Having met an inspiring young lady at the Teenage Market on Saturday, and hearing of her brilliant fundraising achievements on behalf of dog charities, we wanted to put her in the spotlight and help her to achieve her next goal.
It’s amazing that, at such a young age, 12 year-old Scarlett Berry has already put four years of dedication and hard work into charity work. Her next achievement will hopefully tip her fundraising total over £20,000 when dogs from all over the North West head to Central Park, Westhoughton for her annual charity dog show on 4th June.
The Bury Grammar pupil, who lives in Westhoughton, has been fundraising for animal rescue since she was eight, raising money by baking her own dog biscuits under the name Barking Berry’s and taking part in sponsored events and organising shows. “My current total is £19,270 so, if this year’s show is anything like as successful as last year’s event, I should easily pass the £20,000 mark,” says Scarlett.
This year’s show is in aid of Rochdale Dog Rescue and Dogs Trust Merseyside. It will run from 11am to 4pm and will feature:15 fun dog show classes which cost £1 per dog, per class, to enter on the day, have-a-go flyball and lots of attractions for two-legged visitors as well. “There’s something for everyone whether you have a dog or not,” enthuses Scarlett. “We have around 50 stalls, including 20 animal rescue charities, some great craft businesses and amazing refreshments.”
With prizes donated by Cobbydog, Pets at Home and Jollyes and sponsorship from local businesses, everyone is right behind Scarlett. “People are so good and help me so much,” she smiles. “It is amazing to think how many animals we have saved together.”
So will the £20,000 see an end to Scarlett’s fundraising? “Most certainly not!” she says. “I can’t wait until we’re breaking the £30,000 barrier.”
For full details of this year’s show, go to: www.facebook.com/BBdogshow2016
It’s a great day out for families and four-legged friends alike, so why not pop along and help support this dedicated young lady with her great work?