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St Andrew’s Park fun day and dog show raises money for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:09 19 July 2018

Winner of best in show eight-month-old Gastonwith his owner. Photo:Tina Gardner

Winner of best in show eight-month-old Gastonwith his owner. Photo:Tina Gardner

Tina Gardner

The Friends of St Andrew’s Park held a dog show and fun day at the weekend.

Children having fun at St Andrews show. Photo: Joanne GrayChildren having fun at St Andrews show. Photo: Joanne Gray

Dog lovers and members of the community enjoyed a day in the sun at the annual St Andrew’s Show in Hornchurch to raise money for various charities.

Families flocked to the dog show and fun day that was organised by The Friends of St Andrew’s Park and organiser of the dog show Graeme Turner said that this year it was “bigger and better” than ever.

Members of the public took part in a dog show to raise money for the Romford Greyhound Owners Association (RGOA)– which homes retired racing greyhounds. Photo:Tina GardnerMembers of the public took part in a dog show to raise money for the Romford Greyhound Owners Association (RGOA)– which homes retired racing greyhounds. Photo:Tina Gardner

Funds from the dog show went to The Romford Greyhound Owners Association (RGOA) – which homes retired racing greyhounds - while other charities held stalls free of charge in the park, and all other money raised went to the Friends group.

Member Graeme said: “It was bigger and better this year with stalls and rides all around the park. A good time seemed to be had by all. Families picknicked on the grass watching the attractions.

Children having fun at St Andrews show. Photo: Joanne GrayChildren having fun at St Andrews show. Photo: Joanne Gray

“The dog show was well attended despite the hot weather and the best in show was an eight-month-old boxer called Gaston.

“Besides raising money for charity the event is organised to promote the park. The amount of people who said that they didn’t know that the park was there, how nice it was and they would come back, shows that it works.”

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