On the 31st March 2007 Mr Peter Bates organised a working test on behalf of the Barton on Humber Gundog Society at Moreby Park, York, in aid of Cancer Research.
The three static tests were judged by Mr Stan Tweedy, Andrew Robinson and Mr Steve Richardson. The scurry event was organised along with the raffle by Mr James Christon.
The day itself saw many breeds of dog competing and although it was a little cold and blustery at times the helpers Jim Christon, Barry Gouldthorpe, Martin Clayton, Graham Slater, David Bartrum, Andrew & Sharon Coates stood for hours throwing the 50 dummies loaned to us by the Lincolnshire Gundog Society.
Finally 1st prize was won by a cocker spaniel that beat both Labradors and Golden Retrievers in the run-off, with vigour.
The day was a great success which was only possible through the generous support of so many people.
Mr Philip Downs donated a weekend stay for 2 at his York Hotel as 1st Prize.
Mr Paul Bates (House of Paws) donated numerous dog and cat beds.
Lintran gave game bags, leads, lanyards, hats and more.
Snowlandia Boarding Kennels & Cattery supplied all the refreshments for the judges and helpers throughout the day as well as bouquets to the hosts Mr & Mrs Preston and Mr & Mrs Appleton.
Even the following people kindly sent donations and so we would like to acknowledge the generosity of Pat White, Stan Tweedy, Kay Ferguson, Miriam Fowler & John Jewitt.
The event raised a marvellous £540.00 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
A big thank you goes to everyone involved.