Upcoming Events And Fundraisers
Here is a quick synopsis and thank you to everyone:
What a wonderful day we had at Wardle Village Fete & Fun Dog Show on 2nd Sept. A fun-filled family day started with the Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Mike Holly, and his Lady wife Margaret officially opening the event with Rebecca Hilton of Craft Cottage. (Rebecca and Michele work together to organise this event for the benefit of the Wardle community and to help PAWS fundraise for its cause. Rebecca provided free crafting opportunities for the children attending the fete throughout the day).
PAWS volunteers started setting up early and were joined by over 20 stallholders offering a great array of goods and crafts for sale. Jacey-Mae provided singing talent in the afternoon ably assisted by Tim and co. from Roch Valley Radio. (Special thanks to Albert from Carnival Candy for helping with the generator problem)! Local groups from the church, Littleborough Brass band and the local history group also attended and raised money for their own causes. Welly wanging, 3 legged and wheelbarrow racing were also greatly enjoyed by adults and children alike – supervised by Tim Moore.
The dog show was a huge success with a larger than usual number of entries and we were delighted to have the winners from the 12 classes back into the arena so Hayley Barton from Canine Country Kitchen could choose the overall show winner and the reserve. Simba (winner of Handsome Hunk) won the Best in Show and Domino & Darcy (winner of Junior Dog Handler) received the Reserve Best In Show award. Needless to say they were delighted and with such a plethora of wonderful dogs during the show it was incredibly difficult for Carla and Hayley to decide who to pick! It was wonderful to see so many people taking a pride in their pets and to see how well they all behaved on the day.
Thank you to all the stallholders for coming, to Jacey for singing, to Roch Valley Radio for providing a PA, to Canine Country Kitchen for sponsoring the dog show and to all our volunteers and helpers for providing us with extra hands setting up and packing away. Most of all thank you to all the Wardle community for supporting us again and for helping us to raise over £800 to go towards our rebuild at our new site in Delph. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2024.