IT might have been a whole lot of fun, but Easter Monday Dog Trials’ organiser Peter Moore said the day had a very serious message.
Held at The Tarana Hotel, the annual event attracted 40 dogs with all funds raised to go to the Westmead Hospital’s Kidney Research Centre.
Mr Moore said his daughter was being treated at the centre, and the day has held in her honour.
“We got a good crowd here very early in the day which was good,” he said.
“People like to come and support the charity and it’s a really laid-back day and it’s full of families.”
Dogs and their handlers were able to compete in four categories – local, encourage, novice and open.
One of the trial day’s hottest items was a ticket in the raffle which had a major prize of five cartons of beer.
I’m hoping to raise awareness for people to become organ donors, that’s a crucial part of the day.Easter Monday Dog Trials organiser Peter Moore
Mr Moore said he took the opportunity to talk to people about organ donation during the day: “I’m hoping to raise awareness for people to become organ donors, that’s a crucial part of the day.”
And the winners from the Easter Monday Dog Trials were:
- Local – Greg Gunning with Jed
- Novice – Matt Fletcher with Tubby
- Encourage – Kyle Rogge with Scout
- Open – Chris Edmonds with Dear