Summer fun day in support will benefit charities

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Wavendon Gate Pavilion is the place to be on Saturday for plenty of summer fun – all in the name of charity.

Ruth Sherman and Clare Gale both work hard to raise funds for The Jessica Sherman Foundation and Willen Hospice respectively and the pair have teamed up to put on a Fun Day and Dog Show tomorrow from 12noon until 5pm.

The event promises to be a day not to be missed – there will be a BBQ, plenty of stalls and a raffle, a bouncy castle (and a bouncy slide) for the kids, as well as a balloon release.

Entertainment will be provided by Lightening McQueen, Samantha the Panther and Cinderella.

Meanwhile, the 22 class dog show will provide every canine with the chance to impress the judges in the competition, which is being sponsored by Walnut Pet Supplies, Willow Veterinary Centre, Snuggles Dog Grooming and Kensingfall Cavaliers.

Dog show registration starts at 11.30am, with the first class (‘most appealing eyes’) starting at 12noon.

Enter your four-legged friend in classes ranging from ‘best rescue’ to ‘cutest puppy’, ‘waggiest tail’, ‘quickest sit’ and ‘dog most like its owner’, as well as ‘best in show’.

All proceeds from the day will be split equally between the two local charities.

While Willen Hospice is a well-known city charity – providing specialist palliative care and support for families – it does not receive any government funding and is completely run on donations.

Clare said: “Willen Hospice is an amazing place, full of the most kind, caring and dedicated staff.

“In April 2012 I lost my sister, aged 39, to cancer after short battle.

“Willen Hospice were amazing.

“They are still around offering support and I now want to be able to give something back to help others too.”

West Bletchley based charity The Jessica Sherman Foundation was set up by Ruth and her husband just 16 months ago following the stillbirth of their daughter, Jessica, in July 2007.

Ruth said: “We set up TJSF because we want to help others who have been affected by the death of a baby whether they were stillborn, miscarried or died.”

“TJSF’s has several aims with the main one to open a retreat with day centre with the offer of counselling.

“Please visit to learn more about our work.”

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