THE FIRST fundraising fun dog show held by Seaford Dog Rescue was a great success, raising around £1,400 for the charity.
Top crime writer Peter James was the judge for best in show and even did a book signing at the charity event on Saturday August 27.
Organisers were delighted with the show which was held at the Martello Fields in Seaford and are hoping to hold it again next year.
Sue Philips, from Seaford Dog Rescue, said: “The event was a great success, sadly at 1.45pm the heavens opened and the field emptied, which was such a shame as it only lasted a few minutes and then the sun was out again, so the event came to a sudden halt.
“But I suppose with how the weather had been the day before, we should be grateful the weather held out as long as it did!
“I would say around 400 people or more attended.
“We have had a lot of great feedback, all in all everyone really enjoyed themselves, both two and fou legged.
“It was a huge learning curve for us and we picked up on many things we can improve on and we thank all of those who were patient and understanding. We are also so very grateful to all those who attended who showed great support.
“And a huge thank you to all our amazing volunteers, as without them the day would not have been possible.”
The charity only began last November but is helping around three to four dogs a week.
Dogs are looked after by Lucy Dunk and Sue Philips, who run the charity, or by volunteers who foster a dog until they are found a new home.
The event also featured bouncy castles, flyball, a raffle and tombola, as well as pony rides, food and drink.
Call Sue on 07707 738925 or Lucy on 07970824764, or visit www.seaforddogrescue.co.uk.