Yappy days for Hula

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Hula Animal Rescue is holding a fete and fun dog show this Sunday, writes Leisure editor Sammy Jones.

It’s a shameful side of so called ‘Great’ Britain that more animals than ever are being abandoned and abused all around us.

And it is charities like Hula who are doing their utmost to reach as many animals in need.

But caring for creatures who have been let down by us human sorts, costs cold hard cash.

Lots of it.

Which is where the fete’s and similar events held throughout the year, make a real difference.

This weekend, there will be fun dog show classes for all, and a parade of Hula dogs will demonstrate perfectly just what a fabulous job Hula volunteers do.

There will be doggie games too, ensuring our four legged friends have a fab time of it.

So that’s the pooches sorted, but what about the kids?

Worry not, fun and games for little ‘uns will be ready and waiting, and they’ll be able to lose some of that excess energy on the bouncy castle.

It’s all about highs and lows, and ups and downs!

A bar will be serving the wet stuff and you’ll find it easy to shed a few quid at some of the many stalls on site.

All proceeds from the bash – running at Glebe Farm, Aspley Guise between midday and 4pm – will be ploughed straight back into helping with the welfare of the animals in Hula’s care.

> To find out more about Hula visit www.hularescue.org

> Guest speaker at this month’s RSPB North Bucks Group indoor meeting will be Darren Moorcroft, Head of Species and Habitat Conservation with the RSPB.

Farmland is crucial for countryside birds, but the farmland of today is a far more challenging place for farmers and for wildlife than it used to be.

Numbers of farmland birds including sklyarks and yellowhammers have fallen. In an attempt to find ways for modern farming and wildlife to co-exist, the RSPB purchased an arable farm in the hope of finding realistic solutions.

Darren will be updating visitors on the work that has been happening and the progress being made.

This evening’s talk is bring hosted at the usual place – The Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Bradwell Abbey.

Doors open at 7.15pm, show time is 7.45pm

Group members pay £2.50, visitors £3.50 and children £1.