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Support the Dogs at Owls day!

12 June 2014

A leading Sheffield based charity that specialises in training assistance dogs for children and adults with a wide range of conditions, will be appearing at Sheffield Wednesday’s annual family fun day, Owls in the Park.
The event, that takes place at Hillsborough Park on Sunday 13 July, will see Sheffield charity, Support Dogs, carry out various activities and games to raise awareness and vital funds.
As well stalls selling items for dogs and owners, Support Dogs will be running demonstrations with their dogs in training to showcase the range of skills used to increase the independence of people affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disability. 
The charity will also host the special ‘Support Dogs’ Dog Show’ which will let you enter your pet for contention in various categories including cutest pup, best trick and best biscuit catcher!
Danny Anderson, Fundraising Manager at Support Dogs, said: “It’s fantastic that we’re able to come along to Owls in the Park for the third year running as it’s a great way for us to not only raise money but to also raise awareness of what we do.
“The day is always really fun and this year, as the charity is set to do even more fun activities for guests, hopes to be the best one yet!
“Thanks Sheffield Wednesday for again inviting the charity and we hope we see many of your pets entered into what is Sheffield’s largest dog show!”
The day, which is hosted by Sheffield Wednesday and sponsored by the Brooklyn Steakhouse, is now in its third year and expected to attract thousands of people to the event.
Along with appearances from Wednesday players, other activities include live music, a funfair, catering and fun games at various stalls around the park. The Owls’ mascots, Ozzie and Barney, will also make a special appearance!
Supporters will have the opportunity to get the autographs of their heroes and pose for photos – together with buying Season Tickets and official Memberships, which will be on sale on the day.
The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, the club’s charitable arm, will host various taster sessions and activities which will include a World Cup themed football tournament, inflatable pitches and a range of community stalls. 
Coaches from the programme will also deliver free of charge sessions in futsal, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
As well as Support Dogs, local children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood - the Community Programme’s official charity partner - will be holding an official bucket collection in a bid to raise much-needed funds for the organisation.
In addition, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity and the Royal Society for the Blind will join the day with special activities and entertainment throughout what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon!
Owls in the Park 2014 is free to attend and takes place on Sunday 13 July, starting at 11.00am and finishing at 5:30pm.
For more information about Support Dogs visit their website

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