Flint RNLI host virtual fundraising dog show

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI hosted an annual dog show albeit slightly different this year with the event held online for the first time.

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Virtual dog show winners and judges

The online event launched on 5 July, allowing three weeks for dog owners to enter their four-legged companions into four categories: Cutest dog, dog the judge would most like to take home, best six legs (dog and handler in the photo) and most likes on Facebook.

The online event was supported by Jollyes pet food Flint and was a great success. Over 90 dogs were entered into the four classes raising £112 for the RNLI.

The winners were independently judged by show coordinator Stuart Gunther, Delyn MS Hannah Blythyn and Flint Town Mayor, Cllr Norma Davies.

Flint RNLI Fundraising Chairperson, Laura Catherall-Jones said: ‘We are really grateful to Jollyes and local supporters who continue to support our annual dog show. Our thanks also go to our judges for their continued support and making the tough decision on deciding our winning entries.’

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