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All shapes and sizes sees dog show bring bark to appeal

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.

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 fun dog show boasted 11 different classes, from waggiest tail to the dog judges would most like to take home, as well as an overall champion of champions.

It is the second year the dog 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, fundraising manager for My WiSH Charity, said: “It was another great event and we would like to thank Toni-Marie and the rest of our hospital colleagues for working so hard to make it a success.

“There was a great atmosphere on the day and a great array of dogs of all shapes and sizes.

“We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported Wags to WiSHes.”

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

 

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