Take Part in a Virtual Dog Show to Raise Funds For Coronavirus
We’re partnering with Dog Furiendly and other dog-related businesses, to support Bark Aid, a virtual dog show that will raise funds for charities that desperately need support to cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We all know that COVID-19 is having detrimental effects on our society in the UK and the rest of the world. Bark Aid aims to lift community spirits and help ease the pressure of the community by supporting charities that need funds the most.
But wait, what is a virtual dog show I hear you woof? It’s very similar to the fun dog shows that are popular across the UK. Instead of being at an event and meeting judges face-to-face you can upload photos in a series of fun categories from the comfort of your home with the chance to win rosettes and prizes.
There’s over 20 tail-wagging categories in total including ‘Fabulous Fella’ (best male dog), ‘Gorgeous Girl’ (best female dog), Golden Oldie (dog’s over the age of 8) and more.
Each category will raise funds for a charity in need such as Fare Share who redistribute food to frontline charities and AgeUK the leading charity for older people.
Bark Aid will also raise funds and awareness for animal rescue charities who are at capacity and feeling increasing pressure as the virus spreads.
We’re so excited to be involved with Bark Aid that we’re sponsoring and offering prizes for three categories
1. Fabulous Fella (Best Male Dog) supporting FareShare. A charity donating food to communities who are vulnerable and need, They have a network of nearly 11,000 food bank charities across the UK all calling for donations and food during this time.
2. Gorgeous Girl (Best Female Dog) supporting the National Emergencies Trust. A crisis fund to support those communities facing vulnerability from the coronavirus
3. Fantastic Family supporting Mind. It’s important more than ever for people to be taking care of their wellbeing. This will put a strain on their services, and with all fund-raising activities put to a halt, they need support more than ever to relieve pressure amongst their communities.
Entries for the ‘Bark Aid’ cost £1.50 per category and are open from now until the 12th April. Enter here: dogfuriendly.com/barkaid.