Old dogs and young pups are preparing for Happisburgh Scruffs Jubilee Dog Show

Old dogs and young pups of all shapes and sizes will be heading to Happisburgh on Sunday, August 12, for the Scruffs Jubliee Dog Show.

Jo and Glenn Berry, organisers of the popular doggy day out, are urging supporters to make this year's show the biggest ever in a bid to raise at least �1,800 for a community defibrillator.

The event will feature a terrier show, family dog show, gun-dog scurry and agility and novelty classes such as dog and owner most alike and dog the judge would most like to take home. Rosettes are awarded for first to fourth place.

Refreshments are being donated by professional cake-maker Mellie Whiteside, who is also a Happisburgh resident. There will also be a raffle, hog roast and ice creams.

The honorary president of this year's show is the Berry's pet dog Sir Reggie.

Mr Berry said: 'It is all going well and we just need some decent weather now. We are still collecting raffle prizes and would be pleased to hear from anyone who can donate one.'

The community defibrillator is likely to be located in Happisburgh main street and the Berrys plan to use any surplus cash from the dog show to provide first-aid training for villagers.

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The devices hang in boxes on high street walls and can kick-start the hearts of cardiac arrest victims.

They can be operated by local trained volunteers, or any member of the public, and have saved lives by providing vital first aid before emergency services arrive.

The machine would come under the charge of Happisburgh Parish Council, where Mr Berry is chairman.

The show begins at 1pm at Hall Farm, Grubb Street, Happisburgh NR12 0RQ. Entry costs �1 for adults and 50p for children. Show participation costs �1 per class. Visit www.hallfarmforage.co.uk or ring 01692 650321 for details.

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