Santa Paws photo competition

We are pleased to announce the launch of our ‘Santa Paws’ photograph competition, in aid of Chiltern Dog Rescue in Tring and Cats Protection in Hemel Hempstead. Both charities are extremely close to our heart, since they are both local and of course one of our own cats was adopted from Cats Protection!
We have been completely overwhelmed by the support we have received, with many local companies making donations for our prizes. The first prize in each section are holidays. For the winner of the dog section we have a self catering cottage, by Lairg, in Sutherland, Scotland which has a log fire, sleeps 4 people and two dogs are welcome. This has been donated by Farrant Frost Ltd.

For the winner of the cat section we have a four day Butlins break for four people, donated by Bourne Leisure, in Hemel Hempstead. The second prizes are a professional photography session, donated by Ian Waldron photography in Edlesborough. Third prizes are a £100.00 hamper donated by Pets at Home in Hemel Hempstead and another £100.00 hamper donated by ourselves Nina’s Nannies for Pets, also based in Hemel Hempstead. Fourth prizes are dinner for two at the Watermill Restaurant in Berkhamsted and The Red Lion in Berkhamsted. Fifth prize is a signed copy of Gino D’Acampo recipe book, and a limited edition, of the Meerkats ‘A Simple Life’by Aleksander Orlov, donated by one of our pet sitters Adrienne Hasler.

In addition to these wonderful prizes, we also have a Thames River trip which includes lunch and has been donated by The Flight Centre in the Marlowes Mall and will be raffled on the day.

Mic Martin from BBC Dog Borstal has kindly given up his time to present the prizes to the winners of the dog section, and Jonathan Vernon Smith from BBC Three Counties radio, is our judge for the cat section.

The competition is being launched in this weeks Herald/Gazette, with two photographs of our dog Luika and Haricat. Both are the Nina’s Nannies for Pets mascots and delight in helping with our fund raising. They are obviously not included in the actual competition itself!

To enter this wonderful competition you should submit a festive photograph of your cat or dog, and the envelope should be marked ‘Santa Paws’ and addressed to The Herald/Gazette Newspaper, 39 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1LH and please remember to put your dogs name and contact details on the back of your photograph. We also ask that you submit a £5.00 donation with your entry, made payable to either Chiltern Dog Rescue, or Cats Protection.

You should also be available to attend our prize giving, which will take place on Tuesday 21 December outside of The Flight Centre in the Marlowes Mall, in Hemel Hempstead ,at 4.30pm. if you are lucky enough to be chosen as one of our winners. Even if you are not a winner,why not come down to the Mall and meet Mic Martin or Jonathan Vernon-Smith, where we will also be displaying the winning photographs.