CancerCare's Vintage Pooch Parade at the Vintage by the Sea Festival

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SAM 0552Over 50 dogs and their owners joined in a vintage inspired sponsored dog walk along a sunny Morecambe Promenade in aid of local families affected by cancer and life limiting conditions.

Sunday’s Vintage Pooch Parade – part of this year’s Vintage by the Sea Festival line up - invited participants to put their pooches to the test by competing in their finest vintage outfits to raise money for local charity CancerCare.

A fun Vintage Dog Show followed immediately after the hour long walk with rosettes and doggie treats given out to winners from categories including Best Hairstyle, Scruffiest Dog, and Best celebrity dog lookalike.

The Dog Show was judged by local designer & Vintage Festival organiser Wayne Hemmingway, and Peter Archer from Pawsitive Training. Best in show winner was Toby, pictured with owner Johnny Bean from Lancaster and Louie the Dachshund aka Barry Manilow!) was awarded Best Celebrity Lookalike. The full list of winners are:

BSAM 2est in show Dog – Toby, owner – Mr Johnny Bean (pictured)

Best Dressed Bitch – Dog – Cally , owner -  Juliet and Josh Abson

Best Dressed Dog -  Dog – Toby, owner – Mr Johnny Bea

Best Hairstyle -  Dog -  Henry, owner  - Sue Dobson

Scruffiest Dog - Dog – Alfie, owner – Miss Biba Rees Cooke

Best Celeb. Lookalike- Dog – Louie, owner – Linda Dixon

CancerCare Fundraising Team Leader Jane Staniford says:

“It was an honour for CancerCare to have been part of the Vintage Festival Programme this year and it’s been an absolutely fabulous weekend. The response for our Pooch Parade was amazing. Everyone really got into the vintage spirit and made a huge effort dressing themselves up and their pooches."

“We’ve managed to raise £500 through the event so far and every single penny will help CancerCare continue making a difference to local families affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions. I’d like to thank everyone who supported us, especially Wayne and the Vintage Team.”

Wayne Hemmingway (pictured right) said:Wayne Alison

"The Pooch Parade was one of the highlights of Vintage by The Sea Festival. It’s great to see folk going the extra mile to put smiles on people’s faces and when the end result is pictures of their exploits being beamed around social media and benefiting the town as well as benefiting a worthwhile charity. Big thanks to all the participants (humans and dogs) and to CancerCare for their superb marshalling and promotion of the Vintage Pooch parade and Vintage by The Sea."

Check out a selection of photos taken at the Vintage Pooch Parade on our Facebook page.

For more information about CancerCare and the local services they offer visit or call 01524 381 820.