A MOORLANDS woman is pulling out all the stops to raise further funds in memory of her late mum. Kathleen Dyas, who lived in Blythe Bridge, passed away in August 2016 at the age of 66. Her daughter, Liberty-Skye Dyas, has since been fund-raising in her mum's memory and has raised thousands for charity by hosting dog shows – both online and at venues.
Liberty-Skye’s latest event is set to take place on Saturday, April 18 at the South Moorlands Leisure Centre in Cheadle.
Running from 11am until 5pm, Liberty-Skye’s event on April 18, which is entitled ‘Lilo-Star’s Fun Day’ is set to include a host of stalls offering a wide range of wares, along with a Fun Dog Show with different classes.
Liberty-Skye told the Times & Echo: “I am running another fun day for Douglas Macmillan Hospice again after a great result from last time.
“I have done other events for Douglas Macmillan Hospice most of them are online, because of my disability I am limited to what I can do.
“My mum was a lover of dogs, especially Lilo-Star.
“I have a good connection with people from groups on Facebook and I decided to do an online pet show, my first one was 2016. Lilo-Star’s Online Pet Show was discovered.
“I choose to do this because I feel like by doing so I am keeping my mum’s memory alive, also I don’t see a lot of dog events in the area, so it’s nice to see people come from Stoke on Trent and different areas such as London, Derby and Nottingham.
“However much we raise I’m sure it will be gratefully received by Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
“I will have 14 classes plus Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show.
“We also have over 20 handmade stalls attending as well.
“This event isn’t just about my mum – it’s about bringing people together and helping a hospice who do an amazing job for people who need to use the hospice.”
Registration for the dog show will run from 11am until midday with the judging of each classes taking place afterwards.
The classes for this year’s event are: Best Female, Best Male, Best Rescue, Best Friendship, Best Puppy, Best Golden Oldie, Best Waggiest Tail, Best Barker, Best Ears, Best Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Best Pedigree, Best Crossbreed, Best Family, Best Paw Shaker, Best Dog The Judge Would Like To Take Home, followed by Best in Show.
Liberty-Skye has a few places left for stall holders at the fun day. Anyone wishing to book a space can contact her via email at email@example.com.
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