ANIMAL charity Blue Cross promises to provide fun for the whole family at its annual summer fete and fun dog show in Catshill at the end of August.

The charity's animal rehoming centre in Wildmoor Lane will be the venue for the event on Saturday, August 31.

A host of activities will be on offer from archery, go karting and juggling to drumming, dancing and refreshments.

The fundraiser runs from 12-4pm and admission is £2 adults and free for children under 14. The dog show is 50p per class and the first class starts at 1pm.

Neil Edwards, Bromsgrove Blue Cross manager, said: “We love hosting this annual event and seeing previous resident dogs we have rehomed enjoying their happy lives with their families.

"We are really grateful to everyone who is hosting an activity or providing refreshments, also to our fabulous team of volunteers who we really couldn’t be without.

"We hope to see a big turnout and that everyone has a fantastic day.”

Entertainment during the day includes Appalachian dancing, the Paws for Thought dog display team and music from Lee Springfield, Mitzy and Vintage 60s Club.

Fun dog show categories include dog most like his owner, dog with saddest eyes, waggiest tail and best child handler under 14 years. There are rosettes and prizes for all 1st-6th place winners.

To find out more about the summer fete, rehoming pets from Blue Cross or to make a donation, call the centre on 0300 777 1460 or visit

You can also join us on Facebook or visit the centre at Wildmoor Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0RJ, please visit the website for opening hours.

Blue Cross is a national charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets for more than 120 years.