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Family fun day at our Chelmsford store

5 October 2017

Here at Pets Corner we love to organise community-focused events, and if they help to raise money for charity, even better.

This month the team at our Chelmsford store has been working hard to put on a ‘Fun Day Extraordinaire’ to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

Staff will be ‘baking or faking’ cakes (making or shop-buying them!) and serving treats with hot drinks for customers to enjoy. There will be a treasure hunt for kids, animal-themed face painting, a raffle, and various competitions such as guess the weight of the cake, guess the name of the cuddly toy and guess the amount of kibble in the jar.

But the highlight of the day looks set to be the fun dog show, which will be judged by well-known dog trainer and behaviourist Tony Cruse, author of ‘101 Doggy Dilemmas’. The four classes in the competition are Waggiest Tail, Smartest Sit, Prettiest Bitch and Most Handsome Dog, with rosettes for the winners.

Chelmsford store manager, Kate Butcher, said: “These charities are particularly close to our hearts, as the husband of our supervisor is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Pete has received care at the Helen Rollason Centre in Chelmsford, and he and Michele have nothing but praise for their work.

“To help support Michele and Pete, we wanted to do something positive that would be fun for our staff and customers, while raising money for a really important charity. Our fun day offers something for everyone, including of course our four-legged friends. We cannot wait to meet the entrants in the dog show!”

Sponsors for the event include GO30 women’s gym, who have provided a raffle prize, and Mace Playce soft play centre, whose face painter will be at the event.

The Fun Day Extraordinaire runs from 9am – 5pm on Saturday October 14th at the Chelmsford Pets Corner store, which is in the Springfield Wyevale garden centre at Homelands Retail Park, next to B&Q. For exact timings and further details, please contact the store directly on 01245 462740.