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Virtual Dog Show fundraising success

UPDATE: Our Virtual Dog Show is now closed. A huge thank-you to everyone who took part and supported us. With over 100 entries and many individual donations, we raised over £800 for local mental health and Sorotpimist charities. Here are the winners – all entrants can be viewed here.

A key theme for Bridgend Soroptimists, even before the pandemic, was Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing. Club President, Sharon Dixon, explains, “This is an area that has always interested me and I wanted us as a Club to understand more about it. When I say wellbeing, it’s not just the wellbeing of others, it’s also about self-care and looking after ourselves. We need to take care of ourselves so that we can help others.”

During this pandemic, being mindful of our mental health and wellbeing has been more important than ever.

“Walking has been a key part of lockdown for many of us,” says Sharon. “For some it was taking their own dog for a walk, whilst others met dog walkers when they were out-and-about. It got us thinking and we looked for ways to bring these various aspects together and, most importantly, have some fun!”

The Virtual Dog Show is a fun way to pull these themes all together and to raise money for local mental health services too.

Entries to the Virtual Dog Show are open from Valentine’s Day on 14th February until Mother’s Day on 14th March.