19 June 2014

DATES FOR THE DIARY: GWCT Yorkshire Bonanza Dog Day

Belle, plays an integral role in the recovery of wounded service personnel and is supporting the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Yorkshire Bonanza Dog Day on Sunday 21st September in aid of the GWCT and Help for HeroesOn Sunday 21st September 2014 a Bonanza Dog Day in aid of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in association with Help for Heroes is taking place at Marfield Fields, Masham, North Yorkshire. The day will include 8 classes; the waggiest tail, dog most like its owner, best puppy, best young handler, scruffiest, best fancy dress, best “6” legs and a dog the judge would most like to take home.

The day will also include a variety of dog demostrations, terrier racing, and dog scurries as well as Katie Cropper’s amazing sheepdog display. The “Have a Go” agility class is always popular and will provide first class entertainment for the whole family. To find out more and to enter on-line please visit www.gwct.org.uk/yorkshiredogday.

Proceeds for Help for Heroes will be received by Phoenix House in Catterick Garrison, one of four Help for Heroes Recovery Centres and the only one in the North of England. Its Manager, Mo Usman, said: “Dogs have been used in the military since ancient times so it was appropriate that GWCT should share proceeds from a dog show with Help for Heroes.

“Phoenix House even has its own dog – Belle - who plays an integral part in the recovery of the wounded, injured and sick. Having dogs around the centre creates a much more relaxing atmosphere and can be therapeutic too.”

He added. “For all these reasons, I am sure that many members of the armed forces and their families will be among the crowds attending the dog day.”

For more information, please contact Sophie Dingwall, GWCT, telephone: 07738 455879; email: sdingwall@gwct.org.uk

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Photocaption: Belle, plays an integral role in the recovery of wounded service personnel and is supporting the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Yorkshire Bonanza Dog Day on Sunday 21st September in aid of the GWCT and Help for Heroes. 


Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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