MORE than 750 visitors turned out for the annual Puppies and Pimms event at the Heyshott headquarters of the charity Canine Partners and raised more than £4,500.
They were treated to demonstrations of how a canine partner can help someone with a disability, and the charity’s newest recruits lined up to take part in a special puppy show.
Visitors who brought their own four-legged friends had a choice of trying their hand (and paws!) at a special agility course, or entering one of the three classes in the dog show.
Ponies Dotty, Bess and Merlin were kept busy with queues of young children eager to have a ride
There were opportunities for the adults to show their support by either signing up to become a volunteer puppy parent or to join the Adopt a Puppy regular giving scheme which allows the charity to plan for the future while offering the adopter a chance to follow a puppy through its training and onto when it is partnered with a disabled person.