Dogs are treated to a festive fundraiser
PUBLISHED: 15:12 18 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:33 18 December 2014
A Christmas grotto with a twist raised hundreds of pounds for charity by hosting a raffle and glamorous photo shoot for dogs last weekend.
Paw-fect dog groomers in Longwood Gardens, Clayhall, welcomed more than 30 pups into their shop for their annual festive fundraiser.
The owner and manager, Stacy Ismael, said: “It was absolutely fantastic and they were all very well behaved.
“We publicised the event on Facebook so those who couldn’t come along could still donate on our Just Giving page.”
The dogs were invited for a bath and a brush up before a professional photographer captured their newly groomed look complete with festive fancy dress.
Paw-fect also ensured all the happy hounds went home with their very own set of reindeer antlers or a Christmas hat.
Mrs Ismael added: “One of my apprentices even made her own cookies for the lucky dogs that came to us.”
The groomers raised £910 throughout the day which will be donated to local charity, Hopes and Dreams, who provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children with terminal or life-limiting diseases.
“It’s such a worthy cause and the work they do is brilliant,” added Mrs Ismael.
“It was all hands on deck for this amazing day and the generosity of people was fabulous.”
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