The Mowgli Trust Dog Show has returned to Claremont Farm to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice. With canine competitions including fancy dress, best sausage catcher, and child’s best friend as well as local food, drink and craft stalls.
Mowgli founder, Nisha Katona and Andrew Pimbley, Managing Director of Claremont Farm spoke to LiverpoolWorld on the day.
Andrew said “it was a little bit disappointing that the rain came today, just makes things a little trickier but what a turnout”
Despite the inclement weather, the show was a sell-out, with thousands of people and hundreds of dogs turning out on the day.
The main arena was hosted by Jonny Bongo from Bongo’s Bingo along with Heart Radio’s Adam Weighell. Classes included Cutest Face, Dog & Owner Look Alike Award and Best Trick. The Agility Arena also featured some pretty impressive pooches demonstrating their canine capabilities.
Nisha said “It takes a year to plan this, it’s such a massive, massive deal. It takes up so much of our time but every single penny of profit goes to Claire House. What an amazing day, it’s my best day of the year, literally!”
Fundraising for Claire House Children’s Hospice
In 2019 the show raised over £32,000 for Claire House Children’s Hospice and after a sell-out this year, they’re hoping to raise even more.
Claire House supports babies, children and young people who have sadly been diagnosed with terminal conditions.
Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.
More children are going to Claire House than ever before – an 84% increase in six years - and they cannot cope with demand. The only way to reach all the families who so desperately need them is with the support of local communities.