Charity dog show in Clayhall Park to raise money for Cancer Research

PUBLISHED: 15:56 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 25 September 2017

A dog dressed up at Hackney Carnival. Picture: Hackney Council

A dog dressed up at Hackney Carnival. Picture: Hackney Council

Hackney Council

A brave nine-year-old, whose mum died from cancer, has organised a charity event in her memory in Clayhall Park.

The Masks of Aphra Behn (credit: Greg Goodale)The Masks of Aphra Behn (credit: Greg Goodale)

Zak Cohen of Hainault, along with his dad Spencer and 10-year-old sister Mia will host a dog fun day, Paw-fect in the Park, on Sunday in Longwood Gardens.

Together with Stacy Ismael, owner of Paw-fect doggy day care, the family will hold canine competition with categorises including best sausage catcher, prettiest female and best child handler.

All dogs taking part will be given a rosette.

Zac said: “Just after I turned five, my mum got cancer and she died when I was seven,” he said.

“My mum was so brave, but I don’t want anyone to go through what she went through.

“I want to make lots of money for Cancer Research UK so that they can get a cure for cancer and no one gets cancer again

The day will begin at 12:15pm at The Pavilion in Clayhall park.

At 2pm there will be entertainment from Sharron Wood and Maia Ansher.

An auction will be held at 2.30pm with prizes on offer including a photo shoot, Reiki sessions, and a three course dinner cooked in your home.

Guests can also look forward to a doggy photo booth, sweets and dog treat stalls, a kissing booth, animal portraits stall and face painting.

The family hope to raise £500 for Cancer Research UK. For those who can not attend, they can donate at their JustGiving page.

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