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New Guide Dogs for Blind branch launched at north Norfolk show

PUBLISHED: 10:37 08 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:59 08 May 2019

North Norfolk branch Guide Dog Fundraising Group. L-R, Chris Waller, Shaun Purbrick, Mickey Sewell, Barbara Powell, Chris and Margaret Bridgrian, Stuart and Laura Parker and Mandy Loveder. Picture: Bruce Stratton

North Norfolk branch Guide Dog Fundraising Group. L-R, Chris Waller, Shaun Purbrick, Mickey Sewell, Barbara Powell, Chris and Margaret Bridgrian, Stuart and Laura Parker and Mandy Loveder. Picture: Bruce Stratton

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There were lots of wet noses and wagging tails when 150 dogs and their owners took part in an annual north Norfolk bank holiday attraction.

I'm trying! Overstrand dog show and Guide Dogs for Blind. Pictures: Supplied by Bruce StrattonI'm trying! Overstrand dog show and Guide Dogs for Blind. Pictures: Supplied by Bruce Stratton

There were 13 categories at the Overstrand fun dog show, at the Sea Marge Hotel, and best in show was won by Jim Balcombe and his rescue dog Turner.

Show organiser Mickey Sewell said: "Thanks to our sponsors and those from Overstrand Together who set up the event and, most importantly, the dog owners who made it such a fun day."

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Guide Dogs for the Blind also launched its North Norfolk fundraising group covering Sheringham, Cromer, Overstrand and inland to North Walsham.

Mandy Loveder, community fundraising development officer, said: "Volunteers and fundraisers will work together to attend events, take on collections and put collection boxes around the area."

If you want to be a volunteer, call Mandy Loveder on 07468 711890 or email mandy.loveder@guidedogs.org.uk

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