PICTURE SLIDESHOW: Charity dog show in Skegby is hailed a success

A charity dog show in Skegby has raised £600 which will be used to help bereaved parents remember a child who has passed away.

The event, which was held at Healdswood recreation ground on Sunday, was organised by Louise Ashmore, a care assistant at King’s Mill Hospital’s children’s ward.

The money will fund at least 20 memory boxes from a charity called Cherished Forever.

The wooden boxes will contain a blanket, a teddy bear for a sibling or parent and other keepsakes so that families will always have something to remember their child by.

Around 100 dogs - from bulldogs to whippets - competed in a variety of classes including sporting and working, most handsome dog, best rescue dog and many more.

“It was lovely - we had a lot of kids,” said Louise.

“We had welly wanging, face painting and glitter tattoos and sweets in a jar.”

Meanwhile, Louise said that the event was a huge success and said that she planned to do more in the future.

“People were coming up to me and giving me £5 and £10.

“Alongside the show I did a raffle - I wrote to a lot of companies and they donated prizes which raised a lot of money.”

• To see a picture slideshow of the dog show visit chad.co.uk.