Abbey Park School's Indie wins top dog prize.

Pershore Rotary's Online Dog Show funding local wellbeing groups.


 Abbey Park School's Indie wins top prize in Pershore Rotary's Online Dog Show 


Funding local wellbeing support groups 


Winners have now been notified. You are still able to donate to the Charities through the facebook page link on this site.

   Donations for wellbeing      Virgin Money Giving Dog Show

Our Facebook based competition, the virtual Dog Show, finished on Sunday 7th March

 There were 95 entries over the 5 categories of dogs to be judged and a total of £531.93 was received from 67 donors which, after Gift Aid, amounts to £655.41.


With an additional £680 from the March ’50 Club’ draw, we will be able to donate 
£1,000 to the Pershore Wellbeing Hub and approximately £335 to Springfield MIND.

The competition received 988 votes and produced the following winners;

• Cutest puppy – Indie (Rebecca Scully) – top left

• Best lockdown workmate – Finn (Jenny Curtis) – top centre

• Gorgeous golden oldie – Alfie (Nicola Hudson) – top right

• Best rescue dog – Finn (Jenny Curtis) – bottom left

• Funniest dog picture – Indie (Rebecca Scully) – bottom right

The results were determined by the number of votes cast for each dog and Indie and 

Finn won two categories each, with Alfie winning the other. The overall winning dog 

with the most votes in total and receiving the Judges Favourite prize 

was Rebecca Scully’s ‘Indie’ the Cockapoo.

Now, some may remember that the Business Club donated £1,000 and various items 

of pre-loved IT equipment to Abbey Park Schools Federation in February (see 

February’s newsletter). It turns out that Indie is something of a celebrity at the school 

and her owner, Rebecca Scully, has sent me the following story about Indie and her 

role within the school.

“Indie was born on April 20th 2020 and has been coming in to school since she was 8 

weeks old (the day after I collected her). She comes to school every day with me.

Indie has had a hugely positive impact on our community, far more than I ever thought 

possible. She is on the gate in the mornings where many children cuddle her, kiss her 

and tell her they love her!

She is used as an incentive. Classes spend time walking her and playing ball with her.

Additionally, Indie is used to support children who may be finding things tough. These 

children have some 1-1 quiet time (with a supervising adult) to help lower anxiety 

levels. The year 2 class also interviewed Indie and I when they were ‘working’ as 

advertisers for a dog re-homing centre. They learnt loads about how to care for 

animals. Indie is a cockapoo and doesn’t shed which means none of our children have 

any adverse reaction to her.

Many of our parents have commented on what an assert Indie is, how children are 

excited to come to school to see her. 

Our competition was open to all UK residents for VOTING on the Rotary Club of Pershore Facebook   page. Full details of the entry categories and prizes were posted.  Entries and fees via Facebook where you found how to send photos via facebook messenger followed by the Virgin Money Giving link. All winners were  chosen by public vote (Facebook Likes). These are difficult times for many people particularly those suffering from feelings of depression, isolation, lonliness and other mental health issues. Hence, we have chosen to hold a virtual dog show (man's best friend) on Facebook to cheer us up and donate money raised to a local wellbeing group being set up in Pershore and to the MIND charity. The proceeds from this Dog Show competition will benefit the new

Pershore Wellbeing Hub and Springfield MIND charities

.

Graham Avison, who project managed the Facebook event, was very pleased with the 
outcome. “We set out to raise money for the new Pershore Wellbeing Hub and 
Springfield MIND, and also to engage with the general public through Facebook. By 
achieving both a healthy fund and receiving nearly 1,000 votes on Facebook, we 
consider our objectives were met”.
As a ‘thank you’ to all those who supported the competition, entered dogs, sponsored 
prizes, donated to the charities or just voted for their favourite dogs, our new friend 
‘Lonely’ should have the last word

lonely-dog-message.mp4

We  had set a target of £1000 so thankyou for helping us meet this goal.


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