Chobham

MY MY MY DELILAH – nine-year-old Lauren Holder, from Bisley, with her loveable hound

MY MY MY DELILAH – nine-year-old Lauren Holder, from Bisley, with her loveable hound

ABOUT 200 furry friends pitched up on Millbrook’s field with their two-legged owners for the RSPCA’s annual dog show on Sunday.

The centre’s Fun Dog Show is open to old, young, pedigree, non-pedigree, novice, rescue and homeless canines alike.

And, not to be sniffed at, the event raised more than £4,000, which will be ploughed directly back into the centre and spent on animals in their care.

Manager at the Chobham animal rescue centre, Sue Walters, said: “It was a fantastic day and there was huge support from families and dog lovers.

“I’d like to thank all the people for their help.

“We were amazed and touched by how generous visitors have been – especially in this tough economic climate.”

There was an agility display, fun agility and fastest recall, which was won by Willow, owned by Mr Perry, who completed the recall task in only 2.6 seconds.

There were 10 classes for doggie entries and the winner of each category was put forward to find the Top Dog of the Day.

A Staffie called Smokey, owned by Richard Bos, took the overall accolade.

Sue added: “Smokey had been adopted from this centre about six months ago. Now his fur looks amazing and he’s in  tip-top condition.”

PIECE OF CAKE - Baby Cafe

MUMS and toddlers gathered to watch staff cut the cake to celebrate the Baby Cafe’s second birthday.

The cafe was set up in 2010 to offer support and advice to breastfeeding mothers, or those thinking about breastfeeding, and their partners.

Last year, more than 400 mums made use of the service hosted by Woking South Sure Start Children’s Centre at the Ypod on Chobham Road.

It was set up in partnership between all eight Woking Sure Start Children’s Centres, Surrey Community Health and the National Childbirth Trust.

Nicola Norman, Woking South Children’s Centre manager, said: “We are thrilled with the continued success of the Baby Cafe. So far it has seen more than 400 mums between 2011 and 2012.

“It is true that many women want to breastfeed for longer but give up because of problems. We hope that the little bit of extra help and support that the Baby Cafe will offer, will make all the difference.

“The best support is peer support. It is great to make friends within the group. Then breastfeeding will hopefully last longer and they will hopefully be breastfeeding their babies for many weeks with that peer support.

“We are also very aware of the important health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child.”

Woking Baby Cafe is open on Mondays from 10am until 12pm.