Dogged efforts boost the fund to create a cancer haven
DOGS and their owners have helped raise almost £2,000 for a Cornish cancer charity at a show in Marazion.
The Top of the Class Dog Show at Marazion Community Centre raised £1,965 for Cancer Care for Cornwall.
Amanda Sullivan, 51, and her husband Garfield have organised the event every year since she was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2004.
"The diagnosis made me feel I wanted to do something for cancer charities," said Mrs Sullivan, who had help putting on the event this year from nurse Kimberly Allen.
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"I just like to get on with it, and raise as much as I can."
Mrs Sullivan, a member of Penzance and District Canine Society, said the show was always well supported by her friends at the organisation.
There were prizes for the winning pets, a plant stall run by Mrs Sullivan's parents and a raffle to boost the takings, while businesses donated doggy products for the organisers to sell.
A cheque for the proceeds has now been presented to staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, where the money will be put towards the construction of a new meeting-place for cancer patients.