Leatherhead dog show and fun day raises £950 for cancer research
A dog show and fun day held to support a cancer sufferer raise money for research into the disease generated more than £950 on Sunday.
The event, at Kingston Road Recreation Ground in Leatherhead, raised money for the One Thousand Women campaign in aid of Action Against Cancer.
The campaign was set up by Leatherhead resident Sam Wisnevitz-Kreil who was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2010.
Selina Reinlo, event coordinator, said: "Sam was contacted by Professor Stebbing at Imperial College who conducts groundbreaking research into the proteins which promote tumour growth and develops drugs to stop these proteins growing, and since receiving her treatment, her cancer has stopped spreading and she is doing really well.
"Sam set up the campaign to help fund Professor Stebbing's research, with the aim of raising £250,000.
"Sam is a client of my mum’s local dog-boarding company, Happy Pets Holidays, so we decided to run a dog show and fun day to try and raise as much as we can for this great cause."
Stalls and activities, including go-karting, pony rides, slides, a raffle and face painting, were on offer alongside the dog show, in which 70 dogs were entered.
The prizes won by the pooches included most handsome male, prettiest bitch and cutest puppy.
For more information about Ms Wisnevitz-Kreil's campaign visit www.onethousandwomen.co.uk