For the second year running we attended this busy show at Birmingham’s N.E.C. Held on both days Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November 2016 we had quite a team of people to cover the “shifts” on both days. Saturday coincided with our parent organisation The British Dalmatian Club’s Championship Dog show, here we have had a stall selling our festive seasonal goods for many years so our resources were certainly stretched! Kerrie Hanlon one of our trustees, her Mom, two children Harry and Nimah and their Dalmatians Dom and Rosie really saved the day, managing the show at the NEC on Saturday.
Our team of amazing volunteers included Ian Robinson and his wife Justine and their two Dalmatians DJ and Molly who had travelled from Surrey to supported Kerrie on Saturday. On Sunday morning Welfare stalwarts Paul and Karen Hoskins attended with their two girls Meg and Lucy.
On Sunday Maggi de Rozario trustee and our volunteers Mark Baker and Mizelli Stokes bought their puppies along, Maggie’s Ruby and Mark and Mizellis’ Arlo were the real stars of the show, really attracting a crowd. Mizelli also bought her adult Dalmatians Marmite and Kenzie who are now old hands (or paws) at these shows now. Lovely Marion Wildey, committee member also attended the show on Sunday afternoon and as usual engaged the public and shared her stories and experiences with the breed.
These show are not about raising funds, but more about raising he profile of British Dalmatian Welfare and meeting the public. If you would like to come along and meet us at an event near you please see our events page in main menu.