Best of British for Bulldog event

Nigel Cassidy with his Bulldogs Stan and Ollie (left)
Nigel Cassidy with his Bulldogs Stan and Ollie (left)

DOZENS of dog-lovers enjoyed a fun day out for the whole family.

The Northern Bulldog Day was held at the Rossmere Centre, in Rossmere Way, Hartlepool, at the weekend and there was a host of activities to keep people entertained.

People from across the country flocked to the event to enjoy stalls, refreshments, professional pet portraits, a pet parade, dog fancy dress and a children’s corner with face painting.

There was a colouring and drawing competition while Vicky Collins-Nattrass, who helped launch Bulldog Day UK and is chairman of Bulldog Rescue, ran an educational theatre session involving an open forum question and answer sessions.

Michele Stonehouse, who helped organise the day, said: “This was Hartlepool’s third time of holding this day in the North-East and we had people from as far afield as South Wales and Scotland staying in the town.”

There were also representatives from Northumberland and Durham Bulldog Club and Yorkshire Bulldog Club and Pets at Home Hartlepool at the event.

Youngsters from Catcote School Business and Enterprise College, in Catcote Road, made homemade sweets and cakes to sell at the event and raise funds for the school.

There was also a coconut stall, a tombola and a raffle and any profits raised on the day is going to Bulldog Rescue.