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Smiles and waggy tails at the Lions' dog show

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

  • From left, best child handler Rebecca West, judge Nicola Mackie and runner-up Georgia Searle.

  • Lion president Paul Bray; June Trethowan, steward; Lion Ken Polkinghorne; judge Nicola Mackie; and Mr and Mrs Mawby and Shadow, winner of the liveliest dog in show.

  • RedYOUth in action at the Lions' Christmas fair at Pool.

  • Father Christmas in his grotto with, from left, Jim Lamberton, Tate Hards and Grace Hards, all from Redruth, at the LIons' Christmas fair.

  • Some of the Choice staff and members with, in the back row, Lion president Paul Bray; Jackie Barr, service manager; Daniel Cross, senior manager, and seated Lions Barrie Tippett and Derek Canham.

  • From left, Lion Jimmy Winn; Lion Ken Polkinghorne; David Loveridge, regional development manager of BWBF; Lion president Paul Bray and Lion Ed Draper.

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POOCHES of all shapes and sizes took part in Camborne Redruth and District Lions' Club's 33rd annual companion dog show.

Fifty-five dogs competed in 17 classes at Redruth Community Centre.

Judge Nicola Mackie and her assistant June Trethowan were impressed by the overall quality of the entries and the organisation of the show.

Refreshments were provided by the Lions' wives, and other attractions on the day included a raffle, with £304 raised for the Lions' charity account.

Lion president Paul Bray thanked the judges and Lion Ken Powell for organising the event and everyone who supported the show.

Results

Results: best in show – Bree, Terri Mellow, Redruth; reserve best in show – Heidi, D Southcott; best puppy – Freddie, Teresa Mellow, Redruth; best in novelty section – Tilly, K Dent; best veteran – Geena, Carole O'Brian, Redruth; best child handler – Paxton, Rebecca West, Threemilestone; best crossbreed or mongrel – Tess, C Thomas; liveliest dog in show and winner of the Jennings & Jennings Trophy plus £50 – Shadow, V Mawby.

Camborne Redruth & District Lions' Club's ladies held their annual Christmas fair at Heathcoat's Social Club, Pool.

In spite of the rain, people turned up once again to support the event.

At the door they were greeted by a musical Father Christmas who was the precursor to the real one in his grotto.

There were many varied and colourful stalls in the hall, inviting people to spend their money.

Entertainment was provided by RedYOUth juniors and youth dance groups.

Once again the fair proved a success and in excess of £500 was raised for the Lions' charity account.

Lion president Paul Bray thanked everyone for supporting the fair.

Father Christmas was invited to make the draw for the raffle. First prize of a Christmas hamper was won by Sara from Redruth; second prize of a watercolour painting by local artist Kit Johns was won by Janet Hampton from Troon; and third prize of a giant teddy bear was won by Barrie Tippett from Chacewater.

The profits from this year's Redruth fun day, organised by Camborne Redruth and District Lions' Club, have been given to Choice, a day centre for adults with learning difficulties.

Redruth Choice works from the Elim Church and caters for about 20 people per day.

Members of the Lions' club visited the centre to present a cheque for £500. The money will go towards a project to build a paved sensory garden complete with a built-in barbecue so that clients can have an area to relax in.

Anybody wishing to donate towards the building of the sensory garden are asked to contact Lion Alan Hampton on 01209 712638.

Camborne Redruth and District Lions have donated £2,200 to the British Wireless for the Blind Fund.

This follows on from their gift of two special radios for the blind to Camborne Redruth Community Hospital.

The cheque was presented to David Loveridge, regional development manager for BWBF.

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