First fun day a step in right direction for PAWS

Emily Fisher and Isabell Shaw with Lola at PAWS' first Family Fun Day
Emily Fisher and Isabell Shaw with Lola at PAWS' first Family Fun Day

Last Saturday saw a successful first Family Fun Day hosted by Pennine Animal Welfare at Todmorden High School.

Attended by hundreds of visitors – both two-legged and four-legged alike – the day at Ewood Lane, Todmorden, was a huge success for the charitable organisation, raising more than £2000 for its cause.

With popular dog shows and classes, bountiful cakes, raffle prizes and plenty of fun for the kids, volunteers held the event to raise money to help PAWS in becoming a registered charity.

Visitors came from across the northwest to attend the event and enter their dogs into the dog shows.

Jessica Fallows, a PAWS spokesperson, said: “This first fun day was a huge success and we could not have done it without the help and continued support of the volunteers and the people of Todmorden. So thank you to everyone involved. The more we raise, the more animals we can help; especially when we become a registered charity.”

PAWS is planning on the Family Fun Day becoming an annual event, with next year being even bigger and better than Saturday’s triumph.

Run by unpaid volunteers, PAWS is constantly helping animals in need and is continuously fundraising in an attempt to provide support and help for all of the animals that it rescues. It is help from the local community that allows it to maintain its work. Since the start of the year alone PAWS has rescued and re-homed 40 dogs and 15 cats.

The organisation is always looking for new volunteers and foster families. Meetings are held monthly and anyone with an interest is welcome.

The next meeting is to be held at Todmorden Fire Station on Wednesday, August 6, at 6.30pm.

For more information, please contact Sue Curran on 07833736325 or visit the Facebook site –