Kennels & Cattery, Somerset

Whitehouse Kennels Birthday Bash

Whitehouse Kennels Birthday Bash

We had a fantastic fun day and dog show on the 14 June to celebrate 25 years here at the kennels and were overwhelmed at how many people came out to support us, over 900! Helen, Judy and the girls from the Weston Breast Cancer Support Group running the vintage tea room raised an amazing £1137.50 which all goes to local women. The 20 plus charities raised over £1500. The fun dog classes had over 30 entries in each Class and we are so grateful for the donations from James Well Beloved, Pooch and Mutt and Sea Treats who helped us make over 400 goody bags to give out to those that didn't get a beautiful rosette, so hopefully weren't so disappointed. Carolyn from Carolyns in Drove Road and Ian and his team from Clarendon vets and Tim and Julie Paine from Greenslades Opticians make lots of small people (and some large!) very happy in the teddy bear hospital. Sarah and Stu and the team from Little Orchard made agility possible for people who had never tried before and provided a lot of fun. A big thank you goes to one of our customers, the executive producer of Nutty Squirrel Films who offered to film and take pictures of the day. (nuttysquirrelfilms.webs.com) and these are loaded on our face book page. We did have an official photographer Dave (Charlotte who works for us boyfriend ) but as so many came to see us he ended up helping on car parking all day!! Finally the day would not have been possible without the enormous support of our friends and family and whilst we were up at 04:30 peeling onions and making homemade treat bags, Bev, Jerry's brother was precooking burgers. Martin stood all day on the bar be que, Lynn and her team of happy helpers provided one of our amazing marquees, Paula, grandma and Susan never left the show marquee and Gemma set up the vintage tea rooms and helped calm us down when things happened, Charlotte and Katie the runners on the dog show that ran and ran, Jen on the entrance for hours and Vince and his team in the field, including grandad, ensured 400 + cars parked safely, no mean feat!! But for us the children that volunteered to serve in the charity tea rooms were the stars with their homemade aprons and little uniforms they worked so hard cleaning tables they should be very proud of themselves. 

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