Furry friends put on a show to raise money in Gorleston

Dog show held at Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston

Dog show held at Lydia Eva Court, Gorleston - Credit: Supplied

Posh pooches put their best paws forward last weekend, at an awareness raising event for a Gorleston care home.

A fun dog show was held at Lydia Eva Court, in Gorleston

A fun dog show was held at Lydia Eva Court, in Gorleston - Credit: Geraldine Scott

Lydia Eva Court, in Peterhouse Avenue, put on the show to let the community know what they were all about, as well as raising money for their amenity fund.

This pot of money allows them to do things such as provide entertainment for residents, and take them on days out.

Care home manager Lisa Utting said: 'The day was for Lydia Eva Court residents and people from around the area to come out and celebrate and raise some money.'

She said she had been looking at ideas of how to get their name out there and put some money in the kitty.

'Because even though we've been here for two years now, we wanted to let the community know what we do. And the staff came to me with the really good idea of the dog show.'

The brains behind the operation were care and support workers Glyn Norman and Carol Johnson.

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Lisa said: 'Glyn and Carol have been brilliant, the turnout was a bit better than expected.'

As well as giving prizes to the best dogs in a variety of categories, the show boasted a tombola, music, and specially-made doggy treats.

Plus, owners could have their furry friends microchipped for free.

Lydia Eva Court is a specialist home for people living with dementia and Lisa added: 'Not everyone knows about us, and sadly one in five people suffer from dementia, so it's about us letting the community know who we are and why we're here.'

The amount raised on the day was £1200.

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