The organisers with some of the dogs at the fair. 020818LSP3-1
The organisers with some of the dogs at the fair. 020818LSP3-1

A summer dog fair, including competitions, carnival games and a raffle, organised by a group of students has been hailed a success.

The students are taking part in the National Citizen Service programme and organised the event for the social action phase of the programme.

It raised money for two charities — Halfway Home Dog Rescue, Collingham, and the Children’s Bereavement Centre, Newark.

Families were invited to take along their dogs to enjoy the fun at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark.

Dogs from the Halfway Home rescue centre also went.

One of the organisers, Jacob Mawer, 16, said: “It was a successful day. Lots of people came, particularly because a family fun day was also on.

“We had a best-looking dog competition, an agility course that owners could take their dogs on, carnival games such as hook-a-duck and guess the amount of dog treats in a jar, and a raffle, so there was a lot on.”

It took the group nine days to organise the event as part of their three-week NCS programme.

After setting an initial fundraising target of £250, the group surpassed it by raising £426.

It will be split between the charities.