Call for businesses to support St Nicholas Hospice Care’s dog show in Bury St Edmunds

Businesses are needed to help make sure a charitable family day out all about dogs gets tails wagging.

The third Paws in the Park event, organised by St Nicholas Hospice Care and Swayne and Partners veterinary surgeons, will return to Nowton Park, in Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday, May 20.

Organisers are appealing for more trade stands to make sure the event, which last year raised more than £9,000, raises as much as possible for the charity, which cares for people across the community with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.

There will be plenty of food and refreshments for visitors to enjoy, but the hospice would like to hear from other businesses who would like to showcase their products while supporting a good cause.

Charlie De-Moore, one of the event’s organisers and hospice events fundraiser said: “We are all really excited about our third Paws in the Park event.

“Not only does the day promise to be a great day out for all the family, it also helps raise vital funds for those across the community who rely on the hospice’s care and support. It would be great if we could have even more stalls and entertainment on the day for our visitors to enjoy which is why we need the support of our local businesses. If you think you can help please get in touch.”

Trade stand pitches cost £50. For more information or to book, contact Charlie at or call 01284 715599.

Advance tickets for the event, which last year saw thousands of dogs and their owners descend on the park, cost £6 for adults, £2.50 for children and £15 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). Children under two go free.

The event, which is sponsored by Chassis Cab, will feature a variety of different dog show classes, including; best junior handler, dog judges most want to take home, dog that looks most like its owner and many more.

To find out more about the event, go to

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