ before promising there would be a class for all types of dogs to take part in and enjoy.

The involvement of The Prince of Wales has won praise from local councilor, Sylvia Seal, who is portfolio holder for Leisure and Culture at South Somerset District Council. She said ‘The Country Park is obviously tremendously important to dog owners locally and we are really pleased that this event will give them the opportunity to come together and celebrate their pets. And we must thank the event sponsors, James Wellbeloved and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.’

More details of the show will be released nearer the time with all eyes on any hints that Prince Charles himself might just pop along to see how this big day out for our four legged friends gets on.


Photo credit: Tamara Craiu via Flickr and Donna McNeill and Sarah Cutle

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