Dog show raises money for Paws charity

Published on: 30 Sep 2016

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A SISTER and brother have helped raise £50 for Paws charity in Staple Hill by organising a dog show.

Thirteen-year-old Fiji Willetts and her brother, Zen, 11,  who are students at Winterbourne International Academy, started planning their event in January to raise funds for a charity dear to them.

It took place in the summer holidays at a small village fete in Feckenham, Worcestershire, which is where their father lives. 

The show had seven categories,including prettiest eyes and best child handler.  A good number of  owners took part with their pooches, competing for rosettes and a doggy goody bags, and the event raised £50.

Mother Madeline Willetts said: “ I am very proud of both my children who worked so hard to make their event a success and to try and raise as much money as possible for Paws. They had such a good turnout, I think they are planning to do the same next summer.

“Both Fiji and Zen are great animal lovers. They are vegetarian and have ducks, chickens and dogs as their own pets so the charity is close to their hearts.

“They have supported Paws, which is close to their home in Staple Hill, since it has opened and they love the people it is run by.

“I am sure they will continue to support Paws and the wonderful work it does. They received a lovely letter thanking them for the money they raised.”

This isn’t the first time the family have raised money for Paws. From the age of 10 Fiji has been fundraising for the charity, completing a sponsored walk and busking with her clarinet.

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