Dog show sets tails wagging for West Suffolk Hospital

Risby Dog Show  Pictured: Molly Hughes (12) with her dog Ted (11months and a cocka-poo) who won the 'dog the judge would like to take home' award ANL-160717-193651009
Risby Dog Show Pictured: Molly Hughes (12) with her dog Ted (11months and a cocka-poo) who won the 'dog the judge would like to take home' award ANL-160717-193651009
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An appeal kick-started by a businessman’s wish to say thank you to West Suffolk Hospital has been supported by the return of a popular dog show.

The Wags to WiSHes event was held at Risby Village Hall on Sunday in aid of the Arthrose Appeal which supports West Suffolk Hospital’s orthopaedic department and fracture clinic.

Risby Dog Show ANL-160717-193519009

Risby Dog Show ANL-160717-193519009

The appeal was started by businessman and Ixworth Parish Council chairman Ben Lord to say thank you to the hospital for its support of his nan Beryl Rose.

The show boasted 11 classes, from waggiest tail to the dog judges would most like to take home, plus an overall champion of champions. It is the second year the show, sponsored by Moreton Hall Veterinary Centre, has taken place with the Hospital’s My WiSH Charity supporting organiser – and staff member – Toni-Marie Armstrong and others from the fracture clinic.

Sue Smith, fund-raising manager for My WiSH Charity, said: “It was another great event and we would like to thank Toni-Marie and the rest of our colleagues for working so hard to make it a success.”

The Arthrose Appeal has raised more than £18,000 and funded equipment to support patients using the orthopaedics department and fracture clinic.

Risby Dog Show  Pictured: Jack the Jack Russell who won first in the best trick award ANL-160717-193358009

Risby Dog Show Pictured: Jack the Jack Russell who won first in the best trick award ANL-160717-193358009

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Risby Dog Show ANL-160717-193506009