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Dates: Thursday 29th September to Sunday 2nd October 2016
Event: Driffield Dog Show
Location: Wetherby Race Course, York Road, Wetherby, LS22 5EJ
Amount raised: £487.75

This was the first time the staff had attended this event and the Charity for the full 4 days of events (Simon & Skye Mills had previously done the show in 2013). Louise, John and Christine arrived on the Wednesday to set up the stall and the caravan (which was to be home for the next 5 days) and everything was going well until it was time to start putting the stock out and then the weather changed and wind started to get up. We only managed to get some of the merchandise out so had to leave the remainder of the set up for the Thursday morning. The wind continued to increase and for the first day the wind reached up to 40kmph. We used everything possible to strap down the curtains to stop them blowing into the tables but thankfully it died down on the Friday and although cold we didn't have any more wind.

We were made to feel very welcome by Chris Bexon and other dog show committee members and their families who liked the fact that we were something different from all the stalls, which were of course related to dogs. We were even invited to the stall holders quiz night on the Friday night, with a fish and chip supper but unfortunately we didn't win the quiz! We managed to sell various items from NGVFA clothing, handcrafted cards, knitted items, donated spode items and spirit bottles.

A big thank you to Christine and John for all their help with this event and to Simon and Skye Mills who came to help us on the Saturday (and even opened up the stall for us - no we didnít lie in!).

All in all a good event to attend and we will definitely consider attending again next year (hopefully with no wind!).

The stall
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Boxers galore!
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Dogs & Cats
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Our B&B!
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Simon & Skye
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