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Hillington Square Dog Show

Dog Show Leaflet

Freebridge Community Housing are welcoming dogs and their owners to join their first Community Dog Show, at Hillington Square!

The Dog Show, taking place this Friday 28 August between 12-3pm, is free to enter and supported by Mill House Vets. The event is open to everyone and dogs do not need to be registered beforehand to take part. There are eight categories and first, second and third place in each class will receive a prize:

  • Cutest Puppy
  • Best Crossbreed
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Best Six Legs (Dog and handler together)
  • Most Appealing Eyes
  • Best Child Handler
  • Best Older Dog (Over seven years)
  • Best In Show

Alongside the show itself, there will be agility displays, dog training advice and pet products available to buy. The event has been organised to encourage continued responsible pet ownership while understanding how best to enjoy time with your dog. A range of pet services, many of which are free, are on offer in the local area and this is the perfect opportunity to find out more.

Robert Clarke, Director of Housing at Freebridge said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming people and their dogs to Hillington Square to join in with the show. The afternoon promises to be great fun, and by having organisations involved like Mill House Vets, there will be really helpful information and guidance available to all. We have made sure that there are categories to suit every type of dog, so come along to the heart of the community and enjoy the afternoon!”

Sam Richardson, Senior Nurse at Mill House Vets went on to say: “I am looking forward to meeting everyone on the day – as well as having fun, I will be bringing lots of useful information with me about the amazing charity PDSA and the help we can offer together to families on limited incomes.  I also run puppy training classes at Mill House so will be happy to chat all things puppy!”

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Sun at the Summer Fete!

On Saturday 25 July we were pleased to host the second Hillington Square Community, and even more pleased that the sun shone throughout!

Mayor & Mayoress

Officially opening the fete was Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Councillor Colin Manning and local DJ Simon Rowe from KL.FM who led the entertainment for the afternoon. A range of charities and local organisations took part including the Engage Theatre Company, Flukes Ukulele Group and Norfolk Constabulary.

Children of all ages enjoyed the games, workshops and other fun activities on offer, including a bouncy castle. There was also a delicious BBQ, with food kindly donated by Booker Wholesale, King’s Lynn.

Face painting 2

We also had Hannah over from Norwich doing creative face painting!

T-shirt designing

These boys were keen to show off their t-shirts they designed in a workshop based in the café.

Fete

The bouncy castle also proved to be a crowd pleaser!

Robert Clarke, Director of Housing at Freebridge said: “It was fantastic to see so many people who live on Hillington Square, and the wider community, come along to the fete and enjoy the day. It was clear to see how much fun they were having and the atmosphere was great.

BBQ

“We would like to thank everyone that got involved and helped on the day, ran stalls and workshops or gave donations. We are looking forward to next year already.”

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