This year’s theme was Woof, Wellies and Wellbeing, with the highlight being a fun dog show and woodland walk. The dog-themed fete comes as the hospital welcomed its first Pets as Therapy (PAT) dogs earlier this year and are now regular visitors to Heydon Ward.
The PAT team was at the fete demonstrating what they look for in a PAT dog, and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier display team proved to be a very popular introduction to the main show.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes competed for classes including best young handler, best rescue dog, best old timer and top dog.
Once again, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtroopers were a hit, particularly with our younger visitors, while Transformer Bumblebee made his first appearance at the fete and Taverham Vets was hugely popular with its pet photo booth.
Entertainment was provided by hospital radio, young dancers from Busybodies Stage School, with live music from the fantastic Hospital Choir and Rock Choir.
Almost 50 stalls, including dog and animal-themed stalls, tombolas, food and drink, took part in the day while a BBQ was provided by Serco – a huge thank you to everyone who took part, came along and helped out on the day and we will let you all know how much was raised once all donations are in.